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Long term effects of cognitive behavioural coaching on gender transition


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Long term effects of cognitive behavioural coaching on gender transition

  1. 1. Longitudinal Effects of Goal Setting Coaching on Psychological Adaptation and Social Integration in Gender Transition <ul><li>Dr Daša (Dasha) Grajfoner </li></ul><ul><li>LGBT LIVES: Sexual/Gender Dissidence Over The Life Course </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships and everyday living </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>May 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is Gender Transition? By Melita (Flickr)
  3. 3. <ul><li>Big change : relational, sexual, emotional, cognitive, behavioural </li></ul><ul><li>Demanding social integration and adaptation </li></ul>
  4. 4. 35% Anxiety (GP 13.3%) 44% Depression (GP 10%) 4 x Self Harm and Suicide Attempt 4 x Use Medical Services Photo: smemon87 (Bockting, 2008)
  5. 5. <ul><li>Low self esteem and self perceived abilities due to: </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying in school (over 50%) ( Reed et al, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Social isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Poor social integration </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of social support </li></ul>Some Reasons
  6. 6. We Aimed to <ul><li>Improve self esteem and well-being by: </li></ul><ul><li>Improving Social skills and Social support (Psychosocial adaptation and integration) </li></ul><ul><li>To eliminate or decrease associated mental health issues </li></ul>
  7. 7. Using <ul><li>Evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC) and goal setting course Managing Change </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching Psychology aims to enhance life experience and increase wellbeing by adopting psychological theories (Palmer & Whybrow, 2007; Grant, 2007) and provides structured framework to encourage individuals to explore their potential and deal with transitions and changes in life (Green et al., 2006) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Goal 1: To create “coming out” information pack for relatives
  9. 9. Goal 2: To be less anxious about interacting with other people. To improve my female appearance
  10. 10. Two Years Later Has this course helped you to be more confident? Scale 1-7
  11. 11. How confident do you feel presenting yourself in the female role after completion of the course?
  12. 12. Has this course helped you to engage more in social interactions?
  13. 13. How much has this course influenced your overall quality of life and well-being?
  14. 14. Longitudinal Effects <ul><li>CBC provides transferable tools </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable levels of confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Increased social integration in the new role </li></ul><ul><li>Increased social skills and social support (Psychosocial adaptation and integration) </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable levels of increased well-being </li></ul>