biopsychosocial about Michael. This will include a diagnostic assessment for Michael, so your
analysis of the information you’re presenting should be present throughout, as should a
demonstrated understanding and a critical analysis of the diagnostic criteria. Your
biopsychosocial assessment should include the following:
I. Identifying data (age, race, gender, sexual orientation, employment, housing, school, etc.),
family background and developmental history, social environment, legal issues, substance use
history, medical history, psychiatric/mental health history, any relevant diagnoses for Michael.
II. Remember that many diagnoses are the subject of controversy; we have reviewed multiple
perspectives concerning the origins and treatment of diagnoses related to trans people. Address
this from your own perspective, and make a case for your diagnosis (or for not diagnosing, if you
choose to do so). Potential diagnoses should be considered from all categories of the DSM-5,
not just related to gender and sexuality.
III. Contextualize the character’s experience within relevant macro and micro systems, within the
sociopolitical climate of the time, and societal issues such as racism, sexism, class, heterosexism,
IV. Conclude with a brief treatment recommendation. What kinds of services do you think
Michael would benefit from, therapeutically or otherwise? If you were providing therapy for
Michael, what do you think would be the appropriate modality and/or focus for treatment?
Use the following references and more but these should guide you
RECOMMENDED BOOK: !
Mock, J. (2014). Redefining realness: My path to womanhood. New York, NY: Atria Books,
Simon & Schuster. Inc.