Each month I will post a blog that discusses a current hot topic in psychology. Because my expertise is in the field of developmental psychology, the content will often focus on children. However, developmental psychology takes a lifespan perspective, so issues occurring in developmental stages across the lifespan will also be addressed. It is important to consider developmental stages during psychotherapy as many people enter therapy at a critical juncture in their lives – births, deaths, marriages, separation, divorce, relationship crises, onset of illness or disability, or in response to emergent emotional distress that frequently has its origins in childhood.

In my first blog, I want to consider the unseemly haste with which some professionals wish to progress to gender reassignment of very young children.