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An instrumental case study on the relationship of a transgender male in recovery from psychosis working with a cisgender therapist: A cross-cultural perspective

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An instrumental case study on the relationship of a transgender male in recovery from psychosis working with a cisgender therapist: A cross-cultural perspective

McConaghy, Cayley (2018) An instrumental case study on the relationship of a transgender male in recovery from psychosis working with a cisgender therapist: A cross-cultural perspective. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This instrumental case study details the process of a cisgender drama therapist working with James, a transgender man in his early 20’s. The cross-cultural approach to which the drama therapist adhered is examined via literature in drama therapy, creative arts therapies, and other psychotherapies, focusing on suggested best practices as well as current findings on transgender experiences in health-care settings. During the eight months that encompassed the therapy process James went through many changes, including preferred pronouns, a name change, relationships ending and beginning, and coming out to different people in his life, all of which were addressed within the sessions. The mutual respect and trust, which developed as a result of the cross-cultural foundational work, was key in addressing these important shifts in James’ life. Narradrama was the primary form of drama therapy that was utilized although inspirations were taken from many sources, and the sessions became highly adaptable to James’ needs on any given week. This paper aims to display the important role of cross-cultural humility within psychotherapy fields.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:McConaghy, Cayley
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option)
Date:15 January 2018
ID Code:983403
Deposited By: Cayley McConaghy
Deposited On:18 Jan 2018 14:55
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:57
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