Gender Identity Disorder and Psychosexual Problems in Children and Adolescents

Kenneth J. Zucker and Susan J. Bradley

October 13, 1995
ISBN 9780898622669
Price: $71.00 $53.25
440 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

“Indeed a classic in the field, never dated from its original publication date many years ago. The findings still represent current thinking and findings in the specialty of gender identity today, some 15 years after the date in which this text was introduced to the professional community and public....Provides a thorough, in-depth, and authoritative overview of the phenomenology, epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of gender identity disorder and psychosexual problems in children and adolescents. The volume is invaluable to mental health professionals in that Zucker and Bradley, psychologist and psychiatrist, team up to debunk certain misconceptions and to provide a detailed analysis of gender identity disorder in both boys and girls together with a comprehensive review of the literature, including relevant studies of adults and research on the development of sexual orientation....The inclusion of children's artwork together with case examples and clinical rating forms are exceptionally helpful for purposes of diagnosis....The book is extremely well written and well documented in a manner that leaves the reader with a wealth of information not only in terms of diagnosis and intervention but also in terms of biological and psychosocial factors that may play a role in gender dysphoria. The topics are dealt with clearly and sensitively and leave the reader with a clear understanding of the development and treatment of children and adolescents who are subsequently diagnosed as having gender identity disorder.”

American Journal of Family Therapy

“[The] in-depth treatment of these matters is likely to be of value to mental health professionals and researchers working in this field....Myths and generalizations are skillfully debunked as the authors lay the groundwork for future critical discussion."Child &Family Behavior Therapy —Child & Family Behavior Therapy “...Particularly important is the integration and explanation of the development processes that are linked to psychosexual outcomes, and the book is especially strong in its detailed review of the existing literature and recent empirical and clinical findings...a stellar contribution to the library and repertoire of individuals working with children and adolescents.”

—Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., Tulande U, New Orleans, Readings, September 1996

“In their book, Zucker and Bradley have brought together and critiqued two very large psychological literatures, one from normative gender development and the other from the clinical treatment of gender identity disorders. In addition to serving as a reference text for those working in those two areas, the book will be valuable to both clinicians and researchers by providing a rich collection of case studies as well as quantitative summaries of existing data.”

—Beverly I. Fagot, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene

“Ken Zucker and Susan Bradley have made a major contribution to child psychiatry with this encyclopedic and extraordinarily informative volume.”

—Susan Coates, Ph.D.

“...This book will be of interest to child and adolescent psychiatrists, general psychiatrists, and other therapists with an interest in gender identity and sexuality, including transsexualism. ...this volume represents a comprehensive discourse on all of the up-to-date and extant literature and is highly recommended as a reference text.”

—Gregory Motayne, The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, October 1997

“...Research and case examples are presented in enough detail to be interesting and understandable but not in so much depth as to become boring...This book is well worth reading for the information that it presents about the normative and atypical development of gender identity, even for clinicians who may never see a juvenile who presents with gender identity issues.”

—Gregory K. Lehne, Ph.D, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

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