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Zoom Webinar

Playing with the Boundaries of Consent: Clinical issues concerning consensual non-consent scenes and relationships

There is a type of edge play where people play with consent, rather than have consent be the foundation for the scene. Often this is called "consensual non-consent" and can include different types of scenes, such as rape play, interrogation scenes, mind fuck scenes, abduction or kidnap scenes, etc.

Playing with the Boundaries of Consent: Clinical issues concerning consensual non-consent scenes and relationships

Time & Location

Oct 01, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Zoom Webinar

About The Event

FALL 2022

TASHRA Innovations Training

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Playing with the Boundaries of Consent: Clinical issues concerning consensual non-consent scenes and relationships

Live Online Workshop

3 hours

9am to 12pm Pacific Standard Time

Date: Saturday, October 1st

Training level: Advanced

The presentation will assume experience working with at least five kink-identified clients in the past year, familiarity with how consent is managed in kink communities, and familiarity with trauma-informed psychotherapy.

Training synopsis:

There is a type of edge play where people play with consent, rather than have consent be the foundation for the scene.  Often this is called "consensual non-consent" and can include different types of scenes, such as rape play, interrogation scenes, mind fuck scenes, abduction or kidnap scenes, objectification scenes, somnophilia, etc.  Because of the gray area between "total consent" and "total non-consent", sometimes people can have very mixed feelings after a scene like this, or the scene can bring up difficult memories or traumatic experiences.

This workshop will review the different kinds of scenes under the umbrella of consensual non-consent, the dynamics kinky people use to lower the risk of distressing or negative outcomes, and discuss  some clinical cases when distressing or negative outcomes occur.   We will also discuss a relatively new phenomenon happening outside the kink community, where younger people are engaging in rape play or rough sex or choking and calling it "consensual non-consent" but it might actually be called "non-consensual consensual non-consent”.

CE credits:  3 APA, 3 AASECT

Learning objectives:

After completion of the webinar, attendees will be able to…

  1. Describe how the kink community defines consensual non-consent scenes and relationship dynamics.
  2. Identify at least 3 different clinical issues that might result from unsuccessful CNC scenes.
  3. Dicuss the differences between consensual non-consent encounters practiced outside of the kink community, and how they are practiced inside the kink community.

Format:

The workshops will combine didactic instruction, case examples, and group discussion to demonstrate the practice of working with kink-involved clients.

Cost:  $115 for 3 APA and AASECT CE credits, $57 for 3 AASECT CEs without APA CEs.

Instructor Bios:

Richard Sprott:

Richard Sprott, PhD is TASHRA's Chief Research Scientist. He is a developmental psychologist, researcher, and educator at a number of Bay Area universities, including UC Berkeley Extension and Cal State University, East Bay. His research focuses on sexual identity development, and the impact of stigma and prejudice on interactions between counselors/ therapists and members of stigmatized groups. Richard is also a founding member of CARAS - the Community Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities.

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Anna Randall:

Anna Randall, MSW, DHS, MPH is TASHRA's Executive Director. She is a clinical sexologist and sex therapist i