BDSM: Beyond the Basics Workshop

 

proudly presents:

When: March 16, 2018; 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Philip RUSH Center  1530 Dekalb Avenue NE, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307

Cost: $100 for 5 CE workshop registration until Jan 31, 2018, $135 after Jan 31 ($50 for students**)

~ Lunch is included. ~

Register before Jan 31, 2018 for discount.

Presenters: Rachel Anne Kieran, PsyD and Amanda Wolfe, PhD

The purpose of this workshop is to give mental health practitioners an opportunity to expand their knowledge of bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, and sadomasochism (BDSM) as it applies to their clients and their relationships. We will provide you with tools to assess health and avoid incorrectly pathologizing these clients. We will discuss theories for understanding, current research on BDSM participants, and strategies to address the presenting concerns of these clients.

Workshop participants will examine therapeutic issues clients involved in BDSM may bring to session, such as…

  • Relationship negotiation
  • Models of sexual arousal
  • Stigma management
  • Disclosure concerns
  • Barriers to the therapeutic relationship

We will close the workshop with how to distinguish between consensual BDSM and intimate partner violence, which represent distinct interpersonal experiences that must not be confused. The profound differences in the psychological impact of these is often misunderstood or overlooked, particularly by those outside the kink community. Our presenters hope to make this distinction more widely known, without downplaying the importance of preventing IPV in relationships of any kind.

      • 8:00am – Setup (staff, sponsors and volunteers.)
      • 8:30am – 9:00am– Check- In
      • 8:55am – Welcome from REF – Scarlett Ross
      • 9:00am – 10:20am – Cognitive and biological understanding of sexual arousal in BDSM – Dr. Amanda Wolfe
      • 10:20am – 10:30 am – Break
      • 10:30am – 11:30am – BDSM in the framework of Intersectionality / multiple identities – Drs. Wolfe & Kieran
      • 11:30am – 12:30pm – Lunch / Social
      • 12:30pm – 1:50pm – Tools necessary to distinguish healthy non-mainstream lifestyles from the focus of clinical attention – Dr. Rachel Kieran
      • 1:50pm – 2:00pm – Break
      • 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Tools that clinicians can use with their clients to improve communication & relationships. Addressing bias client might face and bias from the clinician – Drs. Wolfe & Kieran
      • 3:00pm – 3:30pm Collect CE documentation, networking

    Please join us March 2018 and share with any friends or colleagues who may be interested!

     

    *CEs approved: GPA, LPC, LCSW, LMFT

    REGISTER HERE

    Refund Policy:

    Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the event will incur a $25.00 Administrative fee.
    Cancellations within 48 Hours of the event will not be refunded.

    **  Students can E-Mail us for the Process to register and Receive the special rate.
    For a copy of our grievance policy please click HERE

     

     

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