Kink in Practice, Theory, and Color: Intersections of Sex Positive Kink for Clinicians

Kink in Practice, Theory, and Color: Intersections of Sex Positive Kink for Clinicians

$81.00$106.00

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

Location: Online via Zoom Videoconferencing

Registrants will receive the Zoom link to attend the workshop 1 -2 days prior to the event date.

Council for Relationships is continuing to offer professional development workshops. All of our workshops will be held online until further notice. Earn CE credits from home.

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3 CE Credits Available for Psychologists, PA/NJ/DE LPCs and LMFTs, PA/DE Social Workers, and CSTs*

 

Workshop Description:

Too often, sexuality therapists and professionals make assumptions about individuals in kink communities and are unable to conceptualize some of the identity and behavioral nuances that exist within this special population. Because of the lack of awareness, some therapeutic practices may be misguided, ill-informed, and possibly injurious to clients who experience kink expression and identity as a means of affirmation and liberation. The possibility and probability of therapeutic liberation is especially salient when some therapists are invited by clients to explore kink identities and practices as well the convergence of multiple oppressed identities based on race, gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation.

From a sex positive perspective, this advanced-level workshop weaves Black Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, and Rogerian analysis through lecture, small group, and value checking activities. Participants will be invited to expand their sex positive capacity through exploration of clinical understandings and frameworks that are specific to kink individuals and communities; critique therapeutic modalities on their implications of sex and kink positivity; develop skills to facilitate engagement in kink with safety, consent, and pleasure; and discuss how clinicians may serve as a resource and support to kinksters of color.

 

Level of Difficulty: Advanced

 

Learning Objectives:

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify a variety of kink activities and kink practitioners.
  2. Create a script for engaging in a kink scene.
  3. Critique Black Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, and Person Centered Therapy on their implications of sex and kink positivity.
  4. Discuss the experiences of kinksters of color and how these experiences may be relevant to work with current or future clients.

 

References:

Burnes, T. R., Singh, A. A., & Witherspoon, R. G. (2017). Sex positivity and counseling psychology: An introduction to the major contribution. The Counseling Psychologist, 45(4), 470–486.

Collins, Patricia. (2009). Black feminist thought: Knowledge, consciousness and the politics of empowerment. New York, NY: Routledge.

Cruz, A. (2016). The color of kink: Black women, BDSM, and pornography (Vol. 26). NYU Press.

 

About the Presenter:

Shanae Adams, MA, LPCC, NCC, CIGT lives to serve community. She is a nomadic Denver, Colorado native. Her mission is sexuality normalization, explanation, and melaninated representation. She has been a sexuality educator for over 10 years. As an undergrad at The University of Missouri, she developed an affinity for sexuality education and allowed that devotion to drive her in creating HonestlyNae, a sex positive education and consultation business providing comprehensive sexuality education. A recent graduate of Adams State University, Shanae pursued a Masters in Clinical Counseling to support her community in navigating their experiences with sexuality and trauma. Her therapy practice, Manifest, Affirm, Intent Therapeutic Services, focuses on using indigenized and decolonized therapeutic modalities to help clients reach their idealized selves. In this work, she brings the same openness and curiosity developed as an educator and an enthusiasm to see clients reach their goals. Shanae is also the co-founder of The Chrysalis House LCA. This sex-positive collaborative is a community and resource center in Denver, CO with the goal of transformation serving sex workers and LGBTQ folkx. They focus on lobbying to decriminalize sex work, creating healing spaces for community, and providing support and resources to marginalized groups in Denver.

 

Workshop Details

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

Location: Online via Zoom Videoconferencing

Registrants will receive the Zoom link to attend the workshop 1 -2 days prior to the event date.

 

3 CE Credits Available for Psychologists, PA/NJ/DE LPCs and LMFTs, PA/DE Social Workers, and CSTs*

Council for Relationships is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Council for Relationships maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The following entities accept continuing education credits provided by APA-approved sponsors: the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors; the New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Examiners; the Delaware State Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals; the Delaware State Board of Social Work Examiners.

*This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee ASSECT certification. For further information about certification, please contact info@aasect.org.

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Event Details

Start date: May 11, 2021

Start time: 12:00 p.m. EDT

End time: 03:00 p.m. EDT

Venue: Online via Zoom Videoconferencing

Email: info@councilforrelationships.org