133: Fifty Shades of Grey in Therapy---Working With BDSM/Kink Sexualities and Communities

Convention Workshop
Back by popular demand!
$160.00 – List Price
$130.00 – Member/Affiliate Price
Day
August 07, 2015
Time
1-4:50 p.m.
Level
Introductory
CE Credits
4
Enrollment Limit
50
Description
This introductory workshop is geared toward exploring and addressing specific counseling issues that come up with people who express kink/BDSM sexuality (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadomasochism, collectively labeled “BDSM”). This aspect of sexuality is present in about 23 percent of the U.S. population in terms of fantasy and expressed in behavior by 10 percent of the population—hence, the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey. Clinical issues and an outline of cultural competency around this kind of sexuality will be presented in lecture, case studies, and discussion.
Learning Objectives
1. Identify basic cultural concepts created by the BDSM subculture that can positively address issues of concern in providing mental health services.
2. Describe the distinction between BDSM activities and physical/sexual abuse.
3. Apply skills and attitudes necessary to support a strong therapeutic alliance after disclosure of BDSM desires and behaviors.
4. Identify situations where involvement in BDSM behaviors might be counter indicated for clients/patients.
Leader(s)
Richard A. Sprott, PhD, California State University, East Bay; Keely Kolmes, PsyD, Independent Practice, San Francisco, Calif.; Ryan Witherspoon, Mass., California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles
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Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15 - June 30, 2015

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1 - Aug. 4, 2015

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 5 - 9, 2015

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410
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