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Chapter 8 - Psychological Practice

Process Considerations

from Section 3 - Psychological Theories and Applications

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 November 2022

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Chapter 8 begins by pointing out the current lack of collective clarity about the role of psychological care providers (PCPs) and suggests that researchers and practitioners make collective effort to develop the role of PCPs in sex development in future. Meanwhile it outlines the psychological consultation process that is generic and familiar to most PCPs. The author provides an initial assessment template and summarizes the popular psychotherapeutic interventions. The template is visible in several of the practice vignettes in the ensuing chapters of the book. The author ends the chapter by arguing that the tertiary environment is set up for diagnostic workup and treatment and unsuitable for the kind of ongoing psychosocial input that is needed by individuals and families living in their communities. The author makes a case for PCPs in DSD centers to collaborate with peer support workers to enable nonspecialist providers in the community to contribute to ongoing support for individuals and families.

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Variations in Sex Development
Medicine, Culture and Psychological Practice
, pp. 118 - 141
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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