August 28th and 29th, 9am-11:30am PST

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From Diapers to Lollipops: Clinical Competency with ABDL’s and Age Players

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 these phenomena.

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From Diapers to Lollipops: Clinical Competency with ABDL’s and Age Players

Time & Location

August 28th and 29th, 9am-11:30am PST

Zoom Webinar

About The Event

AUGUST 2021

TASHRA Innovations Training

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From Diapers to Lollipops: Clinical Competency with ABDL’s and Age Players

Live Online Workshop

5 hours

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

Learning objectives:

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

  1. Define common terms and describe the differences between Adult baby, Diaper Lover and Age Play
  2. Describe the benefits to the clients
  3. Articulate how to use these benefits in therapy
  4. Summarize main points and results of the research literature on AB/DL-Age play
  5. Describe the challenges in researching hidden populations
  6. Outline some best practices for working with partners
  7. Describe the important ethical issues in therapy when working with ABDL and age play involved clients

Format:

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.

Instructor Bios:

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.

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Anna Randall:

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.

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Continuing Education

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