‘Taking the lid off the box’: The value of extended clinical assessment for adolescents presenting with gender identity difficulties

Churcher Clarke, Anna and Spiliadis, Anastassis (2019) ‘Taking the lid off the box’: The value of extended clinical assessment for adolescents presenting with gender identity difficulties. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry . ISSN 1359-1045 (Print); 1461-7021 (Electronic)

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As the number of young people referred to specialist gender identity clinics in the western world increases, there is a need to examine ways of making sense of the range and diversity of their developmental pathways and outcomes. This article presents a joint case review of the authors caseloads over an 18-month period, to identify and describe those young people who presented to the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) with gender dysphoria (GD) emerging in adolescence, and who, during the course of assessment, ceased wishing to pursue medical (hormonal) interventions and/or who arrived at a different understanding of their embodied distress. From the 12 cases identified, 2 case vignettes are presented. Implications for the development of clinical practice, service delivery and research are considered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender Identity Development, Gender Dysphoria, Adolescents, Gender Identity Development Service, Psychosocial Assessment
Subjects: Sex Psychology > Gender Identity
Department/People: Special Units
Depositing User: Mr Mat Zaremba
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 14:13
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 14:13
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/1910

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