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Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2011 Oct;20(4):733-43. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2011.08.002.

A therapeutic group for parents of transgender adolescents.

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  • 1George Washington University, and Department of Psychiatry, Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA.


Therapy for transgender, transsexual, and gender variant persons has traditionally assisted individuals in the process of adjusting to their newly adopted gender role. Increasingly, younger gender variant patients,teens and preteens, present to the clinical consultation raising the need to develop therapeutic interventions that better address the psychosocial needs of minors. The Gender and Sexuality Development Program at Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington,DC (, provides outpatient psychosocial evaluations and therapeutic services for children,adolescents, and their families.

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