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From the Playroom to the Courtroom: BDSM, Consent, and the Law

June 26th and 27th, 9am-11am PST | Zoom

Join TASHRA for a collaborative event with the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF). The first two-hour workshop will focus on the latest developments in the civil and criminal justice systems as it relates to people involved in kink/BDSM. Consent issues will be the focus of the second workshop.

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The first two-hour workshop will focus on the latest developments in the civil and criminal justice systems as it relates to people involved in kink/BDSM.  What is the current state of divorce, custody, and criminal issues?  What resources are available to help mental health providers when these issues come up?  What are the latest efforts to decriminalize BDSM, and to address issues related to the stigma put on kink by society?

Consent issues will be the focus of the second two-hour workshop, with some time spent on how clinicians can educate clients who are involved in kink behaviors but are not part of the kink community and its educational groups and events.  How do consent violations within BDSM contexts compare to consent violations in mainstream contexts?  What seems to be effective in community-wide consent education efforts, in the kink community?

Learning objectives:

After completion of the webinar, attendees will be able to…

Saturday

  1. Outline common issues related to divorce and custody proceedings when kink/BDSM behaviors are involved.
  2. Describe common issues in criminal proceedings when kink/BDSM behaviors are involved.
  3. Summarize the efforts to decriminalize BDSM.

Sunday

  1. Describe the most frequent situations leading to consent violations.
  2. Outline the elements of community-wide consent education efforts and their possible effects.
  3. Incorporate strategies to address the needs of kinky clients when they do not access educational kink groups/events.

Format:

The workshops will combine didactic instruction, case examples, and group discussion to demonstrate the practice of working with kink-involved clients.

Cost:  $150 for 4 APA CE credits, $75 for 4 AASECT CEs without APA CEs;  All attendees receive AASECT CEs.