BDSM is not only a form of sexual expression, but it can also serve any number functions for its practitioners; a source of community, a relational framework, a creative outlet, a shameful secret, an expression of spirituality, and a cause for isolation among many others. It speaks to the infinite complexities of human interactions, which manifest in the therapeutic process. However, for many clinicians, clinical, personal, and cultural misconceptions about BDSM can work their way into the therapy room in the form of transference or countertransference. This webinar is designed to address the issues specific to working with kinky clients from a strengths based, client centered perspective. Participants will learn to identify how kink can come up in the therapy room, identify potential barriers to care, manage countertransference issues, and learn how to avoid common clinical pitfalls when working with kinky clients.

This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for up to 2 CE credit. 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.

AASECT Core knowledge area: Diversity of Expression, Sex Therapy training area: Theory and methods of sex-related psychotherapy, Interventions in relationship systems.

Course Information
Course Date:
December 15, 2016
Course Objectives
  • By the end of this webinar, students will be able to identify at least three different ways that BDSM can present in therapy.
  • By the end of this webinar, students will be able to discern common barriers Kinky clients experience to accessing culturally competent care.
  • By the end of this webinar, students will learn common transference issues that can arise when working with kinky clients.
  • By the end of this webinar, students will discern at least three common clinical pitfalls and potential methods of mitigating those pitfalls.
Working with Kinky Clients Part 1
Working with Kinky Clients Part 2
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
CE: 2.00
Products
Working with Kinky Clients (Webinar)
ISEE Certificate Students Only: $0.00
Alumni: $37.50
Participant: $75.00
Full Price: $75.00