Jessica Kingsley Publishers is an award-winning company, committed to publishing books that make a difference. An imprint of Hachette UK, we publish books of the highest quality for professional and general readers in a range of special needs subjects. We are well known for our long-established lists on the autism spectrum, on social work and child welfare, and on mind and body care, including yoga therapy and mindfulness.

Our gender diversity books are an extension of this larger mission, addressing the unique needs and circumstances of this most special group. Whether it is the transgender or gender queer child who finds strength, voice, and understanding within the pages of a favorite book; a loved one seeking to better understand the emotional and social stresses of a parent, child, friend, or partner in transition; or a counselor looking to deepen clinical interactions with gender-diverse clients, it is our hope that JKP gender diversity books find their way onto every bookshelf where they are needed.

Presenting Authors

Thursday, July 22
D.M. Maynard: What Partners Shared They Wish Therapists and Medical Professionals Should Ask and Know (9:15 AM to 10:15 AM)
Karalyn Violeta: Medical Trauma in Trans Communities: Risk Factors, Clinical Interventions, & Advocacy (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM)

SJ Langer: Using Neuropsychology to work with Gender in Psychotherapy (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM)
Kryss Shane: My Child Just Came Out As Trans*... Now What?! (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM)
Phoenix Schneider & Sherry Paris: Being a Super Trans Ally! Innovative activities to empower YOUth at home, school & beyond (3:30 PM to 4:30 PM)

Friday, July 23
SJ Langer: The Phenomenon of Phantom Penis in Trans Masculine & Nonbinary People (9:15 AM to 10:15 AM)
Rachel Simon: For Every Body: Helping Parents and Families Explore Trans Inclusive Puberty Education (9:15 AM to 10:15 AM)
Karalyn Violeta: Taking Good Care: Self-Advocacy Tools to Prevent (or Manage) Medical Trauma (2:15 PM to 3:15 PM)
SJ Langer: Countertransference and Intersectionality (3:30 PM to 4:30 PM)

Saturday, July 24
Rachel Simon: What's Missing? Teens Discuss Experiences of Sex Education and Representation (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
D.M. Maynard: Your Transition as Your Partner Transitions (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM)
D.M. Maynard: Parents and Teachers as Allies: A Candid Conversation About TGNB Students and Schools! (2:15 PM to 3:15 PM)