Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons: A Handbook for Service Providers, Educators, and Families, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons

A Handbook for Service Providers, Educators, and Families, 1st Edition

Edited by Alfred F. Carlozzi, Kurt T. Choate


222 pages

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Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons offers mental health professionals and other caregivers information and best practices for working with transgender and gender diverse persons and their families. In each chapter, experts from a variety of fields provide an accessible introduction to medical, legal, educational, and spiritual care for transgender and gender diverse adults and youth within a range of contexts, including communities and schools in urban and non-urban settings. Appendices include helpful suggestions for online resources, as well as additional reading for practitioners, clients, and their families. With rich examples and personal narratives woven throughout, this is an essential reference for mental health professionals, as well as other service providers, educators, and family members seeking to address the needs of transgender and gender diverse persons in an up-to-date, inclusive manner.


"Carlozzi and Choate have brought together a diverse group of contributors who provide compelling narratives, research, and basic information for counselors, educators, the transgender community, and their families. My students are preservice and in-service teachers, school administrators, and students in LGBTQ studies. This volume has expanded my own knowledge base and will help my students provide safe and effective learning environments, not just for students who are gender expansive, but for all of their students and families."—Judith Kaufman, PhD, professor of human development and director of the doctoral program in learning and teaching at Hofstra University

Table of Contents

Introduction, Alfred F. Carlozzi and Kurt T. Choate 1. What We Know About Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons, Kurt T. Choate 2. Experiences of Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons, Elijah C. Nealy and Elba Caraballo 3. Gender Diversity in Non-Urban Settings, Douglas Knutson, Dan Walinsky, and Julie M. Koch 4. An Introduction to the Medical and Surgical Care of Transgender Persons, Laura Arrowsmith 5. Transgender Politics – The Civil Rights of Transgender Persons, Alyssa Bryant and Ezra Young 6. Integrative and Ethical Mental Health Care of Transgender and Gender Diverse Adults, Lin Fraser 7. Helping Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth, Diane Ehrensaft 8. Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons, Alfred F. Carlozzi 9. Cultivating a Supportive School Climate for Transgender and Gender Diverse Students, Alexander S. Alvarez and Alfred F. Carlozzi 10. Matters of Religion and Spirituality for Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons, Daniel Helminiak. Appendix A: Further Reading. Appendix B: Additional Websites

About the Editors

Alfred F. Carlozzi, EdD is a professor of counseling and counseling psychology at Oklahoma State University and director of the OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center. Dr. Carlozzi is licensed as a psychologist and marital and family therapist in Oklahoma and has maintained a part-time private practice for many years, providing psychological services to transgender and gender diverse clients and their families.

Kurt T. Choate, PhD is an associate professor and department chair of psychology and counseling at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Dr. Choate is a licensed psychologist, school counselor, and school psychologist for the state of Oklahoma, and has been providing mental health services for the LGBTQ+ community at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health