BDSM & Kink

£120.00£160.00

BDSM (bondage and discipline, domination and submission and sadomasochism) remains a demonised, misunderstood area of sexuality that can challenge Counsellors, Therapists or Mental Health Professionals who lack the training and knowledge to support their clients. If you’d like to develop your understanding of this specialist area of practice so that you can avoid the risk of pathologising BDSM/Kink clients, Pink Therapy’s BDSM and Kink online-learning CPD module is for you.

With an evidence-based approach, this module deconstructs the common myths that perpetuate negative attitudes towards BDSM/Kink practices and lifestyles so that you can develop the open, affirmative clinical approach to which your clients are entitled. You’ll be encouraged to examine your own assumptions and form a realistic understanding of BDSM and Kink so that you can be comfortable in offering truly inclusive therapy that promotes safe, sane and consensual principles without perpetuating shame or asking clients to make changes that feel incongruent with their sexual identity or values.

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Description

This 15 hour CPD module offers you the opportunity to:

  • deconstruct the mainstream myths and representations of BDSM and Kink that can result in biased or inadequate psychotherapeutic care for this client group
  • examine a variety of BDSM and Kink practices and consider the many meanings these may have for clients
  • develop insight into the BDSM and Kink community, including etiquette and terminology, so that you can demonstrate a level of knowledge and understanding that welcomes BDSM/Kink clients
  • reflect on your own belief systems around BDSM and Kink in order to develop a therapeutic approach that reflects good practice, promotes safe, sane and consensual BDSM and avoids the perpetuation of shame within clients

Candidates who submit and pass a short set of tutor-marked questions will achieve a Certificate of Study worth 15 hours of CPD credit from Pink Therapy.

About the Author:

Su Connan is a person-centred Therapist with a full time private practice in South East London and London Bridge. She specialises in working with people who identify as diverse in their sexuality, gender and/or relationship styles. She provides training for Pink Therapy and other organisations on understanding Kink and BDSM, supervising, and short workshops on talking about sex and supervising the work of Therapists who work with clients who identify and kinky or who practice BDSM. She is a member of the Pink Therapy Advanced Clinical Discussions: Kink group.

She holds a BA in Fine Arts and has over 20 years experience working in the social sector with people with physical and learning disabilities.

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Study options

Self study materials only, Tutor-marked assignment & CPD certificate of credit