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dc.contributor.authorLappala, Tracy
dc.description.abstractOver the years, research has reiterated the unique difficulties faced by those within the transgender community, including increased risk for verbal and physical abuse, depression, substance abuse, and suicidality compared to cisgender members of society (Westmacott & Edmondstone, 2020). Although mainstream Western culture is growing in inclusivity and understanding for transgender individuals, psychological literature regarding the correlation between various gender identities and personal agency nonetheless remains under-researched, leaving a large gap in practitioner understanding of transgender identities within and outside of therapeutic spaces (Yavuz, 2016). This paper articulates findings surrounding the intersectionality of transgender identities and personal agency, answering the questions: What are the experience(s) of agency for gender variant and transgender individuals? Furthermore, how can psychologists increase personal agency for gender diverse and transgender communities? Through secondary research, this paper identified specific protective factors for transgender individuals, cognised what agency individuals in this community currently poses, and offers specific tools counsellors can implement to increase personal, proxy, and collective agency with their gender diverse clients.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dc.subjectLGBTQ2S+ historyen_US
dc.subjectGender identityen_US
dc.subjectInterventions for gender diverse clientsen_US
dc.subjectPersonal agencyen_US
dc.subjectTrans-affirming therapyen_US
dc.subjectTransgender experience in therapyen_US
dc.subjectTherapeutic postureen_US
dc.subjectResiliency factorsen_US
dc.subjectProtective factorsen_US
dc.titleGender Identity and Personal Agencyen_US
dc.typeCapstoneen_US University of Seattleen_US of Counsellingen_US
cityu.schoolDivision of Arts and Sciencesen_US

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