327. Gender Affirming Assessment w/ Dr. Addyson tucker

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Today, we’re tackling yet another topic that has somehow NOT made it to the podcast yet: gender-affirming assessment. Dr. addyson tucker is here to talk with me about their work with adults who are seeking gender-affirming surgery. Addyson and I have a wide-ranging conversation that touches on several aspects of philosophy and practice, including…

  • The history of gender-affirming assessment
  • Specific strategies to break down the power differential between clinicians and clients during these assessments
  • The actual process of the assessment, and components of “the letter”

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Resources Recommended by addyson:

  • If you have trans and nonbinary adult clients who could use supportive community connection that focuses on strengthening self-compassion and shame resilience, check out Trans Self-Compassion. Updates about openings, offerings, resources, & recommendations for gender, racial, & body liberation: subscribe to addyson’s newsletter or follow them on insta

Recommended resources for providers wanting to expand their trans and nonbinary competence: 

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About Dr. addyson tucker

Dr. addyson tucker uses they/them pronouns. They are a queer, nonbinary, and neurodivergent psychologist who thrives when working at the intersection of racial, gender, and body liberation. They specialize in supporting Two-Spirit, Trans and Nonbinary (2STGNB) adults to develop shame resilience through self-compassion through 1:1 therapy, workshops, and a virtual community, as well as offering free gender-affirming surgery (GAS) assessment/referral. Professionally, addyson supports trans-affirming providers through advanced group and individual consultation, as well as training related to gender-affirming surgery (GAS) referral.

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About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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Comments 1

  1. Thank you so much for this podcast. When I started my practicum several years ago, I knew my clinic did gender-affirming care, so came to your site to search for the subject but got nothing. The other area of expertise for that clinic is ADHD, and I dove into those podcasts instead. Now, several dozen assessments later at the intersection of ADHD with gender and sexual minorities, I appreciate Dr. Tucker’s recognition of ED and the trans population because gender presentation is also a consideration for an accurate ADHD assessment with gender/sexual minorities.

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