Transgender Studies will prepare you to work with clients who define themselves somewhere “outside the binary” of being either man or woman. In this course, you will learn to contextualize the transgender experience historically, and will be introduced to important individuals whose exploration and understanding of this population are significant in their evolving treatment.
You will be introduced to the Standards of Care set forth by the World Professional Association of Transgender Health. You’ll also gain awareness of the many paradigm shifts that have taken place when describing what it means to be “culturally competent” with a minority population whose recent exposure is being compared to the modern day Civil-Rights Movement.
You will be introduced to the many terms and definitions that surround the trans* experience, the effects of marginalization, stigma and minority stress. The course will also address the multiple tasks within clinical management that surrounds a re-gendering process, from hormones to surgeries, and what is essentially involved when one is working with a gender-diverse individual.