An Ecological Framework for Transgender Inclusive Family Therapy

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Despite current demands for transgender inclusive family therapy, family therapy training programs provide limited coursework on gender identity and inclusive practice. As a result, written resources are critical for family therapists wanting to provide inclusive services to transgender clients. In the interest of expanding available resources, this article uses an ecological framework to summarize research findings on the unique resiliency and difficulties experienced by transgender people. This was done in the interest of identifying implications for family therapy and distilling these implications into a collection of concrete suggestions for transgender inclusive family therapy practice. A conceptual model and a table of concrete suggestions are included at the end of the article.

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