Transgender Emergence

cents, this chapter addresses the transgender emergence as transgendered and
transsexual adults experience it. TRANSGENDER EMERGENCE Emergence
involves a complex interaction of intrinsic developmental issues and social and ...

Transgender Emergence

Author: Arlene Istar Lev

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136384952

Page: 500

View: 479

Explore an ecological strength-based framework for the treatment of gender-variant clients 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. Specific sections of Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and Their Families address the needs of gender-variant people as well as transgender children and youth. The issues facing gender-variant populations who have not been the focus of clinical care, such as intersexed people, female-to-male transgendered people, and those who identify as bigendered, are also addressed. The book examines: the six stages of transgender emergence coming out transgendered as a normative process of gender identity development thinking "outside the box" in the deconstruction of sex and gender the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as the convergence, overlap, and integration of these parts of the self the power of personal narrative in gender identity development etiology and typographies of transgenderism treatment models that emerge from various clinical perspectives alternative treatment modalities based on gender variance as a normative lifecycle developmental process Complete with fascinating case studies, a critique of diagnostic processes, treatment recommendations, and a helpful glossary of relevant terms, this book is an essential reference for anyone who works with gender-variant people. Handy tables and figures make the information easier to access and understand. Visit the author's Web site at

Transgender 101

Arlene Istar Lev, Transgender Emergence (Binghamton, NY: Haworth Clinical
Practice), 243. 3 . José B. Ashford, Craig Winston LeCroy, and Kathy L. Lortie,
Human Behavior in the Social Environment (Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/ Cole
, ...

Transgender 101

Author: Nicholas M Teich

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231504276

Page: 160

View: 190

Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes. They describe the coming out process and its effect on family and friends, the relationship between sexual orientation, and gender and the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism. The volume covers the characteristics of Gender Identity Disorder/Gender Dysphoria and the development of the transgender movement. Each chapter explains how transgender individuals handle their gender identity, how others view it within the context of non-transgender society, and how the transitioning of genders is made possible. Featuring men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications, this book is written for students, professionals, friends, and family members.

Substance Use Disorders in Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Clients

Transgender emergence (Lev 2004) refers to developing a gender identity as a
transgender or transsexual person. Although there are similarities to coming out
as lesbian/gay or bisexual, there are also profound differences because there are

Substance Use Disorders in Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Clients

Author: Sandra C. Anderson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512694

Page: 272

View: 565

Internalized homophobia, alienation, poor support structures, and high levels of depression all contribute to substance abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, with social activity at bars and clubs reinforcing addictive behavior. The threat of bias in treatment programs also prevents many from seeking help. An essential resource for human service professionals searching for the latest research on these unique issues, this volume features both state of the art practice methods for treating substance use disorders and up-to-date analyses of sexual orientation and gender identity issues, heterosexism, and the ethical challenges of working with the LGBT community. Sandra Anderson discusses practice with individuals, couples, families, and small groups, as well as practice at the program level. Drawing on case studies with her own clients and from social service agencies that treat LGBT clients, Anderson emphasizes evidence-based treatment models, including motivational enhancement therapy, contingency management, the matrix model, and community reinforcement. Packed with recommendations for effective practice, this singular volume confronts the obstacles faced not only by clients with addictions but also by the LGBT population as a whole.

Whipping Girl

Stoller, Presentations of Gender, 28–33; Lev, Transgender Emergence, 120–124.
MacKenzie, Transgender Nation, 92; Benjamin, The Transsexual Phenomenon;
Richard Green and E. B. Keverne, “The Disparate Maternal Aunt-Uncle Ratio in ...

Whipping Girl

Author: Julia Serano

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1580056237

Page: 416

View: 931

In this updated second edition, biologist and trans woman Julia Serano reveals a unique perspective on femininity, masculinity, and gender identity. In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observations-both pre- and post-transition-to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole. Serano's well-honed arguments and reputation as a thought-leader stem from her ability to bridge the gap between the often-disparate biological and social perspectives on gender. In this provocative manifesto, she exposes how deep-rooted the cultural belief is that femininity is frivolous, weak, and passive, and how this "feminine" weakness exists only to attract and appease male desire. In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about transsexuality, Serano makes the case that today's feminists and transgender activists must work to embrace and empower femininity-in all of its wondrous forms.

Transgender Medicine

See Social transition of TGNC individuals transphobia/transprejudice, 297
Transgender care. ... 84 social transition, 77 sports participation, 80 Transgender
Discrimination survey, 26 Transgender Emergence (Lev), 312 Transgender
female, ...

Transgender Medicine

Author: Leonid Poretsky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 303005683X

Page: 481

View: 681

Although transgender persons have been present in various societies throughout human history, it is only during the last several years that they have become widely acknowledged in our society and their right to quality medical care has been established. In the United States, endocrinologists have been providing hormonal therapy for transgender individuals for decades; however, until recently, there has been only limited literature on this subject, and non-endocrine aspects of medical care for transgender individual have not been well addressed in the endocrine literature. The goal of this volume is not only to address the latest in hormonal therapy for transgender individuals (including pediatric and geriatric age groups), but also to familiarize the reader with other aspects of transgender care, including primary and surgical care, fertility preservation, and the management of HIV infection. In addition to medical issues, psychological, social, ethical and legal issues pertinent to transgender individuals add to the complexities of successful treatment of these patients. A final chapter includes extensive additional resources for both transgender patients and providers. Thus, an endocrinologist providing care to a transgender person will be able to use this single resource to address most of the patient’s needs. While Transgender Medicine is intended primarily for endocrinologists, this book will be also useful to primary care physicians, surgeons providing gender-confirming procedures, mental health professionals participating in the care of transgender persons, and medical residents and students.

The Health of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender People

Finally, based on her clinical experience and a review of the scientific literature,
Lev (2004) describes six stages of transgender emergence: awareness; seeking
information/reaching out; disclosure to significant others; exploration, identity, ...

The Health of Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender People

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309210658

Page: 366

View: 245

At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.

The Lives of Transgender People

Transgender health: Findings from two needs assessment studies in
Philadelphia. Health and Social Work, 30, ... Transgender emergence:
Therapeutic guidelines for working with gender-variant people and their families.
New York: Haworth ...

The Lives of Transgender People

Author: Genny Beemyn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512619

Page: 200

View: 860

Responding to a critical need for greater perspectives on transgender life in the United States, Genny Beemyn and Susan (Sue) Rankin apply their extensive expertise to a groundbreaking survey one of the largest ever conducted in the U.S. on gender development and identity-making among transsexual women, transsexual men, crossdressers, and genderqueer individuals. With nearly 3,500 participants, the survey is remarkably diverse, and with more than 400 follow-up interviews, the data offers limitless opportunities for research and interpretation. Beemyn and Rankin track the formation of gender identity across individuals and groups, beginning in childhood and marking the "touchstones" that led participants to identify as transgender. They explore when and how participants noted a feeling of difference because of their gender, the issues that caused them to feel uncertain about their gender identities, the factors that encouraged them to embrace a transgender identity, and the steps they have taken to meet other transgender individuals. Beemyn and Rankin's findings expose the kinds of discrimination and harassment experienced by participants in the U.S. and the psychological toll of living in secrecy and fear. They discover that despite increasing recognition by the public of transgender individuals and a growing rights movement, these populations continue to face bias, violence, and social and economic disenfranchisement. Grounded in empirical data yet rich with human testimony, The Lives of Transgender People adds uncommon depth to the literature on this subject and introduces fresh pathways for future research.

Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth

In this context, very little has been written about actual social work practice
withthe transgender communities. Other than Mallon's useful SocialServices with
TransgenderedYouth (1999a), Lev's Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic ...

Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth

Author: Gerald P. Mallon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135267065

Page: 194

View: 224

Through personal narratives and case studies, this fully updated second edition explores the childhood and adolescent experiences of transgendered persons. Addressing the differences between male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male (FTM) individuals and identifying the specific challenges of transgender persons from diverse races, cultures, and religious backgrounds, this compelling book offers suggestions that will help social workers and the youths' families learn more about the reality of transgender persons' lives. Some of the areas discussed include: individual practice group work practice family-centered practice internal and external stress factors a new discussion of the legal issues that trans and gender variant youth face a new chapter on focusing on a recommendations for clinical treatment. Containing invaluable information on a topic that is not widely discussed or written about, the second edition of Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth discredits negative stereotypes surrounding these youths and offers you insight into their experiences. Additionally, the chapters openly address questions that practitioners may have about gender identity as well as offer concrete and practical recommendations about competent and positive practice with this population. It will interest academics and social service practitioners seeking to know more and work effectively with transgender and gender variant youth.

The Transgender Studies Reader

22 Hermaphrodites with Attitude Mapping the Emergence of Intersex Political
Activism Cheryl Chase WITH THIS ... Chase argues that intersex, transgender,
and sexual-orientation activism are closely linked through a shared liberal
emphasis ...

The Transgender Studies Reader

Author: Susan Stryker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 041594709X

Page: 752

View: 759

Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between bodies, desire, and identity, the field is both fascinating and contentious. The Transgender Studies Reader puts between two covers fifty influential texts with new introductions by the editors that, taken together, document the evolution of transgender studies in the English-speaking world. By bringing together the voices and experience of transgender individuals, doctors, psychologists and academically-based theorists, this volume will be a foundational text for the transgender community, transgender studies, and related queer theory.

The Art of Effective Facilitation

Transgender emergence: Therapeutic guidelines for working with gendervariant
people and their families. New York, NY: Haworth Clinical Practice Press. Renn,
K. A., & Bilodeau, B. L. (2011). Lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender identity ...

The Art of Effective Facilitation

Author: Lisa M. Landreman

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579229794

Page: 292

View: 861

How can I apply learning and social justice theory to become a better facilitator? Should I prepare differently for workshops around specific identities? How do I effectively respond when things aren’t going as planned? This book is intended for the increasing number of faculty and student affairs administrators – at whatever their level of experience -- who are being are asked to become social justice educators to prepare students to live successfully within, and contribute to, an equitable multicultural society. It will enable facilitators to create programs that go beyond superficial discussion of the issues to fundamentally address the structural and cultural causes of inequity, and provide students with the knowledge and skills to work for a more just society. Beyond theory, design, techniques and advice on practice, the book concludes with a section on supporting student social action. The authors illuminate the art and complexity of facilitation, describe multiple approaches, and discuss the necessary and ongoing reflection process. What sets this book apart is how the authors illustrate these practices through personal narratives of challenges encountered, and by admitting to their struggles and mistakes. They emphasize the need to prepare by taking into account such considerations as the developmental readiness of the participants, and the particular issues and historical context of the campus, before designing and facilitating a social justice training or selecting specific exercises. They pay particular attention to the struggle to teach the goals of social justice education in a language that can be embraced by the general public, and to connect its structural and contextual analyses to real issues inside and outside the classroom. The book is informed by the recognition that “the magic is almost never in the exercise or the handout but, instead, is in the facilitation”; and by the authors’ commitment to help educators identify and analyze dehumanizing processes on their campuses and in society at large, reflect on their own socialization, and engage in proactive strategies to dismantle oppression.

Battleground M Z

... Transgender Care : Recommended Guidelines , Practical Information and
Personal Accounts ( Philadelphia : Temple University Press , 1997 ) ; Lev ,
Arelene Istar , Transgender Emergence : Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with
Gender ...

Battleground  M Z

Author: Amy Lind

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313340390

Page: 662

View: 139

Whether in the home or in the public arenas of media, work, sports, politics, art or religion, women often become embroiled as subjects in the political, social, and cultural debates in America. People on all areas of the political landscape see women in diverse and conflicting ways -- as either too liberated or not liberated enough, or whether and how gender and sexual roles are rooted in either biology or culture. Battleground: Women, Gender, and Sexuality helps readers navigate contemporary issues and debates pertaining to women's lives in the United States and globally. This work examines how science and culture intertwine to influence how we think about our identities, desires, relationships, and societal roles today. Battleground: Women, Gender, and Sexuality comprises lengthy, in-depth discussions of the most timely issues that are debated in today's culture, such as: Birth Control BLComparable Worth BLDisability and Gender BLGlass Ceiling BLImmigration BLPlastic Surgery, Tatooing, and Piercing BLSame-Sex Marriage BLSexual Assault and Sexual Harrassment Each essay provides a balanced overview of these hot-button topics, and a list of works for Further Reading after each entry serves as a stepping-stone to more in-depth material for students who are writing papers or researching reports.

Multicultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice with Families 3rd Edition

Transgender emergence: Therapeutic guidelines for working with gender-variant
people and their families. New York: Haworth Press. MacPike, L. (Ed.). (1989).
There's something I've been meaning to tell you. Tallahassee, FL: Naiad Press.

Multicultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice with Families  3rd Edition

Author: Elaine P. Congress, MSSW, DSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610830X

Page: 408

View: 130

Multicultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice with Families is in its thirdedition and continues to expand the depth and breadth with which culturemay be understood and the impact of culture in working with families.Congress, Gonzalez, and their contributors have updated this text to includea focus on evidence-based practice, 10 additional chapters, revision of avaluable assessment tool, and a culturagram. This book clearly is an essentialresource for social workers committed to culturally sensitive practice."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Encompassing the most current issues faced by multicultural families across the lifespan and the social workers who serve them, this popular textbook contains ten new chapters and provides content that has been significantly expanded throughout. These new and reconceived chapters offer professors and social work graduate students a broader and more comprehensive take on the key issues that arise when treating families from diverse cultural backgrounds and current, evidence-based models for assessment and treatment. New chapters include: Evidence-based models of care for ethnically-diverse families Practice with Asian-American families Practice with Native American and indigenous families Practice with Hispanic families Practice with Arab families Practice with adolescents Practice with families when there is risk of suicide Practice with families dealing with substance use and abuse Practice with families around health issues Legal issues with immigrants Contributors to the text are leaders in the field of multicultural issues that encompass a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Updated case studies, vignettes, and statistical data illustrate the book's content.

Twenty first Century Motherhood

Transforming Families: Real Stories About Transgender Loved Ones. Imperial
Beach, Calif.: Trook. ... Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for
Working with Gender-Variant People and Their Families. New York: Haworth.
Miller ...

Twenty first Century Motherhood

Author: Andrea O'Reilly

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520476

Page: 384

View: 915

A pioneer of modern motherhood studies, Andrea O'Reilly explores motherhood's current representation and practice, considering developments that were unimaginable decades ago: the Internet, interracial surrogacy, raising transchildren, male mothering, intensive mothering, queer parenting, the applications of new biotechnologies, and mothering in the post-9/11 era. Her work pulls together a range of disciplines and themes in motherhood studies. She confronts the effects of globalization, HIV/AIDS, welfare reform, politicians as mothers, third wave feminism, and the evolving motherhood movement, and she incorporates Chicana, African-American, Canadian, Muslim, queer, low-income, trans, and lesbian perspectives.

Counseling Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Substance Abusers

whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly , or whether I am now a
butterfly dreaming I am a man . Chuang Tzu The Tai Te Ching : A New
Translation with ...

Counseling Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Substance Abusers

Author: Dana G. Finnegan

Publisher: Routledge


Page: 272

View: 394

This book, a completely revised version of the authors' 1987 Dual Identities, offers insight on the special treatment issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) substance abusers. It describes stages of sexual identity transformation, looks at different counseling approaches, and gives practical suggestions for helping clients. Information is accessible to beginning and experienced counselors as well as patients. Finneagan, an alcohol counselor, and McNally, a psychologist and alcohol counselor, are co-founders and current board members of the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals. c. Book News Inc.

Queering Christianity Finding a Place at the Table for LGBTQI Christians

... he is aware of the many layers of identity that transgender youth must navigate
in the midst of adolescence: race, class, sexual identity, gender identity, and
stages of transgender emergence. Their journey to wholeness also includes
several ...

Queering Christianity  Finding a Place at the Table for LGBTQI Christians

Author: Robert E. Shore-Goss

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440829667

Page: 424

View: 805

A fascinating read for anyone seeking to understand the conflict between Christianity and LGBTQI individuals, this book is, as its editors proclaim, "a fearlessly wide vision of queer Christians finding a place within Christianity—and claiming their authentic experience and voice."

Bisexual Men in Culture and Society

emergence moment, queer women suddenly find themselves endowed in
popular culture with powers to do evil to straight ... In thelavender districts,
themain theoretical responseinthewake of the moment of bi and transgender
emergence was ...

Bisexual Men in Culture and Society

Author: Erich W Steinman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131799275X

Page: 126

View: 261

Gain a fresh perspective on this misunderstood sexual orientation! From invisible to pathological, the literary, cultural, and theoretical representations of male bisexuality have been almost uniformly negative. Bisexual Men in Culture and Society provides a clear, rational analysis of the negative stereotypes and the underlying reasons for them. ”The bisexual is the brutal father, the abusive husband, the violent rapist (all familiar figures of male heterosexual power), but he is also the simpering, oral-sadistic mama's boy found in psychoanalytic accounts of homosexuality. . . . Bisexuals are queers with straight privilege, . . . straights with gay chic.” Jonathan David White's caustic summary of bisexual men as seen in David Lynch's film Blue Velvet also applies to many of the representations of male bisexuality in popular and high culture. The original essays in Bisexual Men in Culture and Society deconstruct that dangerous image with blistering force and accuracy. Bisexual Men in Culture and Society offers thoughtful, insightful examinations of the cultural meanings of bisexuality, including: the recurring figure of the predatory, immoral bisexual man in the novels of E. Lynn Harris the overlooked bisexual themes in James Baldwin's classic novels Another Country and Giovanni's Room the murderous bisexual men in such films as Blue Velvet and American Commandos the portrayal in women's magazines of the bisexual husband as a promiscuous, deceitful AIDS carrier the conflicts within sexual-identity politics between gay men and bisexual men the focus on bisexual orientation, rather than sexual behavior, as a risk factor for AIDS Continuing the tradition of Bisexuality in the Lives of Men: Facts and Fictions, Bisexual Men in Culture and Society offers a brilliant analysis of the lives of bisexual men and their precarious position within a racist, sexist, and homophobic society.

Family Problems

Transgender emergence: Therapeutic guidelines for working with gender-variant
people and their families. New York: Haworth Press. Lombardi, E. (2009).
transsexual lives and their relationship with transphobia. Journal of
Homosexuality, 56, ...

Family Problems

Author: Joyce A. Arditti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118352696

Page: 400

View: 665

Family Problems: Stress, Risk, and Resilience presents an interdisciplinary collection of original essays that push the boundaries of family science to reflect the increasingly diverse complexity of family concerns in the modern world. Represents the most up-to-date family problem research while addressing such contemporary issues as parental incarceration, same sex marriage, health care disparities, and welfare reform Features brief chapter introductions that provide context and direction to guide the student to the heart of what’s important in the piece that follows Includes critical thinking questions to enhance the utility of the book for classroom use Responds to family problem issues through the lens of a social justice perspective

Transgender Identities

Transgender Identities: Towards a Social Analysis of Gender Diversity emerges
from, and speaks to, recent ... the 1960s and ending with a discussion of the
emergence of 'transgender studies' as a distinct field of scholarship in the late

Transgender Identities

Author: Sally Hines

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135148104

Page: 312

View: 552

In recent years transgender has emerged as a subject of increasing social and cultural interest. This volume offers vivid accounts of the diversity of living transgender in today's world. The first section, "Emerging Identities," maps the ways in which social, cultural, legal and medical developments shape new identities on both an individual and collective level. Rather than simply reflecting social change, these shifts work to actively construct contemporary identities. The second section, "Trans Governance," examines how law and social policy have responded to contemporary gender shifts. The third section, "Transforming Identity," explores gender and sexual identity practices within cultural and subcultural spaces. The final section, "Transforming Theory?", offers a theoretical reflection on the increasing visibility of trans people in today’s society and traces the challenges and the contributions transgender theory has brought to gender theory, queer theory and sociological approaches to identity and citizenship. Featuring contributions from throughout the world, this volume represents the cutting-edge scholarship in transgender studies and will be of interest to scholars and students interested in gender, sexuality, and sociology.