Thu, Oct 07 | Online Workshop

 Conducting a Kink-Affirming Risk Assessment

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 Conducting a Kink-Affirming Risk Assessment

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Oct 07, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
Online Workshop

About the Event

Many clinicians stumble when a client first brings up BDSM. We want to be supportive and affirming. We also want to ensure that our clients are safe. This workshop will discuss the differences between consensual kink and intimate partner violence, review red flags of potential abuse that can present within a BDSM dynamic, explore potential barriers to prosecution experienced by kinky survivors, and discuss how to use an Intimate Justice model to conduct a kink-affirming risk assessment.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to explain the Intimate Justice model, distinguish between consensual kink and intimate partner violence, evaluate risk factors from a kink-affirming perspective, and list at least 3 strategies they can use to provide support to kink-identified IPV survivors.

Presenter Bio:

Author of The Leather Couch: Clinical Practice with Kinky Clients, Stefani Goerlich has spent her career working to build bridges between the margins and the mainstream. After 15 years working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence, Stefani founded Bound Together Counseling, PLLC, where she specializes in providing Kink-Affirming Sex Therapy to gender, sexuality, and relationship minorities (individuals and partnerships) in Michigan and Ohio.

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