Saturday and Sunday, October 23rd and 24th

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Develop your KISS (Kink Inclusive Supervision Services): Supervising clinicians working with kinky clients

This course will cover a broad range of advanced supervision topics for clinicians working with kink populations as well as clinicians who are members of kink populations. Presented by Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC (NM), LPC (OR), NCC, CST and Zita L. Nickeson, M. Ed, LMHC, LCPC, CST, CSE, WPATH-C.

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Develop your KISS (Kink Inclusive Supervision Services): Supervising clinicians working with kinky clients

Time & Location

Saturday and Sunday, October 23rd and 24th

Zoom Webinar

About The Event

October 2021

TASHRA Training

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Develop your KISS (Kink Inclusive Supervision Services): Supervising clinicians working with kinky clients

Live Online Workshop

7 hours

Saturday and Sunday, October 23rd and 24th

First session: 9am to 1:10pm Pacific Standard Time

Second session: 9am to 12:05pm Pacific Standard Time

Treating kink, BDSM, and other sexually diverse populations requires a more in-depth knowledge of not only supervision styles, but also how working with sexually diverse clients may present differently in the course of their treatment and your supervision with that clinician.  When you are supervising a clinician who also identifies as sexually diverse, the supervisor’s cultural humility is key to ethical supervision.  Finally, if the supervisor and supervisee are both members of the kink community and / or are treating these populations, special care is needed.

TASHRA is excited to announce a 7 CE hour course (APA and AASECT credits available) for supervisors who are supervising clinicians treating sexual minority populations. This course will be held on October 23 - 24th.

This course will cover a broad range of advanced supervision topics for clinicians working with kink populations as well as clinicians who are also members of kink populations.

Learning objectives:

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

  1. Assessing goodness of fit between supervisee and supervisor
  2. Relevant laws and ethics with a focus on multiple relationships (ex. For when a supervisor and / or a supervisee are members of kink populations and treating kink populations)
  3. Norms for kink-focused supervision
  4. Supervision strategies & models to consider in kink-focused supervision
  5. Elements of a kink clinician supervision session
  6. Empowerment for clinicians working with kink populations
  7. Action steps of becoming a kink inclusive supervisor

Format:

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

Cost:  $265 for 7 APA and AASECT CE credits, $135 for 7 AASECT CEs without APA CEs.

Instructor Bios:

Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC (NM), LPC (OR), NCC, CST

Steve (he, him pronouns) is a licensed mental health counselor and AASECT certified sex therapist in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico who specializes in treating LGBTQ+, Kinky, and Consensually Nonmonogamous (CNM) clients. Steve also has been an avid teacher, presenting continuing education seminars at conferences, local universities, and clinical agencies since 2010. Steve joined the directors board of NCSF in March 2021.

Steve completed his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies in 2006 and his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2009. In 2018, Steve began doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology. Steve’s doctoral studies are focusing on gender, sexual, and relationship diversity (GSRD). In 2020, Steve began participating with the international Kink Health Survey research team lead by Dr. Sprott and Dr. Randall. Starting in 2022, Steve plans to conduct his dissertation study examining attachment patterns in consensually nonmonogamous people. Steve’s research interests include various topics in the gender, sexual, and relationship diversity (GSRD) populations.

For more information about Steve, please visit www.steveratcliff.com.

Zita L. Nickeson, M. Ed, LMHC, LCPC, CST, CSE, WPATH-C

Zita Nickeson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in WA, ID, MT, WY and CO.  She is a Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Sex Educator, Kink Knowledgeable Professional and Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist (WA specific).  Additionally, Zita is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Human Sexuality/Psychology, completing her dissertation work around BIPOC and Interracial Relationship Experiences within Kink and BDSM.

Zita is the owner/director of NW Sexual Counseling, a private practice specializing in sexual, gender and relationship therapy, education, coaching and advocacy.  She has maintained her private practice for over a decade, providing sex positive services to many underserved and rural communities.  Counselor training and education in inclusive sexual healthcare is one of Zita’s passions. This has led her to supervise Master’s Level Counseling Students and Pre-Licensure Counseling Professionals for the past 5 years.  Additionally, as one of the few Certified Sex Therapists in her region, Zita has also been an Instructor for the Healthy Loving Institute as well as providing sex and Kink positive presentations to the local Mental Health, Medical and Kink communities.

Having worked in the Mental Health field for over 20 years, Zita has also seen the significant need and importance of reducing stigma ass