Agenda

Selection of presentations in English

29 november 2020

Urge for transgender or low esteem?

Dr. Martine Delfos, is speaker at Transing kids: Online conference 29th oktober. She is clinical research psychologist and psychotherapist, and specialized in working with children and adults in the autistic spectrum and with multiple traumatic experiences. This is her introduction to the theme of trans identified children and youngsters.

“Long time ago when China gave up their girls for adoption, because of the one-child politics, I said to Peggy-Cohen, the psychologist on gender in The Netherlands that I expected many Chinese adoption children to would contact the transgender clinic with an urge to become a boy.

It was the only thing they could do to accept themselves, because they were given up for adoption because they were a girl. Not so long after this meeting, Peggy-Cohen wrote me that they discovered that the list of people with a transgender request was overwhelmed with adoptees.

In 2020 most requests come from (young) people with autism.

There is no doubt that transgender exists, proven by the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, but if that it is effectively the case – in the brain –, can only be proven after death.

But in the non-acceptance of self, the ultimate change is the gender change. So, many suffer from non-acceptance and the operation will not change that feeling.

The question of transgender is not a choice, it is a fundamental change in everything in the body, except the brain-organization. And changing gender is therefore not always for the best.

Dr. Martine Delfos, www.mdelfos.nl

Author of: The beauty of the difference. Why men and women are different and the same. Amsterdam: SWP Publishers.

Archive

December 2007

26 november - 21 december: workshops, training, lectures in Delhi/India and Yangon/Myanmar.

26 november - 21 december: workshops, training, lectures in Delhi/India and Yangon/Myanmar.

8 november: Communicating with young children, with school children, with adolecents, and with children and adolecents with autismspectrum disorders.
Solution Centre, Mastercourse "Working Solution Focused with Children, Adolescents and Families", Amsterdam/The Netherlands, day mastercourse. www.solutions-centre.org

9 march: Autism, the core of the matter.
HSE Health Service Executive, Autistic Services, Ireland/Dublin, presentation.

9 march: Children with disabilities.
HSE Health Service Executive, Services for Children and Families, Ierland/Dublin, seminar for social workers and foster carers, lecture.

2 - 7 juni: How to cope with children’s disabilities in the foster care situation; IFCO Conference, East-East network
IFCO conference, Bratislava/Slowakia, keynote.

23 augustus: To Gender or not to Gender, that's the Question!
University of Gent, 'Who is afraid of Charles Farwin? Debating Feminism and Evolutionary Theory', Gent/Belgium, lecture

Being a boy: what research says about behaviour and learning
Congres 'Working with Boys, Building Fine Men' at Melbourne/Australia, lecture.

23 maart: Gender, attitude and daily medical practice.
The Maastricht Medical Students Research Conference, University of Maastricht, Maastricht/The Netherlands, afternoon workshop. www.mmsrc.nl

Family work.
Plan International, Bogotá/Colombia, 3-12-04, day training.

Biopsychological models.
Universidad de Sabana, Chiu/Colombia, 4-12-04, afternoon lectures.

Treatment of juvenile and adult abusers.
XII International Conference of Child abuse and maltreatment, 30-11-04, Bogotá/Colombia, lecture.

Listening to children, the basis of good treatment.
XII International Conference of Child abuse and maltreatment, 30-11-04, Bogotá/Colombia, lecture.

Working with children at risk.
Plan International, Bogotá/Colombia, 29-11-04, day training.