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An Investigation into the Psychodynamic Aspects of Transsexuality using Brief Sandplay Therapy
Julia Kadis El Khouri (AJB) & Denise Gimenez Ramos (SBrPA)
This research was based on Jungian analytical psychology and derived from clinical experience and observations regarding the suffering experienced by transsexual persons who reported that they suffered from feelings of incongruence between their gender identity and their biological sex. The research, based on the three case studies, discussed the possibility of comprehending and reframing these conflicts using Brief Sandplay Therapy. Within the limits of a brief therapy, the research participants found in BST support and continence and were able to reframe their values and choices, strengthening the personality in order to face the challenges and resistance of a society still based on old paradigms.
Julia Kaddis El Khouri PhD is a clinical psychologist, a member of AJB (IAAP) and a member of IBTSANDPLAY (ISST).
Denise Gimenez Ramos PhD is Professor at the Post Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology at Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo. She is a member of SBPA (IAAP) and the author of several books and articles.