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Developing Therapy Practice Guidelines for Working with Kinky Clients
Description: Calls for developing therapy practice guidelines for working with BDSM clients have been published since the early 2000s. A panel of clinicians and researchers who have been working in this area for the past 10-20 years has formed a working group to propose practice guidelines. The panel will discuss why practice guidelines are needed, the process used to create the current proposal, the next steps in developing practice guidelines; and proposed areas or topics that practice guidelines should address.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: describe the specific challenges that kink-identified clients experience in accessing kink competent therapeutic care; identify at least three areas that proposed practice guidelines should address to describe kink competent therapeutic care.