Kink Aware Medical Care Brocure - Click to read Synopsys So you pratice bondage, dominance and S&M and you need medical care. Perhaps you'er looking for a general practitioner for checkups. Or maybe you need urgent medical care. Perhaps you are concerned abut discrimination. Or you fear you'll have to spend too much time educating someone abut BDSM when they should be focused solely on your health. How do you find a provider who will be sensitive to your sexuality? And if you can't how do you handle your sexuality when dealing with such medical care providers? Read the Brocure
Before You Search for a Professional You should know... We Reserve the Right to Refuse Listings from AnyoneKink Aware Professionals (KAP) reserves the right to refuse listings from any professional for any reason and reserves the right to remove any listing of any professional at any time at the sole discretion of KAP. We Have No Sex Services ListingsThe Kink Aware Professionals (KAP) referral list does not post any listings offering sexual services of any kind. We Do Not Screen Our ListingsThe Kink Aware Professionals (KAP) referral list is composed of professionals who have requested that their listings be posted on this site. None of them are verified or screened in any way by KAP. This means that anyone contacting these professionals should take the necessary precautions, just are you would do if you were searching for a professional through any other means, including verifying that the professional is properly licensed or credentialed in his or her stated profession. If You Have a Complaint About a KAP ProfessionalIn the entire history of the KAP web site, we have only had a handful of complaints about professionals. That is a very good track record for KAP, but we want your experience with the professionals listed here to be the best it can be for you. So, if you do experience any conduct from a professional that you consider inappropriate, we want to hear about it, but you should consider reporting that professional to the appropriate governmental agency or licensing body where the professional does business. KAP does not have the resources or authority to act on or to resolve any complaint against any professional listed here. Search for a KAP Professional. The Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation's resource pages (http://www.clearhq.org/boards.htm for North American listings) include links to many of the licensing and regulatory bodies for various regions and professions.
In addition to our Kink Aware Professionals (KAP Program, a resource for finding a Kink Aware Professional) the NCSF has added a guide on how to select a Kink-Aware Therapist. Here is a copy of the guide, or a short FAQ of the guide. You can also visit our KAP Database.
NCSF and the Foundation are proud to announce two new and valuable publications: A Guide to Choosing a Kink-Aware Therapist, and the Therapists Guide to Polyamory. Guide to Choosing a Kink-Aware Therapist, created by Keely Kolmes Psy.D. and Geri Weitzman Ph.D., will help people who engage in BDSM find a therapist who can accept them without judgement or prejudice. Some therapists cause more harm than good when they slap a label of mental illness on a client simply because they enjoy kinky sex. "Over the years, I have received many calls from folks around the globe who wanted access to therapy that was respectful of their kink identity, but didn't know where to turn to find it," says coauthor Geri Weitzman, PhD. "We are excited to share this resource on finding kink-aware therapists with our community, in the belief that a warmly accepting therapeutic environment should be available to all." "Therapy needs to be a place where you can feel safe to bring your whole self. I hope that our article is a helpful tool for kink-identified clients and the therapists who want to learn more about working competently with them," agrees coauthor Keely Kolmes, Psy.D. The second publication has been years in the making: Therapists Guide to Polyamory was written by Geri Weitzman, Ph.D., Joy Davidson, Ph.D. and Robert A. Phillips, Jr., Ph.D., and edited by NCSF Foundation Chairman James R. Fleckenstein, B.A., and Carol Morotti-Meeker, M.S., M.L.S.P. This guide answers all of a therapist's questions about the purpose and practice of polyamory: everything from the motivations and benefits of polyamory, to emotional and social concerns such as discrimination and family disapproval are covered. Polyamorists can use this guide to explain their lifestyle to their therapist, and for therapists who understand that personal value systems may sabotage their goal of enabling their clients to explore options and life experience in a neutral or supportive way. "For too long, polyamorous clients have consistently expressed concerns that their therapists completely failed to understand the clients' lifestyle choices at best; at worst, therapists immediately pathologized the clients' lifestyle and ascribed all of the clients' issues solely to the decision to have nonexclusive relationships," says NCSF Foundation Chairman Jim Fleckenstein. "This piece, written by three clinicians and thoroughly supported with three pages of references, should help put an end to this practice. I was deeply honored to have had the opportunity to co-edit…