Becoming a Kink Aware Therapist

This book strives to de-pathologize BDSM practices, while also providing concrete ways to distinguish abuse from consent, harmful codependency, and more.


Author: Caroline Shahbaz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315295312

Category: Psychology

Page: 140

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As a result of recent media interest, the practice of BDSM has become more mainstream yet remains marginalized. Now more than ever, greater numbers of heterosexual and LGBTQ couples are starting to explore some form of BDSM. However, profound misunderstandings continue leading to unintentional physical and psychological harm. Drawing on current research and ethnographic narratives from the kink community, this book seeks to provide psychotherapists with an introductory understanding of the culture and practice of BDSM, and presents specific therapeutic concerns related to common misconceptions. This book strives to de-pathologize BDSM practices, while also providing concrete ways to distinguish abuse from consent, harmful codependency, and more. Packed with practical suggestions and rich case studies, this book belongs on the shelf of every therapist seeing BDSM and kink clients.

Handbook of LGBTQ Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy

The ultimate guide to kink: Role play, and erotic edge Taormino Collection of essays exploring questions about desire, power, and pleasure. (2012) Becoming a kink aware therapist Book providing psychotherapists with an understanding of ...


Author: Rebecca Harvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000479096

Category: Psychology

Page: 508

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This comprehensive second edition inspires therapists to utilize clinical work to pragmatically address intersectional oppressions, lessen the burden of minority stress, and implement effective LGBTQ affirmative therapy. A unique and important contribution to LGBTQ literature, this handbook includes both new and updated chapters reflecting cutting-edge intersectional themes like race, ethnicity, polyamory, and monosexual normativity. A host of expert contributors outline the best practices in affirmative therapy, inspiring therapists to guide LGBTQ clients into deconstructing the heteronormative power imbalances that undermine LGBTQ relationships and families. There is also an increased focus on clinical application, with fresh vignettes included throughout to highlight effective treatment strategies. Couple and family therapists and clinicians working with LGBTQ clients, and those interested in implementing affirmative therapy in their practice, will find this updated handbook essential.

The Routledge International Handbook of Social Work and Sexualities

Therapy Experiences of Clients With BDSM Sexualities: Listening to a Stigmatized Sexuality. Electronic Journal of Human ... 'Post-Millennial' Generation On Track To Be Most Diverse, Best-Educated. ... Becoming a Kink Aware Therapist.


Author: SJ Dodd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000408614

Category: Social Science

Page: 582

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This Handbook is the first volume to address the dynamic issues related to sexuality from a social work perspective by providing a comprehensive, current and international overview of issues related to sexuality. It explains how each issue is important and critically discusses the leading views in the area, providing diverse and inclusive perspectives from leading scholars in the field. Divided into seven parts: Structural Context Sexual Identities Sexuality trough the Lifespan Health, Mental Health, and Sexuality Sexual Health and Well-Being: Pleasure, Desire, and Consent Practice Issues Regulating Sexuality: Historical and Contemporary Legislation It will be of interest to students, academics, researchers,and practitioners of social work and related health and social care subjects, and is particularly relevant for practice courses as well as courses on Human Growth and Development and Human Behavior in the Social Environment.


A Clinical Toolkit for Therapists (and Their Clients) Martha Kauppi ... Playing well with others: Your field guide to discovering, exploring, and navigating the kink, leather, and BDSM communities. ... Becoming a kink-aware therapist.


Author: Martha Kauppi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538129906

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

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This is the first practical, how-to guide to non-monogamy for therapists. It contains everything a therapist needs to know to start working confidently and competently with polyamorous clients. It covers both the most common challenges and the most complex and difficult situations likely to present in the therapy room.

Handbook of Research on Communication Strategies for Taboo Topics

Disrupting cis/heteronormativity and interrogating whiteness: The advancement of counseling through critical sex education ... 9) [Counseling and psychology dissertations, Lesley University]. ... Becoming a kink aware therapist.


Author: Luurs, Geoffrey D.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799891260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 602

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Social norms are valuable because they help us to understand guidelines for appropriate and ethical behavior. However, as part of that process, cultures develop taboo behaviors and topics for group members to avoid. Failure to discuss important topics, such as sex, drug use, or interpersonal violence, can lead to unwanted or unintended negative outcomes. Improving communication about forbidden topics may lead to positive social and health outcomes, but we must first develop the communication and coping skills to handle these difficult conversations. The Handbook of Research on Communication Strategies for Taboo Topics seeks both quantitative and qualitative research to provide empirical evidence of the negative social and health outcomes of avoiding taboo conversations and provides communication and coping strategies for dealing with difficult topics. Covering a range of issues such as grief and forgiveness, this major reference work is ideal for academicians, practitioners, researchers, counselors, sociologists, professionals, instructors, and students.

EMDR Therapy and Sexual Health

Becoming a kink aware therapist, 1st edition. Routledge. Weiner, L., & Avery-Clark, C. (2017). Sensate focus in sex therapy: The illustrated manual. Routledge. Wilson, P. (2014). Our whole lives: Sexual education for grades 7–9 (2nd ed.) ...


Author: Stephanie Baird, MS, LMHC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826186768

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

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The first book to integrate EMDR Therapy treatment of sexual trauma with a focus on helping clients achieve empowered sexual health This unique text provides EMDR clinicians with a complete toolkit, assisting sexual trauma survivors in moving from symptomology reduction/elimination to optimal sexual health and functioning. By integrating sexual health and EMDR Therapy together throughout this innovative book, the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model is applied to sexual health, with sexual health-related material blended into all eight phases of the EMDR Protocol. Encompassing principles and best practices of current helpful positive sexual health frameworks, including fundamental sex therapy information and sex education models, this first of its kind EMDR Therapy resource disseminates essential information on anatomy, the history of sex research, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and pregnancy related issues, the Dual Control Model of arousal and desire, spontaneous and responsive desire, arousal non-concordance, models of consent for sexual activities, and out of control sexual behaviors. This guide considers the gender experience of trauma for all EMDR Therapy clients, covering challenges, concepts, and helpful strategies for discussing sensitive sexual health matters. It addresses sexual/affectional orientation, consensual non-monogamy, and how EMDR Therapy can help address the sexual health concerns of erotically marginalized populations. Also covered are matters of aging and spirituality as they impact sexual health. Packed with helpful resources such as questionnaires, guidelines, case examples, charts, cutting-edge diagrams, and anatomy illustrations with non-gendered labels, EMDR therapists will gain the knowledge and confidence they need to facilitate optimal sexual health for the clients in their practice. Key Features: Reinforces innovative content with abundant and diverse case studies Includes first-time publication of two valuable questionnaires: Sexual History Questionnaire and Sexual Styles Survey Delivers new EMDR Therapy resources for facilitating sexual health--Bubble Boundary and Self-Compassion Container Provides a new EMDR Therapy future-oriented resource--Strengthening a Confident and Joyful Sexual Self Examines in-depth sexual/affectional orientation, relationship status such as consensual non-monogamy, and pregnancy loss Includes helpful, nonjudgmental, and affirming information about the kink/BDSM population Provides an overview of EMDR Therapy and sexual health for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities Describes important sexual health frameworks and concepts Includes sex-positive resources for further education along with client handouts

Encyclopedia of Sex and Sexuality Understanding Biology Psychology and Culture 2 volumes

Becoming a kink aware therapist. New York: Routledge. Stein, S. (2012). Twenty-five years of Living in Leather: The National Leather Association, 1986–2011. Daytona Beach, FL: Adynaton. Wismeijer, A. A. J., & Van Assen, M. A. (2013).


Author: Heather L. Armstrong

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610698757

Category: Psychology

Page: 859

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Providing a comprehensive framework for the broad subject of human sexuality, this two-volume set offers a context of historical development, scientific discovery, and sociopolitical and sociocultural movements. The broad topic of sex—encompassing subjects as varied as sexuality, sexual and gender identity, abortion, and crimes such as sexual assault—is one of the most controversial in American society today. The two-volume encyclopedic set provides readers with more than 450 entries on the subject, offering a comprehensive overview of major sexuality issues in American and global culture. Themes that run throughout the volumes include sexual health and reproduction, sexual identity and orientation, sexual behaviors and expression, the history of sex and sexology, and sex and society. Entries cover a breadth of subjects, such as the major contributors to the field of sexology; the biological, psychological, and cultural dimensions of sex and sexuality; and how the modern-day political climate and the government play a major role in determining attitudes and beliefs about sex. Written in clear, jargon-free language, this set is ideal for high school and undergraduate students as well as general readers. Explores the important yet often controversial nature of human sexuality through a carefully curated selection of entries that provide clear yet sensitive coverage of the topic Includes a thorough treatment of the understanding of sexual behaviors in individuals and relationships that contextualizes models of sexuality related to contemporary lifestyles Defines common terms related to sexual and gender identity as well as their application to the modern-day understanding of sexual behavior Further readings sections at the end of each entry guide readers toward additional information

What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex Third Edition

Routledge. Kleinplatz, P. J., & Moser, M. (2006). Sadomasochism: Powerful pleasures. Routledge. Shahbaz, C., & Chirinos, P. (2016). Becoming a kink-aware therapist. Routledge. Valdez, N. (2010). A little bit kinky: A couples' guide to ...


Author: Stephanie Buehler, PsyD, CST-S

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826135896

Category: Psychology

Page: 375

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This 3rd edition is truly the A to Z when it comes to assessing and treating sexual health concerns. This is a valuable resource that I'll be recommending to my colleagues and students and consulting regularly myself! Lori Brotto Professor, Faculty of Medicine | Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Executive Director, Women's Health Research Institute | Canada Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health The University of British Columbia The third edition of this pragmatic resource assists mental health professionals in helping clients resolve sexual concerns that arise during the course of therapy. It has been updated with the latest theoretical approaches, pharmacological treatments, and ethical/legal concerns. It presents a wealth of information on assessing and treating both common and uncommon sexual concerns accompanied by helpful informational worksheets. By offering new case examples exemplifying contemporary concerns such as minority stress, intersectionality, and recognition of therapist privilege in relation to client, the new edition emphasizes diversity inclusive of sexual and gender minorities. It covers the latest technology in telemental health and the role it plays in the sex lives of clients. Designed to take the uninformed reader or one who might be uncomfortable about sex to a place of knowledge and competence, the book includes strategies to help both the client and therapist become more comfortable with sexuality. Take-Away Points, Activities and Resources in every chapter and downloadable forms, templates, and tools combine to make this an indispensable resource. Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers. New to the Third Edition: Updated approaches to considerations of gender identity The impact of intersectionality, oppression, and minority stress De-pathologizing "kinky" behavior Understanding the "orgasm gap" and "orgasm equality" Treating couples who want to open their relationships Applies mindfulness to treatment of sexual problems Expanded information about the sexological ecosystem Treating out-of-control sexual behavior and the new Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder ICD-11 diagnosis Key Features: Provides clear treatment recommendations for nearly all sexual concerns Uses an ecosystemic approach for assessing individuals and couples Explains how to assess and treat sexual pain disorders Covers sexuality across the lifespan Includes "Step into My Office" vignettes offering a glimpse into everyday sex therapy practice Provides activities for reader to reinforce information including "Take-Away" points, downloadable forms, templates, and tools Instructors Manual and PowerPoint presentation for each chapter

Critical Sexual Literacy

Additional resources are: What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex by Stephanie Buehler (2016), Becoming a Kink Aware Therapist by Caroline Shahbaz and Peter Chirinos (2017), A Clinician's Guide to Gender-Affirming ...


Author: Gilbert Herdt

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781839980688

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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This book is a new and exciting resource for teachers, students, and activists who aim to critically examine contemporary sexuality through the lens of sexual literacy and situated social analysis. This original anthology provides shorter cutting-edge essays on theory, method, and activism, including the nature of globalization and local sexuality discovered in ‘glocal’ topics, processes and contexts.Within the anthology, students, educators, practitioners, and policy makers will find critical conversations regarding a wide array of sexual topics that impact our world currently. These cutting-edge essays inform readers of key moments in sexual history, including areas relating to research, practice and social policy, and provide a platform from which to engage in rich discussion and forecast the development of sexual literacy in our world within multiple contexts.

Sex and Leisure

Becoming a kink aware therapist. New York, NY: Routledge. Sloan, L.J. (2015). Ace of (BDSM) clubs: Building asexual relationships through BDSM practice. Sexualities, 18(5–6), 548–563. doi:10.1177/1363460714550907. Stebbins, R.A. (1992).


Author: Diana C. Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000289817

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book uses the emerging and cutting-edge area of leisure research to highlight the importance of sexuality and sexual activity and its relevance to leisure studies. It brings to the fore some complex issues associated with this topic using a range of substantive, epistemological, theoretical and methodological approaches. Drawing on international scholarship, the book examines sexuality from multiple, and at times, competing directions, exploring the continuum of sex from work through to carnal pleasure, and across specific sexual practices including BDSM, pornography, stripping, and sex work. Drawing on critical, feminist, queer, and post theoretical perspectives, the book charts a new direction for leisure studies and sex research, including diverse understandings of leisure practice, sex positivity, fringe and deviant sex practices. Critically, the book moves beyond merely establishing sex as a leisure pursuit to focusing on the compelling and complex intersections between sexuality and leisure. This is fascinating reading for any student or researcher with an interest in leisure, sexuality, gender, cultural studies or sociology.