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Ellyn Kaschak

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Gender transition

An article I didn't want to write I honestly do not want to be writing this article. As a clinical psychologist and pioneer in gender research and treatment, I would prefer to be discussing the current proliferation and social phenomenon…
Ellyn Kaschak
September 10, 2021
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The mattering map

A 21st century concept to represent and contain the fullness of human experience Your impression of how your own mind works needs to be updated. Stay with me to learn about this 21st century revision. I have developed this new perspective…
Ellyn Kaschak
August 10, 2021
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There is no identity or self

There is only the mattering map All over the planet, identity politics are pitting us against each other in ever increasingly proprietary action. I want to propose here that a “turning in” to one’s own identity group is an important…
Ellyn Kaschak
June 10, 2021
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The king is dead. Long live the people!

How to hide a democracy that is not one The notion of political parties in the non-United States existing along a neat and orderly linear continuum from left to right (or right to left depending on your predilection I suppose)…
Ellyn Kaschak
May 10, 2021
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The future has arrived

It is definitely nothing that has come before All of us alive on the planet today are part of the most significant transition in centuries, whether we know it or not, whether it has touched us lightly or heavily and…
Ellyn Kaschak
April 10, 2021
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Can sex be changed?

The medicalization of our lives For several decades now, the idea of transitioning genders has been a minor, but accessible, one in the United States and other Western countries. To participate required surgical and hormonal treatments and the practice of…
Ellyn Kaschak
March 10, 2021
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Happy New Year

Or is it? I am writing these words on the first day of a new year, indeed a new decade well into the 21st century CE in the West. I struggle to deliver the hopeful and optimistic message that is expected…
Ellyn Kaschak
January 10, 2021
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Understanding Gender or Sex Transitioning

In this article, I try to disentangle the complex perspectives on transitioning Psychological issues, just as do paintings, look very different in different frames. Therapists, in fact, do consider reframing to be a basic cognitive tool. It is another way…
Ellyn Kaschak
December 24, 2020