The activities of the Self and Mutual Help Group for Transgender People of Transgender counseling of Torre del Lago (Italy) from 2008 to present

Massimo Lavaggi

Associazione Consultorio Transgenere

Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapist, he works on gender identity from 2008. Member of Consultorio Transgenere Association and ONIG (Osservatorio Nazionale sull'Identità di Genere). He works on the evaluation and psychological support of Gender Dysphoria. He carries out projects of information and awareness on issues of gender identity and sexual orientation. 

Chiara Dalle Luche

Associazione Consultorio Transgenere

Clinical Psychologist and Functional Psychotherapist, she works on gender identity from 2008. Member of Consultorio Transgenere Association and ONIG (Osservatorio Nazionale sull'Identità di Genere). She works on the evaluation and psychological support of Gender Dysphoria. She carries out projects of information and awareness on issues of gender identity and sexual orientation.

Regina Satariano

Associazione Consultorio Transgenere

Transgender Activist from all over 25 years, she works on the rights to health and dignity of transgender people. Member of the MIT (Movimento Identità Transessuale Italia), founder, president and operator of Associazione Consultorio Transgenere di Torre del Lago Puccini (Lucca, Italia). She carries out projects of information and awareness on issues of gender identity and sexual orientation.

Background

The present contribution describes the activities of nine years (since 2008) of the Self and Mutual Help Group performed at the Consultorio Transgenere in Torre del Lago Puccini (Lucca, Italy). The group was open to... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

Purpose of the research is to evaluate the positive effects of the meetings of Self and Mutual Help Group for transgender people on their lives in terms of improved well-being, growing awareness of gender identity, greater... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

The research is made by the analysis of statistical data on the participation of the group in the years, on different parameters: participant characteristics, transition type (MtF, FtM or other), duration of the group path,... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

The main outcome of group activity is measured by submitting to the participants specific questionnaires on the outcome about psychological well-being, gender identity and internalized transphobia, and by the qualitative... [ view full abstract ]

Results

Results of our analyzes show a significant improvement in psychological well-being of transgender people that follow the Self Help and Mutual Group activities, with a greater awareness of their gender identity and a better... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

The Self and Mutual Help Group activity, that continues for nine years, is a crucial time to support transgender people in our area. As well as improve psychological well-being, it is useful to transgender people and families... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Massimo Lavaggi (Associazione Consultorio Transgenere), Chiara Dalle Luche (Associazione Consultorio Transgenere), Regina Satariano (Associazione Consultorio Transgenere)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Mental health

Session

PS-3 » E-Posters Mental Health (2) (16:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Mediterranean)