Pre-surgical psychotherapy for groups of transsexual individuals participating in the transgender transitioning

  • Roberta Rodrigues Alves Torres
  • Giancarlo Spizzirri
  • Edna Terezinha Benatti
  • Carmita Helena Najjar Abdo
Keywords: transsexualism, dysphoria, group psychotherapy, psychodrama, sex reassignment surgery

Abstract

Transsexual individuals were divided into two groups to follow-up their weekly treatment at Program on Sexuality Studies (ProSex) of Psychiatry Department of University of São Paulo Medical School, since 2011. The first group is transsexual women (MTF) – persons of the male sex who identify themselves with the female gender, and the second group is transsexual men (FTM) – persons of the female sex who identify themselves with male gender. Clinical and psychodynamic data of these groups were collected. Over the years, it was observed that this approach is very relevant in order to settle conflicts and distress associated with this condition. Also some characteristics of the groups management was noted in relation to the gender with which the individuals identify themselves.

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Published
2020-01-13
How to Cite
Rodrigues Alves Torres, R., Spizzirri, G., Terezinha Benatti, E., & Helena Najjar Abdo, C. (2020). Pre-surgical psychotherapy for groups of transsexual individuals participating in the transgender transitioning. Revista Brasileira De Psicodrama, 24(2), 7-16. Retrieved from https://revbraspsicodrama.emnuvens.com.br/rbp/article/view/252
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