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Khodayarifard M, Mohammadi M R, Abedini Y. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Emphasis on Spiritual Therapy in Treatment of Transsexualism: A Case Study. IJPCP. 2004; 9 (3) :12-21
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-170-en.html
1- , E-mail: Khodayar@ut.ac.ir
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Objectives: This project was to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy with emphasis on spiritualism in treatment of a 20 year old university student diagnosed with transsexual disorder.

Method:In 30 treatment sessions, once a week, methods and techniques of self-reassessment, prob- lem solving, positive attitude (individual and family), and spiritual-moral therapy was utilized.

Findings:The patient’s inclination for same sex preference was reduced the level of his participa- tion in same sex activities was increased and he refrained from pursuing the sex change  surgical operation.

Results:The pre-test, post-test, and a follow up assessment indicated the effectiveness of this method in treatment of transexualism.


transsexualism, gender identity disorder, cognitive-behavioral therapy,spiritual therapy, case study

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/08/25 | Published: 2004/03/15

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