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dc.contributor.authorFarmer, Carsen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-24T21:59:33Z
dc.date.available2016-06-24T21:59:33Z
dc.date.issued2013-02-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11803/278
dc.description.abstractResearchers from a variety of academic disciplines note a paradigm shift in the conceptualization of gender in the literature, a change in thinking beginning in the 1990s and continuing to evolve today (Bockting, 2005, 2007; Denny, 2004; Ekins& King, 2006; Goethals &Schwiebert, 2005; Monro, 2007). The transition from a traditional masculine-feminine binary perspective of gender to a pluralistic or multidimensional view has yet to be fully realized in practice. Counselling processes and interventions relevant to gender-variant individuals must be developed based on foundational research that does not yet exist. In the current study, I interview four insider experts using the phenomenological methodology described by Clark Moustakas (1994). This data is analyzed for common themes in order to produce a bottom-up description of the phenomenon of gender variance. I hope ultimately to improve the quality and availability of evidence-based guidelines for counsellors working with gender-variant individuals, and to increase visibility and awareness of gender-variant individuals within the helping professions and society at large.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectGender varianceen_US
dc.titleParadigm Shift: Toward Evidence-Based Practices Supporting Gender Varianceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounselingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorCity University of Seattleen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
cityu.schoolDivision of Arts and Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US
cityu.site.countryCanadaen_US


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