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Counseling and Advocacy With Transgendered and Gender-Variant Persons in Schools and Families
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Nontraditional gender identity and expression have been ignored or pathologized in most school, agency, and family counseling settings. Transgender oppression is based on ignorance and fear of difference. Suggestions are given for counseling and advocacy using transgender and gender-variant persons’ strengths as a challenge to pathology-based frameworks.

2008 report of the Task Force on Gender Identity and Gender Variance

In February 2005, the APA Council of Representatives authorized the appointment of a Task Force on Gender Identity and Gender Variance. The Task Force was changed with: (a) reviewing extant APA policies regarding these issues and affected populations and recommending any indicated changes, (b) developing recommendations for education, training, and further research into these topics,… read more »