What is the difference between Domination/submission and S/M? What is a kink? Are fetishes healthy? What is the nature of sexual power exchange? What are some dynamics of sexual sensation play? What types of behaviors are involved, what are the “rules” or good guidelines for people who want to practice kink? In this workshop we will explore definitions, discuss varieties of behaviors, begin to understand the vast world of power exchange and be introduced to various fetishes. Participants will practice discerning consensual behaviors from abuse using a respected rubric.

This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org.

APA CE's: AASECT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AASECT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ISEE offers AASECT CE’s, which can also be applied toward APA certification or recertification. Please check your state licensing board to make sure that your state accepts all APA approved sponsors, in a few cases states do not. For more information see http://approvedsponsors.apa.org/

Core knowledge area: Diversity of Expression

Sex ed training area: Working with specific populations

Location: The Hotel Northampton, 36 King Street, Northampton, Massachusetts. Time: 9AM to 5:30 PM with a lunch break from 12:30-2PM

Regristration: $150

Course Objectives
  • Participants will be able to identify cultural and personal attitudes about sexual power exchange
  • Participants will be able to interpret language commonly used in the BDSM community
  • Participants will be able to discern between abuse and consensual sexual expression.
  • Participants will be able to discuss behaviors such as bondage, domination and submission, and sensation play.
  • Participants will be able to Identify specific resources for themselves as therapists as well as their clients.
  • Participants will be able to recognize common tools used for BDSM play
Course Information
Date Presented:
September 06, 2018 9:00 AM Eastern
8 hours, 30 minutes
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
CE: 6.00
This course is no longer available for purchase.