Sat. December 5th and Sun. December 6th | ZOOM Webinar 9-11AM Pacific Standard Time

Kink-claiming the Trauma: From Sexual Assault to Sexual Empowerment

We are very excited to welcome back Andrew Pari, LCSW, the nation’s leading authority on the neurobiological arousal mechanism in sexualized violence (ARSA) to present his groundbreaking application of the trauma recovery model that utilizes BDSM as a potential facilitator in the process of healing.
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Kink-claiming the Trauma: From Sexual Assault to Sexual Empowerment

Time & Location

Sat. December 5th and Sun. December 6th
ZOOM Webinar 9-11AM Pacific Standard Time

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.

Registration for Licensed Professionals (with CE units): $67

Registration for Non-Licensed Professionals, Interns, Students: $34

The webinar will offer a total of 4 units of continuing education for psychologists and other mental health providers that can use American Psychological Association (APA) or AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists) CE credit.  Two sessions in the series, each session is complete and worth 2 units of CE credit each.

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”

Foundations of Trauma, Sexual Behavior and Kink

Trauma Recovery Model: Guided Rape Exposure Treatment (GRET)

Case Examples of using GRET

Comparison to other Trauma Therapies

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 a psychotherapist 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 country and abroad.

Andrew consults and trains forensics and mental health professionals internationally, is one of the NASW’s “1000 Experts,” and served on a national task force creating policy for sex work and commercialized sex trade.  Most recently, his research has led to the development of a proposed treatment model linking long-standing concepts in trauma recovery with women’s kink exploration.

His personal interests include acting, directing and performing improvisational comedy.  He is the recipient of a 2015 Los Angeles regional theatre award for his portrayal of Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and is a devoted Hamilton fan.  (Ask him to shoot off a round of “My Shot!”)

He can be contacted via his website: www.SAAwareness.com and by email: Andrew@SAAwareness.com.

CE Policy and Procedures

Approval by Professional Organizations for CARAS to offer Continuing Education:

CARAS strives to maintain approval to offer CE from professional sponsor-approval organizations.  In order to do so, in all CE sessions (as noted in the program) participants must sign in and have their full name on their Zoom window, complete a participant’s satisfaction form, and complete an assessment of learning to earn a CE attendance document.  CARAS does not condone, recommend or support any products mentioned in any CE sessions.  CARAS maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

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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  • Licensed Professionals w CEs
    $67
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  • Non-Licensed Professional
    $34
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