April 9th and 10th, 9am-11am PST

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Yes Daddy! Power Exchange Dynamics in Kink Communities

This workshop will review the research on Dom/sub psychology and relationships, explore the assumptions that might lead to inadvertent pathologization of these interests and relationships, and explore some clinically complex situations and cases.

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Yes Daddy! Power Exchange Dynamics in Kink Communities

Time & Location

April 9th and 10th, 9am-11am PST

Zoom Webinar

About The Event

SPRING 2022

TASHRA Training

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Yes Daddy! Power Exchange Dynamics in Kink Communities

Live Online Workshop

4 hours

9am - 11am Pacific Standard Time

First session: Saturday, April 9th

Second session: Sunday, April 10th

Training level: Intermediate/Advanced

Eroticizing power exchange (or authority exchange) is a common part of the kink umbrella, but one that often gets a fair amount of stigma. In particular, clinicians often become uncomfortable because Western psychological theories of healthy personalities and healthy relationships assume an egalitarian stance and an independent self. This workshop will review the research on Dom/sub psychology and relationships, explore the assumptions that might lead to inadvertent pathologization of these interests and relationships, and explore some clinically complex situations and cases.

Learning objectives:

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

  1. Identify how standard Western approaches to the self may inadvertently pathologize authority / power exchange relationships
  2. Describe how power exchange relationships may have an empowering effect on participants in those relationships, or support personal growth
  3. Identify how consent violations and abuse/violence may be expressed in the context of Dom/sub dynamics
  4. Outline how gender, sexual orientation, health status and age may affect the types of issues that Dom/sub partners might experience

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 and AASECT CE credits, $75 for 4 AASECT CEs;

Instructor Bios:

Richard A. Sprott, PhD:

Richard Sprott received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from UC Berkeley in 1994. 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. 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, Alliant International University 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 Boston Univ. Dr. Randall is a published researcher on the lived-experienced of kink-involved (BDSM & fetish) individuals, a sex therapist & adjunct faculty at Widener Univ. Recent involvements: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Working with People with Kink Interests, founder of the MOTE Conference, and Co-lead Investigator on the International Kink Health Study based on the 2016 preliminary findings.

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Continuing Education

The complete two-day event of two hours each day 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. The