Innovations in Excellence in Therapy with Kink-Identified Clients - Advanced
Time & Location
About The Event
Upcoming ONLINE Series Date:
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 9:30am - 4:30pm PST
April 18th - ADVANCED Training - INNOVATIONS IN THERAPY WITH KINK IDENTIFIED CLIENTS Our hope is to provide a place for in-depth conversations about some of the most unique issues that clinicians face. We will cover controversial topics in kink play, mental health concerns, co-occuring substance abuse and non-suicidal self injury v. kinky play, etc. We will discuss both psychological and physical injury and the role that psychotherapists can play in prevention and healing. Designed for the clinician who is experienced with this population, their lives and their activities.
Agenda in Pacfic Standard Time
Platform - Zoom Videoconferencing
9:30 am PST - Training begins
4:30 pm PST - Training ends
1 hour lunchbreak
Hourly breaks for your comfort
Learning Objectives for the Series:
At the conclusion of the workshop series, participants will be able to:
- To articulate some of the complex relations and themes within kink and sex
- To describe kink-specific motivations for consensual non-monogamy
- To outline the difference between the serious leisure framework and the sexual orientation framework for kink
- Describe basic elements of consent which the kink community advocates, including complex aspects of consent in riskier kink behaviors and activities.
- Identify key characteristics of interactions and relationships that distinguish consensual kink/BDSM from abuse and victimization.
- To articulate the issues when consent mistakes and consent violations occur
- To outline some of the issues around relationship breakups in the kink community
- Discuss how race, sexual/gender diversity, and class intersect with alternative sexualities and relationship diversity, affecting clinical issues and cultural expressions of alternative sexualities
- Identify key elements when kink activities or relationships are used by individuals for personal growth or healing from past trauma
- List several characteristics or situations when being involved in kink activities might interfere with emotional regulation, personal growth, or well-being
Suggested Topics We Plan to Address
Different kinds of structures and relationships in the kink subculture
Kink and Sex
Monogamy vs. CNM
Centrality of Kink: Serious Leisure vs Orientation frameworks, discuss fetish/kink interests in this framework
Common clinical concerns re: relationships : Level 1: Kink Knowledgeable Therapy
Sexual Desire discrepancy / Kink Interest discrepancy
Differentiation in Relationships - Developmental Stages in Relationships
Kink-specific clinical concerns re: relationships: Level 2: Kink Focused Therapy
Issues in realizing power exchange roles / Self-Empowerment
Abuse vs. Power Exchange
Coming Out / Disclosure and Stigma - affecting relationships
Kinky Enough or Too Much?
Consent Mistakes and Consent Violations
Relationship Breakups in a small community context
The workshops will combine didactic instruction, case examples, and group discussion to demonstrate the practice of working with kink-involved clients.
A link to the ZOOM event willl be sent to you before the training begins.
Training Team: TASHRA- The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance
Richard Sprott, PhD - Research Director of TASHRA, Developmental Psychologist and Author of "Sexual Outsiders"
Anna Randall, LCSW, - Sex Therapist, Researcher and Executive Director of TASHRA
Ryan Witherspoon, PhD - Los Angeles Clinical Psychologist and specialist in kink and polyamory
Audriannah Levine-Ward, PhD - Psychologist, Gender Specialist and TASHRA Training Director
Guest speakers to be announced
- 4/18 Innov. Pt 2 - Lic.Pro (SI$94$940$0
- 4/18 Innova Pt 2 -Non-Lic.(SIP$74$740$0