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Barker, Meg-John and Iantaffi, Alex (2017). Psychotherapy. In: Richards, Christina; Bouman, Walter Pierre and Barker, Meg-John eds. Genderqueer and Non-Binary Genders. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 103–124.

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URL: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137510525
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51053-2_6
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Abstract

In this chapter we provide an overview of psychotherapeutic and counselling practice with non-binary clients. After a brief introduction to non-binary clients and the general mental health of this client group, we explore the ways in which the major psychotherapeutic approaches (humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioural) conceptualise gender identity and expression, and the potential tensions and possibilities of these conceptualisations in relation to non-binary experience. We also offer ideas and practices from the existential and systemic therapeutic approaches, which often utilise less binary conceptualisations of gender.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Authors
ISBN: 1-137-51052-8, 978-1-137-51052-5
Keywords: Psychotherapy; genderqueer; non-binary; trans; gender; counselling
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 53487
Depositing User: Meg-John Barker
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 15:12
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 11:17
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/53487
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