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Zoom Webinar

Black & Blue: Suicide in our own leather, kink and queer communities

CLINICIAN TRAINING: Based upon the significantly higher prevalence of suicidality in kink communities, healthcare clinicians need effective tools to intervene. Presented by Richard Sprott Ph.D., Anna Randall, DHS, LCSW, MPH, and Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC (NM), LPC (OR), NCC, CST.

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Black & Blue: Suicide in our own leather, kink and queer communities

Time & Location

Jan 29, 9:00 AM – Jan 30, 12:00 PM

Zoom Webinar

About The Event

Winter 2022

TASHRA Training

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Black & Blue: Suicide in our own leather, kink and queer communities

Live Online Workshop

6 hours

9am to 12pm Pacific Standard Time

First session: Saturday, January 29th

Second session: Sunday, January 30th

Based upon the significantly higher prevalence of suicidality in kink communities, healthcare clinicians need effective tools to intervene. This training will begin by discussing research on the high incidence of suicidality in kink communities. Next, we will review the interpersonal theory of suicide and its aid to maintaining rapport with suicidal patients. Closely connected, we will discuss potential countertransference concerns for healthcare providers working with kink communities in general and suicidality in particular. Building from this foundation, we will review different types of suicidality and corresponding risk, discus risk and protective factors for suicide completion, and provide concrete tools for healthcare professionals managing a suicide crisis.

Learning objectives:

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

  1. Describe recent research on the incidence of suicide in Kink communities
  2. Outline the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide and its implications for therapeutic intervention
  3. List mitigating potential countertransference in working with suicidal people
  4. Discuss different types of suicidality
  5. Identify risk and protective factors for suicide completion
  6. Implement crisis management resources for suicidality

Format:

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

Cost:  $225 for 6 APA CE credits, $115 for 6 without APA CEs;  All attendees receive AASECT CEs.

Instructor Bios:

Richard Sprott:

Richard Sprott received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from UC Berkeley in 1994. His early work was on social and language development in early childhood. Throughout the 1980s, he conducted program evaluations for educational programs for migrant farmworker families and worked in other areas of migrant farmworker education. As a researcher he has examined in detail the relationship between professional identity development and the development of professional ethics in medical doctors, ministers and teachers, and professional identity development in emerging fields of work.  He is currently directing research projects focused on identity development and health/well-being in people who express alternative sexualities and non-traditional relationships, with a special emphasis on kink/BDSM sexuality, and polyamory or consensual non-monogamy.  He is the President of the Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (APA Division 44) for 2021-2022.  He is also the co-author of Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013). Along with Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, he is co-editor of a new book series Diverse Sexualities, Genders, and Relationships from Rowman & Littlefield. All of these efforts highlight the ways in which stigma, prejudice, minority dynamics, health, language, identity development and community development all intersect and affect each other.  Richard currently teaches courses in the Department of Human Development and Women's Studies at California State University, East Bay and graduate level courses at various universities in the Bay Area, including UC Berkeley and Holy Names University.

Anna Randall:

Anna Randall, DHS, LCSW, MPH (she/her/hers) is co-founder & Ex