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Fundamentals of Kink

Posted: 5-31-21 | The Affirmative Couch

fundamentals of kink

Presenter: Elyssa Helfer, MA, LMFT

Aug 5, 2021 - 10:00 am Pacific/1:00 pm Eastern

3 CEs

kink fundamentals

$90

Maximum Registration for the Live Event: 100

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Course Description

Abstract:

Many psychotherapists are ill equipped to work with kink-identified and kink-practicing individuals, but it is vital for mental health clinicians to understand the complexity and nuance within kink communities. Given the high rates of individuals integrating kink practices and activities into their erotic lives, the need for relevant education is paramount. Kink research, while readily available, has not yet been integrated into the dominant educational systems. This has resulted in the delivery of inaccurate media portrayals and toxic cultural narratives, which are often received and interpreted in problematic and pathologizing ways.

This course will enhance both confidence and competence around working with individuals practicing kink. We will cover the fundamentals of kink, affording therapists the opportunity to become better versed in terminology, major consent frameworks, the history of pathology, kink representation in the DSM, and the origins of and developmental theory around kink identity. The course will include a review of the myths and stereotypes that have plagued the kink community for decades, taking a research-based approach to unpacking and dismantling those toxic narratives. Finally, we will look at practical application of kink knowledge into the therapy room by reviewing case studies.

Learning Objectives:

After this course, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between various power dynamics that exist within hierarchical kink relationships
  • Distinguish between healthy kink and abuse by recognizing at least two red flags
  • Explain at least two ways in which current kink research has dismantled negative and problematic stereotypes surrounding the kink community

3 CEs

Who should take this course:

Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Registered Dietitians, and other professionals working with eating disorders, disordered eating, and/or issues around diet culture with transgender and gender nonbinary clients.


$90

Buy Now


Licensed therapists who work in nonprofits price is $40 (Use coupon code: fk2021np at checkout)

Student/pre-licensed price is $30 (Use coupon code: fk2021pre at checkout)

You can also get access to this course and all other courses with our memberships:

Annual Membership

 

Lifetime Membership


Continuing Education Approvals

APA ApprovedThe Affirmative Couch, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Affirmative Couch, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Working with LGBTQ Veterans

Posted: 5-19-21 | The Affirmative Couch

Working with LGBTQ Veterans

Presenter: Zander Keig, LCSW

July 14, 2021 11:00 am Pacific/2:00 pm Eastern

2 CEs

Working with LGBTQ Veterans

$60

Maximum Registration for the Live Event: 100

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Licensed therapists who work in nonprofits price is $40 (Use coupon code: lgbtqvetnp at checkout)

Student/pre-licensed price is $20 (Use coupon code: lgbtqvetpre at checkout)

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Course Description

Abstract:

When working with sexual and gender minority veterans, it helps to understand military culture and the active-duty experience. For example, the experience of a lesbian serving prior to the Don't Ask Don't Tell Don't Pursue (repealed in 2011) in the US Army is vastly different from a trans female serving under the current Department of Defense Open Transgender Service Policy (2016) in the US Navy.
Whether a veteran seeks mental health and/or medical care services at a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facility or not, knowing that the VHA has made tremendous strides toward providing LGBT veterans with culturally competent care may increase the likelihood that the veteran will access their entitled benefits.

Learning Objectives:

After this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and address barriers to self-recognition as a veteran for LGBTQ service members
  • Explain differences between discharge types from active-duty service and their implications on mental health
  • Describe the psychological impact of DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue) and its repeal on LGB and T service members
  • Discuss how the Transgender Open Service policy and Ban on Transgender Service members has influenced transgender and gender nonbinary service members and veterans

2 CEs

Who should take this course:

Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Registered Dietitians, and other professionals working with eating disorders, disordered eating, and/or issues around diet culture with transgender and gender nonbinary clients.


$60

Buy Now


Licensed therapists who work in nonprofits price is $40 (Use coupon code: lgbtqvetnp at checkout)

Student/pre-licensed price is $20 (Use coupon code: lgbtqvetpre at checkout)

You can also get access to this course and all other courses with our memberships:

Annual Membership

 

Lifetime Membership


Continuing Education Approvals

APA ApprovedThe Affirmative Couch, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Affirmative Couch, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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