General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Seminar: Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) People
Language English
Module lecturer dr Marta Szymańska-Pytlińska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Assistant Professor
Faculty Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science
Semester 2024/2025 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 23-PIE-HOT


15 x 1,5h – 15 group meetings once a week.

Meetings take place at the Ogrody Campus AMU or in the didactic building at Międzychodzka Street (depending on the availability of the rooms).

Module aim (aims)

The course invites its participants to capture the health situation of transgender and gender diverse population. It aims:

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

It is assumed that students understand English at FCE/B2 level. Basic psychological knowledge will be useful to comprehend discussed issues.


Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Holistic health model

Week 3: Minority Stress and Mental Health

Week 4: Health of TGD Population

Week 5-6: Gender incongruence in childhood, adolescence and adulthood

Week 7: Gender dysphoria

Week 8 & 9: Gender-affirming medical treatment

Week 10: Psychological assessment of capacity to consent

Week 11 & 12: Rights of TGD people and access to transition across the countries

Week 13: The minority strengths model

Week 14: Psycho-sexological help dedicated to TGD people

Week 15: Summary of classes

Reading list

Coleman, E., Radix, A. E., Bouman, W. P., Brown, G. R., De Vries, A. L., Deutsch, M. B., ... & Arcelus, J. (2022). Standards of care for the health of transgender and gender diverse people, version 8. International Journal of Transgender Health23(sup1), S1-S259.

Perrin, P. B., Sutter, M. E., Trujillo, M. A., Henry, R. S., & Pugh Jr, M. (2020). The minority strengths model: Development and initial path analytic validation in racially/ethnically diverse LGBTQ individuals. Journal of clinical psychology76(1), 118-136.

LeBlanc, A. J., & Perry, B. L. (Eds.). (2021). Sexual and Gender Minority Health. Emerald Publishing Limited.

Hoy-Ellis, C. P. (2023). Minority stress and mental health: A review of the literature. Journal of Homosexuality70(5), 806-830.

World Health Organization. (2022). World mental health report: transforming mental health for all.

American Psychological Association. (2015). Guidelines for psychological practice with transgender and gender nonconforming people. American psychologist70(9), 832-864.