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The Gender Quest Workbook

A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity

by Rylan Jay Testa Author · Deborah Coolhart Author

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This one-of-a-kind, comprehensive workbook will help you navigate your gender identity and expression at home, in school, and with peers.
If you are a transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) teen, you may experience unique challenges with identity and interpersonal relationships. In addition to experiencing common teen challenges such as body changes and peer pressure, you may be wondering how to express your unique identity to others. The Gender Quest Workbook incorporates skills, exercises, and activities from evidence-based therapies—such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—to help you address the broad range of struggles you may encounter related to gender identity, such as anxiety, isolation, fear, and even depression.
Despite outdated beliefs, gender no longer implies being simply male or female, but rather a whole spectrum of possibilities. This fun, engaging workbook is designed specifically for teens like you who want to explore the concept of gender and gender identity and expression—whether you already identify as TGNC or are simply questioning your gender identity.
The activities in this book will help you explore your identity internally, interpersonally, and culturally. And along the way, you'll learn how to effectively express yourself and make informed decisions on how to navigate your gender with family, friends, classmates, and coworkers. The book also includes chapters on sex and dating, balancing multiple identities, and how to deal with stressful challenges when they arise.
The Gender Quest Workbook also features a brief downloadable guide for clinicians that explains ways professionals can better serve gender-expansive youth. The guide will address ways to help youth working with gender identity build resilience against gender minority stress, among other topics.

Publication Details

Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Imprint:
Instant Help
Publication Date:
2015

Format

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  • OverDrive Read 8 MB
  • Adobe PDF eBook 4.7 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 2.4 MB

Rylan Jay Testa (Author)

Rylan Jay Testa, PhD, is assistant professor in the psychology department at Rhodes College, and research affiliate of the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-based Applied Research (CLEAR). As a clinical psychologist, his research focuses on understanding ...

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Deborah Coolhart (Author)

Deborah Coolhart, PhD, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and assistant professor at the Syracuse University Marriage and Family Therapy program. Her clinical and scholarly work focuses on the strengths and challenges of transgende...

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Jayme Peta (Author)

Jayme Peta, MA, MS, has been working with and for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth for over fifteen years. Peta holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from Naropa University, and is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology a...

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Ryan K Sallans (Author of introduction, etc.)

Ryan K. Sallans, MA, is a public speaker, diversity trainer, consultant, publisher, and author of the book Second Son. Sallans specializes in health care, workplace, and college campus issues surrounding the LGBTQIA community, with a specialized f...

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Arlene Istar Lev (Author of afterword, colophon, etc.)

Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC, is founder and clinical director of Choices Counseling and Consulting and TIGRIS: The Training Institute for Gender, Relationships, Identity, and Sexuality in Albany, NY. She is a lecturer at the University at Alba...

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Creators

Author :
Rylan Jay Testa
Author :
Deborah Coolhart
Author :
Jayme Peta
Author of introduction, etc. :
Ryan K Sallans
Author of afterword, colophon, etc. :
Arlene Istar Lev
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