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Cutting Edges of Alternative Sexualities in Therapy

CEU CONFERENCE WEEKEND ON ALTSEX WITH DR. RICHARD SPROTT & DR. ANNA RANDALL (Friday evening and Saturday Dec. 2-3rd)

FRIDAY EVENING DETAILS..."Black & Bruises"

A special evening with National Experts
with Dr. Richard Sprott & Dr. Anna Randall

The Psychobiology of Kink, the Psychology of Consent, and Interest Discrepancy in Relationships: Cutting Edges of Alternative Sexualities in Therapy

A special day-long (Saturday Dec 3rd) conference open to all professionals and sexual health professionals on working with kink sexualities and consensual non-monogamies, with a focus on mind-body interactions around BDSM, issues around consent and how alternative sexuality communities negotiate consent, and the dynamics of discrepancy in sexuality interests in people’s committed relationships with others.

For those that are a little more sex positive...you're invited to a special evening. We will blow away the common myths about what it is, theorize on where it comes from, and what might be really happening, There will be tips on how to better enjoy the altered consciousness that can be experienced in BDSM.  Plus...for the adventurous mind...A special toy bag tour and more from South Austin Kinksters!

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify three aspects of competent care in working with kink-oriented clients
  • Articulate several reasons and motivations for engaging in kink behavior
  • Outline the biological aspects of pain and pleasure perception and experiences
  • Discuss the issues around consent as a psychological process
  • Apply concepts of competent care with kink-oriented clients to specific types of commonly presented problems

SCHEDULE

9 am to 10 am

  • Brief Introduction to Kink / BDSM Behaviors, Identities, Communities
  • Questions to Guide the Workshop
  • Overview of “Kink Competent Care”

10 am to 11 am

  • Motivations for Engaging in Kink
  • Psychobiology of SM

11 am to 12 noon

  • Psychobiology of SM
  • People using Kink to Self Regulate or to Heal

12 noon to 12:45 pm Lunch Break

12:45 - 1 pm

  • Review and Questions

1 pm - 2 pm

  • Consent and Consent Violations

2 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Case Study Presentation and Discussion

Recommended Readings

Nichols, M. (2006). Psychotherapeutic Issues with “Kinky” Clients. Journal of Homosexuality, 50:2-3, 281-300.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J082v50n02_14

Sprott, R.A., Randall, A., Davison, K., Cannon, N., and Witherspoon, R.G. (in review). Alternative or non-traditional sexualities and therapy: A case report. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session. 

Dr. Richard Sprott (CARAS)

Dr. Richard Sprott (CARAS)

Dr. Anna Randall (TASHRA)

Dr. Anna Randall (TASHRA)