July 24th and 25th, 9am - 11am PST

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Power, Privilege, and Play: A Primer on Healing Through Anti-Racist, Kink-Affirming Care

Traci Medeiros-Bagan, LMFT leads an exploration of how systemic and institutionalized inequity shows up in clinical framework and practice and provides an alternative narrative where kink is held as not only a healthy manifestation of sexuality but as an avenue for healing.

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Power, Privilege, and Play: A Primer on Healing Through Anti-Racist, Kink-Affirming Care

Time & Location

July 24th and 25th, 9am - 11am PST

Zoom webinar

About The Event

SUMMER 2021

TASHRA Innovations Training

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Power Privilege, and Play: A Primer on Healing Through Anti-Racist, Kink-Affirming Care

Live Online Workshop

4 hours

9am to 11am Pacific Standard Time

First session: Saturday, July 24th

Second session: Sunday, July 25th

The mental health industry is implicitly biased to a white, cis, hetero (non-kinky) normative. Difference becomes otherness, otherness becomes deviance, and deviance becomes pathologized in this system. This results in our most marginalized communities receiving care that reflects the same discriminatory and minoritized experiences they are having in the world at large. When these experiences are reflected rather than corrected, we miss opportunities for healing, at best, and risk re-traumatization, at worst. On the flip side of this danger, is the healing potential of intersectional affirming care.

Privilege, Power, and Play: A Primer on Healing Through Anti-Racist, Kink-Affirming Care offers clinicians an overview of how systemic and institutionalized inequity shows up in clinical framework and practice, invites them into an exploration of how they are doing and how they can do better, and provides an alternative narrative where kink is held as not only a healthy manifestation of sexuality but as an avenue for healing.

Learning objectives:

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

  1. Participants will gain the ability to critically analyze the negative effect of normativity for minoritized groups.
  2. Participants will be able to define intersectionality and comfort with cultural difference, in order to move towards an actively anti-racist practice.
  3. Participants will assess for personal bias and learn skills for integrating affirming care into their mental health services for minoritized groups.
  4. Participants will be able to describe and practice an alternative mental health narrative of kink which centers it as a tool for healing.

Format:

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

Cost:  $150 for 4 APA CE credits, $75 without APA CEs;  All attendees receive AASECT CEs.

Instructor Bios:

Traci Medeiros-Bagan: www.compassionaterevolte.com 

Traci Medeiros-Bagan (She/They) has a BA in Critical Gender Studies with a focus in Sexuality from UC San Diego and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. They have been in private practice for 10 years specializing in work with QTPOC, Kink, Non-Monogamous, and Sex Worker Communities.

They are the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Gather and Grow OC, a group practice specializing in affirming and integrative wellness. Traci sits on the board for the QTAP (Queer and Trans Affirming Provider) Certification Program, in addition to being a mentor and faculty member for the organization. They are also an advisory board member for the upcoming KinkedIn dating application. Their clinical caseload is full, but they are available for speaking, consulting, and business coaching.

Richard Sprott:

Richard Sprott received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from UC Berkeley in 1994. His early work was on social and language development in early childhood. Throughout the 1980s, he conducted program evaluations for educational programs for migrant farmworker families and worked in other areas of migrant farmworker education. As a researcher he has examined in detail the relationship between professional identity development and the development of professional ethics in medical doctors, ministers and teachers, and professional identity development in emerging fields of work.  He is currently directing research projects focused on identity development and health/well-being in people who express alternative sexualities and non-traditional relationships, with a special emphasis on kink/BDSM sexuality, and polyamory or consensual non-monogamy.  He is the President-Elect of the Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (APA Division 44) for 2020-2021.  He is also the co-author of Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013). Along with Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, he is co-editor of a new book series Diverse Sexualities, Genders, and Relationships from Rowman & Littlefield. All of these efforts highlight the ways in which stigma, prejudice, minority dynamics, health, language, identity development and community development all intersect and affect each other.  Richard currently teaches courses in the Department of Human Development and Women's Studies at California State University, East Bay and graduate level courses at various universities in the Bay Area, including UC Berkeley and Holy Names University.

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 Bost