Kink Aware Therapist Training Program Outline

This course is designed to give medical professionals and therapists the fundamentals of the various types of alternative sexual and relationship expression that they may come into contact with in their medical and therapeutic practice and their role as medical providers.

Medical professional will be able to identify as Kink Aware and Kink Knowledgeable.


Program Objectives

Medical Professionals will…

  Understand the ethnographic concepts of kinky and alternative relationships, communities and their role, as a medical provider, in their care.

  Understand the difference between healthy kink and pathology

  Learn therapeutic interventions and common issues seen with BDSM,Polyamory, Swinging, Asexual, Fetish and other kinky clients

  Ethical and Legal Issues related to kinky clients.

  Evaluation of the science and research of kink

  Special topics and ethical challenges when working with kinky clients.

Class Descriptions
Fundamentals of Kink

This course is designed to give medical professionals an introduction of the various types of alternative relationship and sexual cultures that they will encounter in their medical or therapeutic practice. It will also present the current position of sexual medicine and research in the United States.

Kink Communities and Culture

This course is an ethnographic examination of kink culture and the various sub cultures of the kink communities.

Ethical Non-Monogamy I:
Fundamentals and the Science of Open Relationships

This course is a foundation class for understanding and navigation of various non- monogamous relationships.

Ethical Non-Monogamy II: Working with Open Relationships

This course will focus on how to work with non-monogamous clients. Ethics, pathology, interventions and case studies will be included.

Power Exchange Relationships I: Fundamentals and the Science of Kink

This course will discuss power exchange relationships.

Power Exchange Relationships II: Working with D/s Relationships

This course will focus on how to work with clients participating in D/s relationships. Ethics, pathology, Interventions and case studies will be included.

BDSM Play: The Scene, Equipment and Community Etiquette

This course is an introduction to BDSM scenes, equipment and etiquette.

Kinky Laws, Rules and Ethics

This course is an examination of professional ethics and laws as they relate to working with kinky clients.

Negotiation, Boundaries and Contracts

This course is an introduction and examination of negotiation techniques; boundaries and relationships/ play contracts as they related to clients who participate in kink related activities.

Special Topics in alternative sexual expression and relationships

This course will discuss specialized topic related to the kink community. Topics include but are not limited to coming out, sub cultures and challenges with working with kinky clients.

Class Location

On site in Miami at the International Institute of Clinical Sexology campus located at 9620 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138 or via Webinar.

Cost for 2017 Enrollment: $2500

*CEUs are a separate fee

**Clinical Supervision is $50 per hour (10 hours total for the certification)

2017 Calendar

February 21, 2017

Fundamentals of Kink

February 22, 2017

Kink Culture and Communities

April 4, 2017

Ethical Non- Monogamy I:
Fundamentals and the Science of Open Relationships

April 5, 2017

Ethical Non-Monogamy II: Working with Open Relationships

June 20, 2017

Power Exchange Relationships I: Fundamentals and the Science of Kink

June 21, 2017

Power Exchange Relationships II: Working with D/s Relationships

August 8, 2017

BDSM Play:
The Scene, Equipment and Community Etiquette

August 9, 2017

Special Topics in alternative sexual expression and relationships

October 17th

Kinky Laws, Rules and Ethics

October 18th

Negotiation, Boundaries and Contracts