Gender Identity and Expression

If you are a mental health clinician, it is important to be aware of the difference between biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. It is also important to be familiar with various gender identities. If a client is struggling with their gender identity/expression, and does not feel comfortable discussing this subject with you, you are doing them a disservice as a clinician. In addition, your client should be able to speak about their own individualized gender experiences, and the therapeutic relationship may be strengthened when they have the ability to teach you about their own identity and gender process. However, you should have at least a basic understanding of gender identity and expression, and your client should not have to completely educate you on gender identity and expression.  Continue reading “Gender Identity and Expression”

Two Years and One Degree Later

It’s been a while. I am, undoubtedly, an entirely different person than I was when I posted my first article on this blog. Because it has been so long, I have hidden other blog posts, because I wanted to entirely revamp this blog and begin anew. So what have I been up to? And what am I writing a blog for?  Continue reading “Two Years and One Degree Later”