Trans and non-binary assessment of forensic patients

Christina Richards

Nottingham Center for Gender Dysphoria

Dr Christina Richards BSc (Hons), MSc, DCPsych, CPsychol, MBACP (Accred.), EuroPsy, AFBPsS is an HCPC Registered Doctor of Counselling Psychology and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is part of NHS England’s Clinical Reference Group (CRG) on Gender Identity Services; and is recognised by HM Courts and Tribunals Service as a Specialist in the field of Gender Dysphoria.She is Senior Specialist Psychology Associate at the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Gender Clinic and Clinical Research Fellow at West London Mental Health NHS Trust (Charing Cross) Gender Clinic; and is a co-founder of BiUK and co-author of the Bisexuality Report.She is the Editor of the journal of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Counselling Psychology. Her own publications consist of various books, papers, reports, and book chapters and she is the co-author of the BPS Guidelines and Literature Review for Counselling Sexual and Gender Minority Clients.

Sarah Murjan

Nottingham Center for Gender Dysphoria

This presenter did not provide a biography.


Increasing numbers of people within forensic histories, including those in the community and those in prisons and secure hospitals, are requesting assistance for trans (in the widest sense) related matters. As trans becomes... [ view full abstract ]


To review the source of referral, type of offences, and treatment types of 22 people (21 natal male, 1 natal female) with offending histories referred to the Nottingham Center for Gender Dysphoria. To consider the... [ view full abstract ]


A clinical notes review was undertaken in August 2016 as a form of audit to give descriptive statistics of the people with forensic histories who were referred to the Nottingham Center for Gender Dysphoria since 2013. ... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

Descriptive statistics of the offender demographics. Clinical implications drawn from the work. [ view full abstract ]


Of the 22 people seen in the forensic clinic referrals came from: Prison (n=11); Hospital/low secure (n=6); Internal (n=4); Other Gender Clinic (n=1). Offending consisted of: Sexual offences (n=13) violence (n=7)... [ view full abstract ]


Trans people should have timely assistance whether they have forensic histories or not; however the assessment process for those with forensic histories can have significant added complexity due to the possible interplay... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Christina Richards (Nottingham Center for Gender Dysphoria)
  2. Sarah Murjan (Nottingham Center for Gender Dysphoria)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Mental health


PS-2 » E-Posters Mental Health (1) (16:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Exhibition Hall)

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