Counselling may be an important element in transitioning for a trans client. Trans clients may also seek out support for issues unrelated to their gender. At THiP we want to ensure that BC counsellors have the resources they need to provide the best possible gender-affirming care to their clients.
Our Gender 101 page provides some helpful information for understanding general trans issues and terminology. Below are some resources that you may find helpful in working with trans clients.
We also encourage you to check our Education Opportunities page for available trainings.
You are welcome to Contact Us, and one of our staff with counselling expertise can provide you with additional resources to support you in your work.
Transforming Practice: Life Stories of Transgender Men that Change How Health Providers Work
Marcus Greatheart, MSW
2013, Ethica Press
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals
Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper
2008, Cleis Press