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“Gender dysphoria”: Therapist negotiations of oppressive practices

Return to Articles Julia Ellis   Introduction It has long been demonstrated that psychological and psychiatric fields pathologise and discipline certain bodies and identities. However, fewer have explored practitioners’ resistance to gender oppressive practices. By reporting empirical data gathered from semi-structured interviews with six therapists in Sydney, Australia, this study explores possibilities of anti-oppressive transgender …

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“Gender dysphoria”: Therapist negotiations of oppressive practices

Julia Ellis   Julia Ellis (She/Her), MCP, BA(Hons), is a Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)-accredited counsellor and psychotherapist based on Dharug, Guringai, and Cammeraygal country (Sydney, Australia). She has worked across non-profit, education, and private mental health settings. Her areas of interest include gender theory, trauma-sensitive care, and violence prevention. As a cisgender …

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