Professional Care and Counseling

Clinically based books on the care and counseling of gender variant persons.


Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5

by American Psychiatric Association (2013)

This new edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. This manual, which creates a common language for clinicians involved in the diagnosis of mental disorders, includes concise and specific criteria intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care.
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Transgender Emergence

by Arlene Istar Lev (2004)

This comprehensive book provides you with a clinical and theoretical overview of the issues facing transgendered/transsexual people and their families. Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and Their Families views assessment and treatment through a nonpathologizing lens that honors human diversity and acknowledges the role of oppression in the developmental process of gender identity formation.

Transsexual Workers: An Employer's Guide

by Janis Walworth (2003)

The second edition of Transsexual Workers was updated in 2003 to reflect the latest changes in corporate practices, legal decisions, and resource materials. Like the first edition, it includes basic information about transsexualism, an explanation of the transition process, illustrative personal histories, information on relevant civil rights and disability laws, tips for managing difficult situations, and a glossary. The book is designed primarily for employers, managers, human resources personnel, implementers of employee assistance programs, and others in a position to make workplace decisions about how to handle a transsexual employee's transition from one sex to the other.

Transgender Workplace Diversity: Policy Tools, Training Issues and Communication Strategies for HR and Legal Professionals

by Jillian T. Weiss (2007)

Dr. Paisley Currah, Associate Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, has hailed the book as "an essential resource for HR professionals." Dr. Currah, who is the Founder and Board Member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute, and Editorial Board Member of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies and WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly, as well as former Executive Director of the Center For Lesbian and Gay Studies, is well qualified to make this assessment. He has endorsed Dr. Weiss's text as a "clear, up-to-date, step by step guide for employers in supporting their transgender employees." -- Dr. Paisley Currah, Associate Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College

The Complete Guide to Transgender in the Workplace

by Vanessa Sheridan (2009)

As The Complete Guide to Transgender in the Workplace demonstrates, there is a strong business case for treating transgender workers with dignity. Its tips, guidelines, and policy examples will help organizations enhance the bottom line, while keeping the workplace harmonious. The most in-depth and informative volume on transgender workers ever written, the book offers useful tools, practical information, and a variety of resources that will enable business leaders and organizations to deal effectively with the transgender phenomenon. It will also help workers struggling with their identities and will give strength to those who are secure, but have yet to come out.

WPATH Standards of Care - 7th Version

The overall goal of the SOC is to provide clinical guidance for health professionals to assist transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people with safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort with their gendered selves, in order to maximize their overall health, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment.

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