Dr. Quintin Bailey Published in Psychoanalytic Psychology

Quintin BaileyDr. Quintin Bailey, 2021 graduate of the Wright Institute's Clinical Psychology Program, recently had an article published in Psychoanalytic Psychology. The article, titled "Trans Identity Development and Integration," is available here.

In the article, Dr. Bailey explores popular modern theories of trans identity development and proposes a new conceptualization grounded in psychoanalytic and transgender theory. Building on Winnicott’s (1960) theories of the true and false self to understand trans identity development, the author proposes the concept of trans existential dread to understand the tension between the true and false self for trans folks. These concepts are presented alongside clinical recommendations for exploring gender with all patients.