The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens
This one-of-a-kind, comprehensive workbook will help transgender and gender nonconforming teens navigate their gender identity and expression at home, in school and with peers.
Transgender and gender nonconforming teens may experience unique challenges with identity and interpersonal relationships. In addition to experiencing common teen challenges such as body changes and peer pressure, they may wonder how to express their unique identity to others.
The Gender Quest Workbook incorporates skills, exercises, and activities from evidence-based therapies to help teens address the broad range of struggles they may encounter related to gender identity, such as anxiety, isolation, fear and even depression.
Gender no longer implies simply being male or female, but rather a whole spectrum of possibilities. This fun, engaging workbook helps teens explore their identity internally, interpersonally and culturally. Teens can learn how to express themselves and make informed decisions on how to navigate their gender with family, friends, classmates and co-workers. The book also includes chapters on sex and dating, balancing multiple identities, and dealing with stressful challenges.
The Gender Quest Workbook also includes a brief downloadable guide for clinicians that explains ways professionals can better serve gender-expansive youth.
This book is from New Harbinger Publications, which for 40 years has brought readers effective, scientifically sound self-help books that deal with a range of topics in psychology, health and personal growth. All of New Harbinger’s books are grounded in science, careful research, and a tradition of empirically validated clinical practice.
“The Gender Quest Workbook is an invaluable resource for any youth wanting to explore their gender, and for the professionals and family members accompanying the youth on their venture.” -- Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D., director of mental health at the Child and Adolescent Gender Center, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and author of Gender Born, Gender Made and The Gender Creative Child