A Handbook with Case Studies for Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Counsellors

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

Write a review

  • Author: Harry Brierley
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182193

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Transvestism: A Handbook with Case Studies for Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Counsellors presents the rapid change in social attitudes towards so-called sexual problems. This book provides an understanding of the transvestite, transsexual, and homosexual as whole people characterized by the array of their talents and deficiencies rather than by the nature of their sexuality alone. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the classic study of the genetics of homosexuality. This text then examines the importance of self-help societies for transvestites in various countries. Other chapters consider the role of sexual need in human development. This book discusses as well the psychodynamic theories based on the principle that all human behavior is primarily sexual. The final chapter deals with the classification of cross-dressing and the uneasy state of sexual non-conformity. This book is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, and clinical researchers. Transvestites, transsexuals, and homosexuals will also find this book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements


    1. The Transvestite

    2. Transvestism as Illness, Perversion, or Choice

    3. Sex, Gender Identity, and Gender Role

    4. The Learning of Gender

    5. Three Transvestite Autobiographies

    6. Transvestite Writings

    7. The Transvestite and the Law

    8. The Treatment of Transvestism

    9. The Management of Transvestism

    10. Research and Summing-up




Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182193

About the Author

Harry Brierley

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Transvestism"