Assessment and Treatment of Gender Dysphoria, Paraphilic Disorders, and Sexual Dysfunction
Sexuality is an important part of each person’s quality of life. Research indicates that awareness of sexual identity and its importance may begin as early as age 3. However, individuals with varying diagnoses, disorders, or dysfunctions may grapple with issues related to their sexuality in their teen years, as well as into adulthood.
In this Assignement, you will explore the assessment and treatment of gender dysphoria, paraphilic disorders, and sexual dysfunction.
- Analyze diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria, paraphilic disorders and sexual dysfunction
- Analyze evidence-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatments for gender/sexual disorders
- Compare differential diagnostic features of gender/sexual disorders
- Select a gender dysphoria, paraphilic disorder, or sexual dysfunction that interests you.
- Review the Learning Resources.
- Explain the diagnostic criteria for the gender dysphoria, paraphilic disorder, or sexual dysfunction you selected.
- Explain the evidenced-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for the gender dysphoria, paraphilic disorder, or sexual dysfunction you selected.
- Support your rationale with references to the Learning Resources or other academic resource.
Required Readings( need 3+ references).
American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
· Standard 16 “Environmental Health” (pages 84-85)
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
· “Gender Dysphoria”
· “Paraphilic Disorders”
· “Sexual Dysfunctions”
Gabbard, G. O. (2014). Gabbard’s treatment of psychiatric disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publications.
· Chapter 37, “Sexual Dysfunctions”
· Chapter 38, “Paraphilias and Paraphilic Disorders”
· Chapter 39, “Gender Dysphoria”
Hawes, S. W., Boccaccini, M. T., & Murrie, D. C. (2013). Psychopathy and the combination of psychopathy and sexual deviance as predictors of sexual recidivism: Meta-analytic findings using the Psychopathy Checklist—Revised. Psychological Assessment, 25(1), 233–243. doi:10.1037/a0030391
Johnson, L., Shipherd, J., & Walton, H. M. (2016). The psychologist’s role in transgender-specific care with U.S. veterans. Psychological Services, 13(1), 69–76. doi:10.1037/ser0000030
Levenson, J. S., & Grady, M. D. (2016). The influence of childhood trauma on sexual violence and sexual deviance in adulthood. Traumatology, 22(2), 94–103. doi:10.1037/trm0000067
Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
· Chapter 17, “Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunctions” (pp. 564–599)
· Chapter 18, “Gender Dysphoria” (pp. 600–607)
Stahl, S. M. (2017). Prescriber’s Guide: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (6th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
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