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Gender Identity and Transgenderism

Gender Identity and Transgenderism

Gender Identity and Transgenderism

Dr Louis Franzini PhD
Dr Louis Franzini PhD

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Launch date: 01 Sep 2016
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Last updated: 21 Dec 2018

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After viewing oneself as a human being, the most important aspect of our self-concept is that we are a male person or a female person. That is the very essence of our humanness and the most basic sense of who we are. This awareness is our gender cognition. To experience a conflict between our physical body and our concept of maleness or femaleness is the most fundamental existential distress imaginable. Serious concerns about who we are at this level can eventually lead to a strong dissonance between one’s body and one’s gender identity. We used to refer to such individuals as transsexuals, but now the term “transgenderist” has become more common and socially acceptable.

A Glossary appears at the end of the text material to define related sexual identity concepts and some of the more technical terms in this area.

This course addresses the following issues and more:
• the possible causes and prevalence of transgenderism
• difficulties in obtaining accurate prevalence data
• MTFs vs. FTMs
• attitudes and knowledge of health care professionals
• harassment of transgender children
• critera for gender dysphoria in DSM-5
• biological and nature theories of gender development
• controversies over conversion therapies
• components of a comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment program
• sex reassignment surgery
• question of postsurgical psychological therapy
• profiles of prominent transgenderists


Objective 1:
Learn the key terms and definitions unique to this field “transgenderism.”
Objective 2:
Distinguish gender identity disorder from gender dysphoria.
Objective 3:
Describe the components of a comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment program for transgender people.
Objective 4:
Identify ethical issues that arise in treating preschool children who may display gender nonconforming interests and behaviors.
Objective 5:
Distinguish primary from secondary transsexuals.
Objective 6:
Describe how children learn and express their gender identity.
Dr Louis Franzini PhD

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Dr Louis Franzini PhD

Louis R. Franzini, PhD, received his B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, his M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toledo, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. He then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavior Modification at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University). Following the postdoctoral program, Dr. Franzini joined the Psychology Department at San Diego State University where he spent his entire academic career. He retired as Emeritus Professor of Psychology. His international academic experience included a number of appointments as Distinguished Professor of Psychology. Dr. Franzini is licensed as a psychologist in Florida and in California.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Association of Social Work Boards
  • 3.00 Units -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    Exam Pass Rate: 70
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • 3.00 Units
  • American Psychotherapy Association (APA)
  • 3.00 Units

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