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Kinky Clients: Whipping Counselors into Shape

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Presented by The Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies and The Association for Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness

Presented by The Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies and The Association or Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness

Kinky Clients: Whipping Counselors into Shape

Friday, June 18, 2021

8:00AM-10:00AM PDT/ 10:00AM-12:00PM CST/11:00PM-1:00PM EST

Program offers 2.0 CEs for Psychologists (APA), 2.0 CEUs for Illinois state Counselors and Social Workers*, and 2.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs

Live Webinar Event held via Zoom. Live attendace is required for this program.

*The state of Illinois is currently allowing those who renew in 2021 to use up to 15 hours of CEUs obtained online. They will review current in-person restrictions in July to determine if more hours may be used for online courses. For more information please visit https://www.idfpr.com/COVID-19.asp

Workshop Description:

Over the past few years, kink culture and BDSM practices have become more prevalent in the mainstream culture. With an estimated 10% of adults engaging in some form of kink or BDSM, mental health professionals must be prepared to effectively support this unique population.

This engaging session provides a frank exploration into the worlds of kink and BDSM culture to help mental health professionals deconstruct stigma, understand the role of consent, learn kink-affirming and sex positive interventions, and differentiate between violence and BDSM practices.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this intermediate-level workshop, participants will be able to:

1) Discuss critical topics related to kink and BDSM (i.e., role of consent)

2) Describe specific kink-affirming and sex-positive strategies for counseling individuals who engage in BDSM practices.

3) Differentiate between violence and BDSM practices

Professional Bio of Presenter, Stacey Diane A. Litam PhD., LPCC-s, NCC, CCMHC is an assistant professor and core faculty in the counseling graduate program at Cleveland State University.

Dr. Litam is an educator, clinical counselor, and researcher on topics related to human sexuality and sex trafficking. Her research on sex-related topics have been published in various outlets including The Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness, The Journal of Sexual Aggression, and The Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. Dr. Litam additionally provides sexuality counseling and sex therapy services at a non-profit private practice located in Cleveland, Ohio. She is currently conducting research on Only Fans usage, experiences of sexuality and relationship satisfaction during COVID-19, and sex trafficking myths.

Professional Bio of Presenter Megan Speciale, PhD, Assistant Professor, Palo Alto University

Dr. Megan Speciale is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Department at Palo Alto University. Megan has worked as a professional counselor and advocate in a variety of community settings, focusing primarily on sexuality health and wellness and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) children, adolescents, adults, and their families. Her research includes feminist and queer perspectives of counseling and counselor education, sexuality counseling and education, and issues related to intersectional LGBTQIA populations. She has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has led over 40 presentations at national and international conferences. Megan has also produced the Sex Series on The Thoughtful Counselor Podcast since 2016.

Program Standards and Goals

This program meets APA’s continuing education standard 1.3: Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, or research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.

This program meets APA’s continuing education goal 3: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.

Workshop Schedule (Shown in CST):

10:00 am – Event Begins

12:00pm – Event Ends

Registration and Fees:

ACSSW Members: Free

General Admission: $40.00

TCSPP Staff/Faculty: Free

TCSPP Students: Free

TCSPP Alumni: $20.00

Community Partners/Site Supervisors: $20.00

Non-TCSPP Students: $10.00

Refund Policy:

100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.

References:

1. Dunkley, C. R., & Brotto, L. A. (2018). Clinical considerations in treating BDSM practitioners: A review. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 44, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/0092623X.2018.1451792

2. Litam, S., & Speciale, M. (2019). Kink culture: What counselors need to know. The Center for Counseling Practice, Policy, and Research. American Counseling Association. https://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/practice-briefs/acapb-kink-culture-2020.pdf

3. Pitagora, D. (2013). Consent vs. coercion: BDSM interactions highlight a fine but immutable line. The New School Psychology Bulletin, 10(1), 27-36

4. Yates, S. M., & Neuer-Colburn, A. A. (2019). Counseling the kink community: What clinicians need to know. Journal of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness. Research, Practice, and Education, 1(1), 14-22. https://doi.org/10.34296/01011007

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Target Audience: Healthcare and Mental healthcare professionals, University faculty and students. Members of ACSSW and the TCSPP community.

Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Danielle Bohrer at 312-467-2364. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

Counselors/Clinical Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available 2.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for counselors and clinical counselors.License Number: 197.000159

Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036

MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.

Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.

*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Organizer

The Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies
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