Sat, Oct 03 | ZOOM Training

Elements of Culturally Competent Care with Kink-Interested Individuals

Our Elements training offers an introductory level discussion of what constitutes cultural competent care for kink-interested and alternative sexuality individuals. For mental health and other health care professionals, it is integral to the safety, health, and treatment of clients and patients.
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Elements of Culturally Competent Care with Kink-Interested Individuals

Time & Location

Oct 03, 2020, 9:00 AM – Oct 18, 2020, 11:00 AM
ZOOM Training

About The Event

2020 Fall

TASHRA Foundations Training

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Elements of Culturally Competent Care with Kink-Interested Individuals

Live Online Workshop

2 hour online sessions, 3 weekends, Saturday and Sunday

9 am to 11 am Pacific Standard Time

Optional weekly additional home-study modules available (see additional fee below)

October 3, 2020 - Elements One - Basics of Kink and Therapy

October 4, 2020 - Elements Two - BDSM and the DSM

October 10, 2020 - Elements Three - Consent, Abuse, and Criminality

October 11, 2020 - Elements Four - Healing and Personal Growth through Kink

October 17, 2020 - Elements Five - Diverse Populations and Relationships in Kink

October 18, 2020 - Elements Six - Countertransference with Kink-Involved Clients

This training is developed for healthcare professionals or trainees and provides continuing education credit approved by the American Psychological Association (APA).*  The training also provides continuing education credit approved by the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). 

CARAS is the organization that will sponsor APA CE credit. CARAS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CARAS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. www.carasresearch.org

TASHRA is the organization that will sponsor AASECT CE credit. This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 12 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@assect.org 

Cost:

Individual modules:  $40 for individual live online 2-hour workshop with CEs.  $30 for individual live online workshop without CEs. $57 for individual live online 2-hour workshop/home-study series with CEs. $40 for individual live online workshop/home-study series without CEs.

Complete Series:  $200 for live online workshop series with CEs.  $300 for live online workshop/home-study series with CEs.  $150 for live workshop series without CEs.  $210 for live workshop/home-study series without CEs.

Therapists report that they are seeing more and more erotically diverse clients in their

practices. This workshop is a vital primer for therapists, counselors and educators to better

understand their client’s experience, their specific issues and what specialized skills make for the most culturally informed and humble care. Become a better informed and more culturally sensitive therapist with clients who are kinky, polyamorous or into BDSM/fetish. Join two nationally known and respected erotic diversity experts, developmental psychologist Richard Sprott, PhD and clinical sexologist Anna Randall, LCSW, MPH, DHS  in an evening primer, Elements:Essentials in Clinical Practice when Working with the Erotically Diverse.

With the exponential increase in interest in kink/BDSM/consensual non-monogamy (CNM), more and more therapists and educators are seeking expert training about the psychology and experiences of those involved in kink/BDSM/CNM.

Format

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

Agenda

Elements One

9:00am – Online Training begins on ZOOM

11:00am – Training ends

Elements Two

9:00am – Online Training begins on ZOOM

11:00am – Training ends

Elements Three

9:00am – Online Training begins on ZOOM

11:00am – Training ends

Elements Four

9:00am – Online Training begins on ZOOM

11:00am – Training ends

Elements Five

9:00am – Online Training begins on ZOOM

11:00am – Training ends

Elements Six

9:00am – Online Training begins on ZOOM

11:00am – Training ends

Learning Objectives

Elements 1: Basics of Kink and Therapy

  • Identify at least key demographics, motivations, behaviors, and relationship roles common in the kink subculture
  • Propose at least three specific issues or concerns that bring kink-involved clients into therapy.
  • Also available - At Home/Asynchronous 1 CE credit activity

Elements 2: BDSM and the DSM

  • Summarize how the field of mental health has pathologized BDSM behaviors and interests.
  • Compare three differences between the psychiatric/psychological literature and the sociological literature and how they characterize kink interests and behaviors
  • Also available At Home/Asynchronous 1 CE credit activity

Elements 3: Consent, Abuse and Criminality

  • Compare the defining differences between BDSM and criminal behavior
  • Differentiate at least four key characteristics of interactions and relationships that distinguish consensual kink/BDSM from abuse and victimization.
  • Also available At Home/Asynchronous 1 CE credit activity

Elements 4: Healing and Personal Growth through Kink

  • Outline the key elements of kink activities or relationships used by individuals to build personal growth or healing from past trauma.
  • Summarize the phenomenon of “drop” in detail and identify at least one way in which it can be confused with depression or anxiety disorders.
  • Also available At Home/Asynchronous 1 CE credit activity

Elements 5: Diverse Populations and Relationships in Kink

  • Propose at least three ways race, sexual/gender diversity, and class intersect with alternative sexualities and relationship diversity, affecting clinical issues and cultural expressions of alternative sexualities
  • Compare the intersections between kink and polyamory, consensual non-monogamies including mono-poly relationships
  • Also available At Home/Asynchronous 1 CE credit activity

Elements 6: Countertransference with Kink-Involved Clients

  • Describe the role and resources supporting best practices in therapy when working with kink-involved clients
  • Review at least two issues of countertransference that might arise in working with kink-involved clients
  • Also available At Home/Asynchronous 1 CE credit activity

Continuing Education

The complete six-day event of two hours each day is eligible for 12 CE units or 18 CE units with home-study/asynchronous course.  CE credit is APA and/or AASECT credit.  For the home-study/asynchronous portion, participant must pass a knowledge test in order to receive CE credit.

Individual courses may be taken for 2 CE units or 3 CE with home study/asynchronous course, must pass post home-study test.

CARAS is the organization that will sponsor the CE credit. CARAS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CARAS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. www.carasresearch.org

Many states honor APA CE credits for other licenced health professionals, please check with your own state licensing board.

For further information on CE credit, please contact Richard Sprott at richard@tashra.org directly.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to ten days before a scheduled workshop without penalty and receive a credit for another workshop or a refund minus $10 for processing costs. If you cancel less than ten days before, you will be responsible for payment. CARAS reserves the right to cancel any event that is less than 60% full within 4 business days of the class. If CARAS cancels an educational event, you will receive a credit toward another workshop.

CARAS Complaint Resolution Procedures

CARAS is committed to conducting all activities in compliance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. CARAS will adhere to all legal and ethical responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in promotional activities, program content, and the treatment of program participants. Monitoring and assessment of these standards will be the responsibility of the Continuing Education Administrator. While CARAS makes every attempt to assure fair treatment for all participants, occasionally complaints will arise about continuing education programs. The procedures for addressing complaints are as follows:

When a participant files a complaint, either orally or in written format, and expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken.

1. If the grievance concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual making the complaint will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The on-site CE Coordinator will then pass the comments on to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the complainant.

2. If the complaint concerns a workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, on-site CE Coordinator will mediate and attempt to resolve the complaint on-site. If the participant requests action, the Coordinator is empowered to:

a. attempt to move the participant to another workshop, or

b. provide a credit for a subsequent year's workshop, or

c. provide a partial or full refund of the workshop fee.

Actions 2b and 2c will require a written note, documenting the grievance, for record keeping purposes. The note need not be signed by the grieved individual.

3. If the complaint is made after the program has occurred or concerns the CARAS CE programming more generally, the CARAS Complaint Panel will address it as follows:

a. Request that the complainant submit a written complaint and propose an appropriate remedy,

b. provide the instructor(s) with the opportunity to respond to the complaint and propose an appropriate remedy,

c. review these documents, make a final determination, and decide on any remedy.

For further information, contact the Executive Director of CARAS, Richard A. Sprott,

at richard.sprott@carasresearch.org or at 510-919-4488. You can also contact us at

CARAS, P.O. Box 812, Rio Vista, CA 94571

Tickets
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  • Series Professional w CEs/HW
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    $150
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  • Series Trainee w HW/no CEs
    $210
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  • Single Class Prof with CEs
    $40
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  • Single Class Prof w CE & Home
    $57
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