A clinician's guide to gender identity and body image : practical support for working with transgender and gender-expansive clients / Heidi Dalzell, PsyD, CEDS and Kayti Protos, MSW, LCSW.

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About this work


"This accessible guide for clinicians and clinical students working in the fields of eating disorders and transgender health psychology offers useful tips, constructive case studies and reflective questions that enable readers to feel better equipped in supporting their clients' needs. The book addresses the clinical challenges a therapist may encounter, and provides advice on the key issues involved in therapeutic work with transgender, non-binary and gender-expansive clients, including trauma, minority stress, coming out, family support, appearance and body changes. This book will inspire clinicians to bridge the disconnect between the clinical criteria for eating disorders and the type of eating disorder manifesting in a client with co-occurring gender dysphoria."--Publisher's description.


London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020.

Physical description

224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


Meet our gender-expansive, transgender, nonbinary clients -- Gender identity : an overview -- Body image : an overview -- Developmental perspectives on gender identity and body image -- Gender-based coming out process -- Trauma, identity, and body image -- Challenges for gender-expansive clients -- Eating disorders, gender identity, and minority stress -- Treating eating disorders, gender identity, and minority stress -- Gender affirmation, body changes, and their effects (transitioning) -- Family support -- Barriers to treatment.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-216) and indexes.


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    Medical Collection
    WM617 2020D27c
    Open shelves

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