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Industry Experts will deliver all online content in form of webinars and other programs

For our Certified Kink Competent (CKC) Certificate Program, we have partnered with the premier organizations and leaders in the field (CARAS, TASHRA, Cannon, & more). This program utilizes a Strength Based Approach to working with these populations.

Expert Instuctors

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Dr. Neil Cannon

Dr. Neil Cannon is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT), and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist & Supervisor of Sex Therapy. He is also the Immediate Past Chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee for AASECT (2014–2016). Neil can be found teaching and guest lecturing to graduate and post-graduate students of psychology, counseling and social work at many of the leading colleges and universities throughout Colorado, including The University of Denver, The University of Colorado, Regis and Metropolitan State University.  In addition to teaching in Colorado, Neil is an instructor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work Sexual Health Certificate Program. The University of Michigan is known in the field of sex therapy for being one of the leading programs in the world for clinicians from around the world who are on a path towards becoming sex therapists. Neil is also a Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy at Denver Family Institute where Neil has been teaching for the past decade.  Dr. Neil Cannon is a published author, professional speaker, supervisor, mentor, and nationally recognized expert on sex, intimacy and relationships. 


Dr. Anna Randall

Anna Randall, MSW, DHS, MPH is TASHRA's Executive Director. She is a clinical sexologist and sex therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Anna has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors of health and sexuality and career focus is on the nexus of healthcare and sexual health. She lectures nationally to both professionals and consumers on the special mental health needs of sexual minorities and research focuses on relational power dynamics, self actualization and attachment. Her busy therapy practices in SF and Silicon Valley exemplify the vast interests and personalities of the kink community.

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Dr. Richard Sprott

Richard Sprott, PhD is TASHRA's Chief Research Scientist. He is a developmental psychologist, researcher, and educator at a number of Bay Area universities, including UC Berkeley, CAL State Hayward, and CIIS. His research focuses on the interconnections of social development and language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and the impact of stigma and prejudice on interactions between counselors/therapists and members of stigmatized groups. Richard is also a founding member of CARAS - the Community Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities.


Expert Contributors

Contributors are leaders in the alternative sexuality community including therapists, educators, coaches and writers that will offer a diverse viewpoint on BDSM/kink. We'll learn what is means to be an ally and how to progress the dialogue forward in your community.