Presents research that psychotherapy and psychiatry rather than hormone treatment improve mental health, allow adolescent identity exploration to continue without harming bodies, treat 6 types of causes including pre-existing conditions.
Proposed Learning Objectives
- Describe the difference between gender exploratory therapy (GET) and identity change efforts (GICE, or change exploring therapy for incongruent gender identity).
- Identify treatment for gender dysphoria that national health authorities and professional organizations are increasingly prioritising.
- Identify 3 reasons to prioritize psychotherapy and psychiatric treatments based on research.
- Identify 6 causes of gender dysphoria that case studies have addressed.