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Author Robison, Rachel A
Title The Transgender Function: Gender Variance in Relationship to Mental Health
book jacket
Descript 80 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 50-05, page:
Adviser: Alex O. Miranda
Thesis (M.A.)--Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2012
The author explored the nature of the relationship between gender variance and mental health within the context of the individual and of culture. Through an action research approach, information was gathered about the treatment of gender variance therapeutically and politically in addition to the lived experience of gender variant individuals and their families. Gender variant persons suffer from higher levels of mental health problems than the population at large and simultaneously have greater difficulty accessing appropriate mental health services. Gender is both biologically and culturally derived. In working with these individuals therapeutically, the relationship between the client and his or her culture becomes one of the most important relationships in relation to the client's identity. Clinicians and society at large may benefit from the unique and valuable perspective gender variant persons have to offer if these at-risk individuals are given the support they need to lead functional and productive lives
School code: 1142
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 50-05
Subject Health Sciences, Mental Health
Psychology, Social
Psychology, Counseling
Gender Studies
Alt Author Pacifica Graduate Institute
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