Specifics and challenges of psychological assessment of transsexual individuals – 3 years of experience

Vladimir Borovnica

Department of Psychiatry, Clinical/Hospital Center "Dr Dragisa Misovic", Belgrade

Clinical psychologist, family therapist, working in Psychiatric hospital, Clinical-Hospital Centre "Dr Dragiša Mišović - Dedinje", Belgrade. In charge of psychological assessment of diverse population including population with different trans health issues. 

Background

An integral part of the process of the transition of transsexual individuals is the complete psychiatric and psychological evaluation. Psychological evaluation of these persons has specifics of its own, particularly in the... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

In this paper we present our experiences and results of our clients in the past 5 years. We will also consider the impact that the assessment has, in this specific context, on the results of psychological testing. [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

Our clients (N = 35) have passed through the standard procedure of psychological exploration (Interview, WAIS, MCMI-III, PAI, Rorschach) in the assessment for entry into the process of transition. [ view full abstract ]

Methods

We will show the results of psychological exploration on two self-report instruments (MCMI-III and PAI). [ view full abstract ]

Results

The results support the disimulative tendencies (in a significant part, but not in all subjects). In the domain of personal style mostly pronounced are paranoid and narcissistic traits. [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

The results are consistent with the anticipated, in respect to the specific context of the assessment. The test results appear to reflect the current state more than permanent personality traits, which further complicates the... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Vladimir Borovnica (Department of Psychiatry, Clinical/Hospital Center "Dr Dragisa Misovic", Belgrade), Dusica Markovic Zigic (Department of Psychiatry, Clinical/Hospital Center "Dr Dragisa Misovic", Belgrade), Dušanka Vučinić Latas (Department of Psychiatry, Clinical/Hospital Center "Dr Dragisa Misovic", Belgrade), Katarina Maksimović (Department of Psychiatry, Clinical/Hospital Center "Dr Dragisa Misovic", Belgrade), Joana Marić (Department of Psychiatry, Clinical/Hospital Center "Dr Dragisa Misovic", Belgrade)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Mental health

Session

OS-3A » Mental Health III: Cross Sectional and Follow up Studies (11:15 - Saturday, 8th April, Baltic)