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Culturally Competent Clinical Care and Ethics: BDSM, Kink, and Fetishes in Practice

Course: #2201Level: Intermediate 2.03 Hours 149 Reviews

Working with patients involved in BDSM and kink can seem daunting for many clinicians. This course introduces clinicians to the principles and practices of BDSM and kink, with an emphasis on ethics, safety, and consent. Clinicians will learn to appropriately assess risk, navigate bias and stigma, and employ interventions to support and affirm BDSM, kink, and fetishes.

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CE/CEU Offered: AK/2.25; AL/2.25; AR/2.25; ASWB ACE/2.25 Cultural Competence; AZ/2.25; CA/2.25; CE Broker/2.25 Ethics, CE Broker #20-1195202; CO/2.25; CT/2.25; DC/2.25; DE/2.25; FL/2.25; GA/2.25; HI/2.25; IA/2.25; IACET/0.2; ID/2.25; IL/2.25; IN/2.25; KS/2.25; KY/2.25; LA/2.25; MA/2.25; MD/2.25; ME/2.25; MI/2.25; MN/2.25; MO/2.25; MS/2.25; MT/2.25; NC/2.25; ND/2.25; NE/2.25; NH/2.25; NM/2.25; NV/2.25; NY-Contact Hours/2.0 Self-Study; OH/2.25; OK/2.25; OR/2.25; PA/2.25; RI/2.25; SC/2.25; SD/2.25; TN/2.25; TX/2.25; UT/2.25; VA/2.25; VT/2.25; WA/2.25; WI/2.25; WV/2.25; WY/2.25

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to analyze ethical considerations when working with patients exploring BDSM and kink.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe core principles and practices associated with BDSM and kink.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to apply clinical interventions to affirm and support patients exploring BDSM and kink.

Course created on April 8, 2024


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes What is BDSM and Kink?
15-25 Minutes What is Pathological? DSM-V and BDSM/Kink
25-35 Minutes Ethics of BDSM & Kink
35-45 Minutes BDSM & Kink Practices
45-55 Minutes BDSM & Kink: Stigma
55-105 Minutes Clinical Intervention with Kinky Patients
105-115 Minutes Case Study
115-122 Minutes Summary and Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure:

Financial disclosures: Dr. Giselle Levin, PsyD received an honorarium for presenting this course. Giselle Levin has published articles on transgender healthcare, sex therapy, multiple minority stress, and adapting evidence-based interventions for marginalized populations.

Non-financial disclosures: Giselle Levin has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by continued Psychology.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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