From Diapers to Lollipops: Clinical Competency with ABDL’s and Age Players
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From Diapers to Lollipops: Clinical Competency with ABDL’s and Age Players
Live Online Workshop
9am to 11:30am Pacific Standard Time
First session: Saturday, August 28th
Second session: Sunday, August 29th
Mental health clinicians are reporting more clients seeking help regarding issues with age play, sexualized attraction to diapers, and feeling an identity of an age younger than their chronological one. Most clinicians are ill prepared to effectively meet the needs of the unique clients from this community. Also, much of what we do learn is counter-productive to effectively work with these clients’ mental health needs (and sometimes harmful).
This class is taught by Dr. Rhoda Lipscomb and Dr. Matt Sevier. Each are experts in the mental health field on the topic of Adult babies/Diaper lovers/Age play with years of clinical and research experience. Using lecture and case studies you will achieve a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of Adult Babies, Diaper Lovers, and Age Play. In this class you will learn:
- Clinical and common terminology related to age play and ADBL
- The commonalities and differences along the spectrum of Adult baby, to Diaper lover, to Age play
- Common misconceptions about age play and ABDL
- An overview of the research, what the research shows us about the community and research perspectives relating to mental health
- The common mental health challenges for this community
- Working with the partners of these clients
- Ethical issues regarding treatment
After completion of the webinar, attendees will be able to…
- Define common terms and describe the differences between Adult baby, Diaper Lover and Age Play
- Describe the benefits to the clients
- Articulate how to use these benefits in therapy
- Summarize main points and results of the research literature on AB/DL-Age play
- Describe the challenges in researching hidden populations
- Outline some best practices for working with partners
- Describe the important ethical issues in therapy when working with ABDL and age play involved clients
The workshops will combine didactic instruction, case examples, and group discussion to demonstrate the practice of working with kink-involved clients.
Cost: $188 for 5 APA and AASECT CE credits, $94 for 5 AASECT CEs without APA CEs; All attendees receive AASECT CEs.
Dr. Rhoda Lipscomb:
Dr. Rhoda Lipscomb is an AASECT certified sex therapist, clinical sexologist, sexuality coach and expert in the mental health field regarding AB/DL and age play with over 29 years’ experience in the field. Her doctoral dissertation was regarding the mental health experience of the AB/DL community, and she has clinically worked with over 100 individuals from this community. She is a frequent conference speaker and has been a guest expert on multiple podcasts regarding AB/DL acceptance. She strongly believes in the importance of educating therapists to better understand and work competently with the AB/DL community.
Dr. Matt Sevier
Dr. Matt Sevier is a nurse practitioner, pastoral psychotherapist, and psychoanalyst from Nashville, Tennessee. His research focuses on the link between ageplay/ABDL and mental health, and he is a frequent conference speaker on these and related topics. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and the Academy for Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis, Matt is an active member of both the American Psychological Association, division 39 (psychoanalysis) and CARAS.
Anna Randall, DHS, LCSW, MPH (she/her/hers) is co-founder & Executive Director of TASHRA - The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance (tashra.org), a national
nonprofit research and clinical training organization. She holds a Doctorate in Human Sexuality, a Masters in Public Health, and a Masters in Social Work from Boston Univ. Dr. Randall is a published researcher on the lived-experienced of kink-involved (BDSM & fetish) individuals, a sex therapist & adjunct faculty at Widener Univ. Recent involvements: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Working with People with Kink Interests, founder of the MOTE Conference, and Co-lead Investigator on the Kink Health Survey 2021 based on the 2016 preliminary findings.
The complete two-day event of two and a half hours each day is eligible for 2.5 CE units. CE credit is APA and/or AASECT credit. 5 CE credits are available total.
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.
This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 2.5 CE credits per module. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on CE credit, please contact Richard Sprott at email@example.com directly.
TASHRA offers scholarships for attendance to our classes for select applicants. Use the link below to apply for a scholarship to attend this continuing education opportunity. Applications must be submitted at least 1-week prior to the start of the training. We are only able to offer 3-6 scholarships per course. Scholarships will take the form of 50% of tuition being covered. APplicants will be evaluated per their level of need and purpose for pursuing continuing education.
TASHRA offers discounts on tickets purchased for different sized groups. These can be groups of professionals or community members. For groups of 4-9, members will receive a discount code for 10% off tickets. For groups of 10 or more, members will receive a discount code for 15% off tickets.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 510-919-4488. You can also contact us at
CARAS, P.O. Box 812, Rio Vista, CA 94571
- Licensed professional w/ CEs$188$1880$0
- Non/Pre-licensed professional$94$940$0