Transgender Individuals: Can We Help?

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School of Social Work


Transgender individuals are often marginalized and disenfranchised within society. To add insult to injury, these individuals experience much intentional and unintentional discrimination with social work clinicians and members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual community. Research and information made available to the social work profession is scarce in the realm of working and implementing change with transgenders. This article views some of the limited literature for professionals to provide a more important description of this population, known effective practices and implications for social work clinicians beginning and currently working with transgender individuals.