#1.The Mid-Life Awakening
By By Anne Vitale Ph.D. -- Mar 17, 2022
Notes on Gender Role Transition
By Anne Vitale Ph.D.
T Note #6
The Mid-Life Awakening
September 6, 1997
Although seeing gender dysphoric clients who are in mid life is not new to me, the recent increase in genetic males who are in their late forties and early fifties coming in to work on their gender issues is too large to simply ignore. Why the sudden increase? Is there a special profile associated with this group? What have they been doing about their problem all these years? Is it too late to do anything about it? In this Note, I'll pass on what I have learned about this phenomenon and some of the results of my work with these individuals.
One of the first questions I ask when doing an intake interview is: "How were you referred to me"? The most common answer I get these days is they he...