117 fifty shades of grey in therapy:
working with Bdsm/kink
sexualities and communities
118 the duty to protect: ethical,
Legal, and professional
This introductory workshop is geared toward exploring and addressing
specific counseling issues that come up with people who express kink/
BDSM sexuality (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission and
sadomasochism, collectively labeled “BDSM”). This aspect of sexuality
is present in about 23% of the U.S. population in terms of fantasy
and expressed in behavior by 10% of the population—hence, the
popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey. Clinical issues and an outline of cultural
competency around this kind of sexuality will be presented in lecture,
case studies, and discussion.
Leaders: Richard A. Sprott, PhD, California State University, East Bay, Hayward,
CA; Keely Kolmes, PsyD, Independent Practice, San Francisco, CA;
Ryan Witherspoon, BA, Pepperdine University, Van Nuys, CA
Duty-to-protect situations are among the most stressful clinical events.
These already difficult situations are complicated when the professional/
trainee is laboring under misunderstandings about her or his ethical and
legal obligations and when the clinician/trainee does not know how to
respond when a potential duty arises. This intermediate workshop is
designed to help when the duty to protect may arise and is based on a
current and thorough review of the ethical, legal, and clinical landscape
related to these issues.
Leaders: James L. Werth, PhD, Radford University, Radford, VA;
Elizabeth R. Welfel, PhD, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH;
G. Andrew H. Benjamin, PhD, JD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
afternoon snacks and beverages will be provided.
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