May 14th and May 15th, 2022

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Zoom Webinar

TASHRA May Presentation Series

During these two day Presentation Series, two professionals will be leading trainings based off of their published works. Day 1, led by Hani Miletski, will cover Bestiality and Zoophilia. Day 2, led by Josephine Blomqvist Almbring, will cover Rope and Psychotherapy.

TASHRA May Presentation Series

Time & Location

May 14th and May 15th, 2022

Zoom Webinar

About The Event

SPRING 2022

TASHRA Elements Training

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TASHRA May Presentation Series

Live Online Workshop

You may purchase the entire series or either presentation individually.

5 hours total (3 hours day one, 2 hours day two)

First session: Saturday, May 14th, 8am - 11am PST

Second session: Sunday, May 15th, 9am - 11am PST

Training level: Elementary

Day 1: Understanding Bestiality and Zoophilia

This workshop is based on the book Understanding Bestiality and Zoophilia (2002), which documents Dr. Miletski’s ground-breaking research on this topic.  Dr. Miletski gathered data from 82 men and 11 women who volunteered to fill-out a 350-item, anonymous questionnaire.  This resulted in obtaining abundant and rich information about the life and sexual behaviors of individuals who have had sexual relations with animals.  The study also sought to develop some hypotheses as to what motivates humans to engage in sexual relations with animals.

Dr. Miletski will begin her presentation with highlights from her literature review.  She will then discuss her study, and report about some of her major research findings, including the hypothesis of sexual orientation toward animals.  After a break, two cases will be discussed in small groups.  Dr. Miletski will then examine effective treatment principles for working with zoos, leaving time for questions and answers.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define and distinguish between Zoophilia and Bestiality.
  2. Describe the most common animal with whom zoos in Miletski’s study were having sex, and the kind of sexual behaviors they engaged in with that animal.
  3. List at least three effective treatment principles that should be implemented when working with zoos.

Day 2: Rope and Psychotherapy: Integrating the Personal and Professional

This presentation, based on her thesis, is about how psychotherapists’ personal development influences their work with their clients. In particular, it offers a detailed examination of how my experience of Japanese rope bondage (Shibari) influenced Almbring's personal experience of her body and how that in turn helped develop her professional practice as a psychotherapist. Although this inquiry is told through Almbring's  personal story, it seeks to explore more general experiences for other psychotherapists to be curious about their personal development and how this influences their practice. This research also aims to open and stimulate conversations while also reducing the stigma and shame around therapists practicing alternative practices.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of how personal and professional subjectivities are intertwined in psychotherapeutic practice.
  2. Participants will be able to explain how Kink/Rope can facilitate embodiment and inner/relational connection.

Format:

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

Cost: $180 for both trainings including 5 APA and AASECT CE credits, $90 for both trainings including 5 AASECT CEs. $115 for only day one including 3 APA and AASECT CE credits. $57 for day one including 3 AASECT CEs. $75 for only day two including 2 APA and AASECT CEs. $37 for day two including 2 AASECT CEs.

Instructor Bios:

Hani Miletski:

Hani Miletski, Ph.D., M.S.W. (she, her), is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America, National School of Social Service, in Washington, DC. She holds a Doctoral degree in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, in San Francisco, California.

Hani is a Certified Sex Therapist (Diplomate) and Supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and she has been listed in the Washingtonian as one of the top psychotherapists specializing in sexual issues.

Hani is the author of "Understanding Bestiality and Zoophilia," "Mother-Son Incest: The Unthinkable Broken Taboo Persists," and various professional articles and book chapters.

Hani has been training and supervising other therapists and professionals in the field of human sexuality since the mid-90s. She has lectured in national and international professional conferences, and she served on the AASECT Board of Directors for 11 years (2000 – 2011).

Hani came to the United-States from her native country, Israel, in 1987 at the age of 25. She worked at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC as the Assistant Senior Representative for the Defense Mission to the U.S. for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) Program, and later as the Assistant Press Counselor, while going to school. Upon her graduation, in 1994, she was employed by The Fogel Foundation, Human Sexuality Institute, in Washington, DC as a Sex Therapist. Hani became their Training Consultant, and later the Human Sexuality Institute's Director. In 2003, Hani left The Fogel Foundation in order to focus on her Private Practice in Bethesda, Maryland.

Josephine Blomqvist Almbring:

I know what it feels like to feel lost. Fragmented from my history. It is this experience that has led me to being a psychotherapist, and writing a thesis about the entanglement of the personal and the professional and how this influences my work as a psychotherapist.

I am an experienced, qualified psychotherapist, working from a combination of Person-centered and Psychodynamic approaches. I am currently working in private practice, while also finishing my Professional Doctorate in Counseling and Psychotherapy. My primary motivation as a counselor is to provide a voice for individuals who would otherwise go unheard.

Having lived in various countries, I gained a wealth of cultural understanding and learned to speak several languages. As a result, I developed a passionate curiosity for understanding human experiences, both in myself and other people. Additionally, while working with a variety of individuals in different contexts, I have established my skills further and cultivated greater interest in somatic and embodied experiences, trauma, attunement, boundaries and ethics in counseling. These are all themes within my presentation and thesis, constantly growing and changing in my understanding of them.

Embodiment and art are significant practices in my life, they shape the way I engage with the world around me. I practice various embodied activities such as cold water swimming, Rope, hiking and yoga which facilitate my understanding of the embodied mind; learning about how our bodies are central not only to the fabric of our lives, but also working therapeutically with clients. As an artist, my  illustrations bring me closer to my experiences, my understanding of myself and others.  These practices contribute to my self-awareness and are tools to reflect on my client work. My artistic and embodied pursuits provide me with space to self-care and be playful, as well as facilitate my growth as a practitioner. The impact that this has upon my counseling practice is invaluable. I aim to expand my knowledge on how to further intertwine art and embodied practices with psychotherapy as a means to facilitate the counseling process.

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Continuing Education

The complete two-day event of three hours one day and 2 hours the next is eligible for 5 CE units.  The competition of day one of the event is eligible for 3 CE units. The completion of day two of the event is eligible for 2 CE units. CE credit is APA and/or AASECT credit. 4 CE credits are available total.

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

Many states honor APA CE credits for other licenced health professionals, please check with your own state licensing board.

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 2 CE credits per module. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.  Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@assect.org.

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

Scholarship Opportunities

TASHRA offers scholarships for attendance to our classes for select applicants. Use the link below to apply for a scholarship to attend this continuing education opportunity. Applications must be submitted at least 1-week prior to the start of the training. We are only able to offer 3-6 scholarships per course. Scholarships will take the form of 50% of tuition being covered. APplicants will be evaluated per their level of need and purpose for pursuing continuing education.

Scholarship Application

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Group Rates

TASHRA offers discounts on tickets purchased for different sized groups. These can be groups of professionals or community members. For groups of 4-9, members will receive a discount code for 10% off tickets. For groups of 10 or more, members will receive a discount code for 15% off tickets.

Recordings

Recordings of the webinar will be made available to individuals who have purchased tickets to the live event. Recordings are typically made available to attendees within 2 weeks of the end of the training. The recordings will be released with a content evaluation that ticket-holders may use to earn CEs asynchronously. Once they are released, asynchronous recordings will be available for one month. Attendees will receive access to the asynchronous materials within two weeks from the end of the webinar.

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 $7 for processing costs. If you cancel less than ten days before, you will be responsible for payment. TASHRA reserves the right to cancel any event that does not meet our minimum registration within 4 business days of the class. If TASHRA 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

Price

Quantity

Total

  • Full Series w/ APA and AASECT

    $180

    This ticket is for Licensed Professionals. This ticket includes registration for both presentations in the series and 5 APA and AASECT CEs upon completion of all required materials.

    $180

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    $0

  • Full Series w/ AASECT

    $90

    This ticket is for Non/Pre-licensed Professionals. This ticket includes registration for both presentations in the series and 5 AASECT CEs upon completion of all required materials. This ticket is also suited for community members who do not need CEs.

    $90

    0

    $0

  • Day 1 w/ APA and AASECT

    $115

    This ticket is for Licensed Professionals. This ticket includes registration for the first presentation on May 14th presentations in the series and 3 APA and AASECT CEs upon completion of all required materials.

    $115

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    $0

  • Day 1 w/ AASECT

    $57

    This ticket is for Non/pre-licensed Professionals. This ticket includes registration for the first presentation on May 14th presentations in the series and 3 AASECT CEs upon completion of all required materials. This ticket is also suited for community members who would like to attend.

    $57

    0

    $0

  • Day 2 w/ APA and AASECT

    $75

    This ticket is for Licensed Professionals. This ticket includes registration for the second presentation on May 15th presentations in the series and 2 APA and AASECT CEs upon completion of all required materials.

    $75

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    $0

  • Day 2 w/ AASECT

    $37

    This ticket is for Non/pre-licensed Professionals. This ticket includes registration for the second presentation on May 15th presentations in the series and 2 AASECT CEs upon completion of all required materials. This ticket is also suited for community members.

    $37

    0

    $0

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