Session 4 – Researchers and Leading Clinicians on Gender Dysphoria Psychotherapy [S4-23-24]

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About Course

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.

Course Content


  • Video Lesson