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Innovations Series 2 - “Kink-claiming the Trauma: From Sexual Assault to Sexual Empowerment”,

Andrew Pari, LCSW, the nation’s leading authority on the neuro-biological arousal mechanism in sexualized violence (ARSA) presents his groundbreaking & controversial application of the trauma recovery model that utilizes BDSM as a potential facilitator in the process of healing.

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Innovations Series 2 - “Kink-claiming the Trauma: From Sexual Assault to Sexual Empowerment”,

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LIVE ZOOM Workshop

About The Event

Andrew Pari, LCSW, Diplomate, is the nation’s leading authority on the neuro-biological arousal mechanism in sexualized violence (ARSA). Founder and Director of Sexual Assault Awareness, LLC, he is a psychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience treating survivors, including specialized populations in the sex industries and victims of trafficking.  

In “Kink-claiming the Trauma: From Sexual Assault to Sexual Empowerment,” Andrew Pari presents his groundbreaking and controversial application of the trauma recovery model that utilizes BDSM as a potential facilitator in the process of healing. Distinguishing between trauma and kink expression, he offers new understandings of how some trauma survivors master trauma through repetition. Describing how some survivors seek healing through exploitation, he will describe how the integration of trauma recovery phases within BDSM scenes can have powerful collaborative therapeutic applications. 

Continuing Education

The two-day event of two hours each day is eligible for 4 CE units (APA).  

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

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

Registration for Licensed Professionals (with CE units): $67 for the two-day course

Registration for Non-Licensed Professionals, Interns, Students: $40 for the two-day course 

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.

Format

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

Agenda

Day One 

9:00am – Online Training begins on ZOOM 

11:00am – Training ends 

Day Two 

9:00am – Online Training begins on ZOOM 

11:00am – Training ends 

Proposed Course Outline:

“Kink-Claiming the Trauma: From Sexual Assault to Sexual Empowerment”

Introduction to Healing Trauma through Kink

a.  Separating Trauma from Kink

b.  Sexualized Trauma

c.  BREAKOUT GROUPS

d.  Trauma Models 

Understanding Sexual Trauma through Kink

a.  Phases of Trauma Recovery/Kink as Heal-Play

b.  Types of Expression

c.  BREAKOUT GROUPS 

d.  Research Overview 

e.  Proposed Treatment Models

Course Learning Objectives: 

1. Participants will be able to identify three distinctions between trauma and kink expression.

2. Participants will be able to integrate the concepts of Trauma Recovery Phases & BDSM Scene Creation.

3. Participants will understand repetitive kink-play as mastery of trauma.

4. Participants will learn progression of rape-kink expression from fantasy to rape “baiting.”

5. Participants will be exposed to a proposed trauma recovery model using kink as healing.

Your Instructor 

Andrew Pari, LCSW, Diplomate, is the nation’s leading authority on the neuro-biological arousal mechanism in sexualized violence (ARSA).  Founder and Director of Sexual Assault Awareness, LLC, he is apsychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience treating survivors, including specialized populations in the sex industries and victims of trafficking.  

Andrew’s path is a winding one, reflective of his passion and focus on “the human gaps.”  His naturally quick mind and desire to live in the moment led him on a path through stand-up comedy, two degrees in psychotherapy, director of emergency psychiatric response for L.A. County, inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy and all the while, providing dedicated care to women suffering from abuse and sexual assault.

His agency motto, “Ending Shame.  Ending Stigma.  Ending Sexualized Violence.” refers to Andrew’s dedication to challenging the “taboo” and unexplored aspects of sexualized trauma.  

A Q&A on the undiscussed topic of sexual arousal in sexual assault on a social media site catapulted him to the national stage when he was invited to present his unique work at a survivors’ conference.  This led to his presenting his psychotherapeutic and forensic concepts at some of the most prestigious conferences in the c