New Book! Sex, Sexuality & Trans Identity: Clinical Guidance for Psychotherapists & Counselors

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Forthcoming in 2019

From Jessica Kingsley Press

In the last year, I’ve been very privileged to have had the opportunity to work with an exceptional group of colleagues; psychotherapists, counselors, psychoanalysts, theorists, psychologists, educators, advocates, and medical providers. These folks have been extremely generous with their time and talent and I cannot wait to share their incredible knowledge with our larger professional communities!

Here’s a taste, from the Intro (Violeta, Niemira, & Jacobson, 2019): “Since 2008, ICP’s Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality (PCGS) has hosted a biannual transgender mental health conference. These symposia have informed, explored, and expanded clinical discourse for those working with and within the transgender community, addressing a wide range of themes such as culture, intersectionality, and most recently, sexuality. The current volume represents a sample of the presentations made during the 2016 conference which explored the constructs, practices, and complexities of sexuality among transgender people and their partners. This symposia brought multidisciplinary presenters and hundreds of attendees from around the world to contribute voices from the leading edges of this rapidly advancing field of inquiry and experience. 

The contributions herein represent many points of view from clinicians, academics, advocates and educators who are transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, gender expansive, cisgender, or who identify at other points along the gender spectrum. They represent many clinical orientations, professional experiences, and personal positionalities; all are passionate about their work and their ideas as is evident in their writings. We believe that bringing these perspectives together allows us to break out of our respective echo chambers to challenge our too-firmly held understandings of gender, sexuality, and the clinical interactions we have with our trans patients. It is in this context and with these overarching intricacies that we are tasked with the challenge of having a meaningful discussion of sexuality and sexual expression among trans people and their partners…”