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Transgenderism: A Case Study of the Movie TRANSAMERICA

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This guide is designed to be used as a companion to the Weinstein Company movie, TRANSAMERICA, which can be rented or purchased in DVD or VHS format from a vendor of the user’s choice. It will explain, demonstrate and guide participants in the application of knowledge about transgenderism, including definitions, assessment, diagnosis, gender reassignment surgery, standards of care, trauma, victimization, medical and mental health treatment addressing family, parenting, vocational, substance abuse and HIV issues. The movie portrays a textbook example of a person who is transitioning from a male to a female and is valuable for learning about transgenderedism. It should be emphasized that the “Hollywood effect” may tend to over/under exaggerate the issues.

Note: This course is based on an e-book which is available for purchase from BeneficialFilmGuides.com. Obtain this material by clicking “Get Course Material”. It’s not necessary to purchase the movie. It can be rented from a local video store. However, if you choose to purchase the DVD a link is provided for your convenience.

This course is based on the reading-based online and dvd, Transgenderism: A Case Study of the Movie TRANSAMERICA created by Francine R.Goldberg, Ph.D.

Journal/Publisher:

Beneficial Film Guides, Inc.

Publication Date:

2008, 1st edition

Course Material Author

Francine R.Goldberg, Ph.D.

Francine R. Goldberg received her Ph.D. from the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at New York University (NYU) in 1981, following her doctoral research, Academic Achievement Bias among Community Mental Health Workers. She has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of mental health and psychiatric rehabilitation, including counseling, supervision, administration, staff development, clinical risk management, graduate and undergraduate teaching on the adjunct faculties at NYU and the City University of New York, Lehman College, and multiple national and international publications and presentations that address topics in mental health, psychiatric rehabilitation and the use of multimedia in the delivery of mental health services. She holds a CRC, NCC, LMHC, LPC and LRC.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about issues and treatment interventions for transgender adults, youth and their families. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define transgender and identify the groups under this umbrella term, as well as the issues, obstacles and oppression faced by transgendered adults, children and families.

  2. Demonstrate the transition process for transgendered people, including “Standards of Care” for treatment, hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery.

  3. Recognize the assessment and diagnostic issues for DSM IV-TR’s Gender Identity Disorder (GID).

  4. Acknowledge the role, obligations, responsibilities of mental health clinicians and available resources.

  5. Identify the relationship between transgenderism and substance abuse.

  6. Identify resources for transgendered youth, adults and families.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101514
7 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
  • DVD
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.53 out of 5
68 members have taken this course

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