Gender Dysphoria

Assessment and Treatment of Gender Dysphoria, Paraphilic Disorders, and Sexual Dysfunction

Sexuality is an important part of each person’s quality of life. Research indicates that awareness of sexual identity and its importance may begin as early as age 3. However, individuals with varying diagnoses, disorders, or dysfunctions may grapple with issues related to their sexuality in their teen years, as well as into adulthood.

In this Assignement, you will explore the assessment and treatment of gender dysphoria, paraphilic disorders, and sexual dysfunction.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Analyze  diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria, paraphilic disorders and sexual  dysfunction
  • Analyze  evidence-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatments for gender/sexual disorders
  • Compare  differential diagnostic features of gender/sexual disorders

To prepare:

  • Select a gender   dysphoria, paraphilic disorder, or sexual dysfunction that interests you.
  • Review the  Learning Resources.

The Assignment

  • Explain the  diagnostic criteria for the gender dysphoria, paraphilic disorder, or sexual dysfunction you selected.
  • Explain the  evidenced-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for the  gender dysphoria, paraphilic disorder, or sexual dysfunction you selected.
  • Support your  rationale with references to the Learning Resources or other academic resource.

Required Readings( need 3+ references).

American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

· Standard 16 “Environmental Health” (pages 84-85)

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

· “Gender Dysphoria”

· “Paraphilic Disorders”

· “Sexual Dysfunctions”

Gabbard, G. O. (2014). Gabbard’s treatment of psychiatric disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publications.

· Chapter 37, “Sexual Dysfunctions”

· Chapter 38, “Paraphilias and Paraphilic Disorders”

· Chapter 39, “Gender Dysphoria”

Hawes, S. W., Boccaccini, M. T., & Murrie, D. C. (2013). Psychopathy and the combination of psychopathy and sexual deviance as predictors of sexual recidivism: Meta-analytic findings using the Psychopathy Checklist—Revised. Psychological Assessment, 25(1), 233–243. doi:10.1037/a0030391

Johnson, L., Shipherd, J., & Walton, H. M. (2016). The psychologist’s role in transgender-specific care with U.S. veterans. Psychological Services, 13(1), 69–76. doi:10.1037/ser0000030

Levenson, J. S., & Grady, M. D. (2016). The influence of childhood trauma on sexual violence and sexual deviance in adulthood. Traumatology, 22(2), 94–103. doi:10.1037/trm0000067

Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

· Chapter 17, “Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunctions” (pp. 564–599)

· Chapter 18, “Gender Dysphoria” (pp. 600–607)

Stahl, S. M. (2017). Prescriber’s Guide: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (6th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.