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Centering Gender-Pleasure in Practice: Beyond Resolving Gender Dysphoria

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Lucie Fielding, PhD, MA, LMHCA
2 Hours 01 Minutes
Mar 17, 2023
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Too often the primary focus of gender-affirmative care is the alleviation and resolution of gender dysphoria. But what if we could expand our clinical imagination and engage with clients in conversations that are more pleasure-positive? This session will challenge attendees to look beyond gender dysphoria and consider ways of helping clients increase a sense of pleasure with one's embodied experience of (a)gender. It will explore ways of increasing alignment with one's embodied sense of (a)gender, feeling affirmed in one's (a)gender within social, sexual, and/or intimate contexts, and feeling positive in one's body. It will also explore:

  • Why a singular focus on gender dysphoria can limit our work with trans and nonbinary clients
  • Frameworks and strategies to enliven your work with trans and nonbinary clients
  • Practical tools to better support trans and nonbinary clients around finding gender-pleasure in their bodies



This online program is worth 2.25 hours CPD.



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Lucie Fielding, PhD, MA, LMHCA, (she/they) is a therapist and sex educator in Virginia and Washington, DC. They are the author of Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Lucie Fielding has employment relationships with Trans Care BC, Antioch University, and Creating Change, PLLC. She receives royalties as a published author. Lucie Fielding receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lucie Fielding is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and the Transgender Health Alliance of Central Virginia.


  1. Analyze the history of the concept of “gender dysphoria.”
  2. Argue why a focus on gender dysphoria can limit work with trans and non-binary clients.
  3. Propose at least two (2) examples of how “gender-pleasure” might show up in work with trans and non-binary clients.
  4. Utilize at least two (2) somatic, pleasure-centered techniques to help clients develop an embodied awareness of “gender-pleasure.”


  • Introduction to the embodied experience of (a)gender
  • Limitations of current research on trans erotic embodiments and pleasure
  • Understanding gender dysphoria
  • The history of the “Medical Gaze”
  • Techniques for re-focusing clinical practice on Gender-Pleasure

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



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Total Reviews: 7

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