The lack of training and education about kink sexualities and the stigma attached to these interests have resulted in a lack of culturally competent treatment of this oppressed group. This gap calls for the clinical fields  to address this unmet need as part of professional ethics and responsibility. TASHRA distinguishes itself because of our rich background in this expanding research field and the high standards we hold for graduate and terminal level academic level presentations.

As skillful care for kink-interested is evolving as a field, TASHRA is committed to facilitating community amongst healthcare professionals. In providing services and opportunities for health care providers, our goal is to hold space for kinky-clinicians, develop networks for referrals, and enable greater proficiency with sex-positive, culturally competent research and academic resources.

Education & Resources

Visit this page to learn more about how culturally competent continuing education benefits clients, TASHRA’s educational mission, and the growing theory of clinical practice with kink-interested communities.

Trainings & Workshops

Known for our highly research based kink-expertise and attunement to community values, our monthly trainings address current, emerging, and historical foundations and perspectives for providing care to kink-interested individuals. TASHRA is an approved AASECT and APA continuing education provider.

Join a Community Group

Created for kink-serving professionals, especially those who are also personally kink-identified, TASHRA offers more ways to connect with others using community building, case consultation and strengthening providers referral networks.

Kink Clinical Practice Guidelines

The “Kink Clinical Practice Guidelines” (PDF) is available to providers intending to optimize their care of kink interested patients/clients. This trailblazing resource was created by 19 renowned kink-researchers, mental and physical healthcare professionals.

Professional Training Complaint Resolution Procedures

TASHRA is committed to conducting all activities in compliance with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists Code of Ethics & Conduct for AASECT Certified Members (, and the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct ( TASHRA 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.

Provider Resources

Click here to find our easy to use search tool for articles, PDF’s, bibliographies, media, and other resources we have selected for providers and researchers.

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