Gender: A Wider Lens
Gender: A Wider Lens
96 — Official Launch: Clinical Guide for Therapists Working with Gender-Questioning Youth

96 — Official Launch: Clinical Guide for Therapists Working with Gender-Questioning Youth


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NOTE: Since this episode’s original air date, the Gender Exploratory Therapy Association has updated their name to be Therapy First.

Two other members of GETA’s leadership team join Sasha and Stella for this special episode: Jungian Analyst, Lisa Marchiano and psychoanalyst, Joe Burgo join to discuss the new Clinical Guide that will be officially launched on December 3rd 2022.  

GETA, the Gender Exploratory Therapy Association and other groups have worked together to produce this guidance, which provides a loose framework for skilled and ethical therapists who are interested in depth-oriented work with gender-related distress. The launch of this document will be paired with a ground-breaking free workshop for any interested clinicians who want to learn how to work with gender issues in an ethical, exploratory fashion. 


Extended Notes

  • The group shares why they believe GETA should exist.

  • Gender can feel like an exception to everything you know for clinicians and therapists.

  • GETA is a psychological approach to psychological problems.

  • GETA created a thorough clinical guide for therapists who work with gender-questioning youth.

  • The new guide is not a model for working with gender dysphoria. It leaves room for different approaches.

  • The group discusses what the guide is and what it is not.

  • The guide includes full-assessment guidance.

  • This opens up further discussions around gender.

  • The guide looks at what a true, informed assessment is.

  • Gender exploratory therapy is not conversion therapy.

  • There is a difference between the clinical side to look at things and the political.

  • The guidelines will be free on the GETA website and will be launched with a webinar.

  • Clinicians who are considering joining GETA are welcome.

Gender: A Wider Lens
Gender: A Wider Lens
Therapists Stella O’Malley and Sasha Ayad explore diverse perspectives through a psychological lens, fostering open dialogue on gender identity, transition, and the transgender umbrella. Their work with gender dysphoric clients and unique experiences yield an informed outlook delving into gender's psychological nuances. Interviews with clinicians, academics, transgender individuals, parents, detransitioners, and others touched by gender provide varied insights and intimate inquiry into the taboo yet relevant topic.