2 CEs

BDSM/Kink versus Paraphilias?

Exploring the Distinctions, Ethical Dilemmas, and Clinical Efficacy for Supporting Clients Living Alternative Lifestyles

BDSM/Kink versus Paraphilias?
Exploring the Distinctions, Ethical Dilemmas, and Clinical Efficacy for Supporting Clients Living Alternative Lifestyles

This workshop explores clear distinctions between the BDSM/Kink lifestyle versus the diagnostic criteria for Paraphilias. Participants will be introduced to the psychophysiology of pleasure and pain and how it applies to BDSM/Kink and Paraphilias. The culture, history, definitions, and philosophy of BDSM/Kink will be presented. Participants will explore the definition and etiology of Paraphilias based on the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorder (DSM-5). The distinctions between BDSM/Kink and Paraphilias will be presented and will allow participants to explore for other possible differences. Finally, sample case studies of potential clients will be explored by participants to use their critical and ethical thinking skills to gain and understanding on how to distinguish between BDSM/Kink and Paraphilias as well as when it is appropriate to diagnose a paraphilia. Multicultural perspectives and considerations of BDSM and Paraphilias, particularly from BIPOC and other groups of color, will be discussed.

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Meet the Instructor

LeKeisha Jones is a certified sex coach/sexologist, mental health counselor, and licensed massage therapist. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ashford University and recently completed her Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University. She began training in sexology with Dr. Patti Britton and was part of the inaugural class that enrolled at Sex Coach U. LeKeisha currently works in North Georgia counseling children and families in the foster care system, under-served rural communities, and drug court participants while working toward her professional counselor license. In addition to her sexology training, she takes a psychodynamic and mind/body approach to therapy by combining her counseling and applied psychology training with her previous experience as a massage therapist and bodyworker. LeKeisha is originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota and currently lives in the Gainesville area of Georgia.

General Mental Health Areas:

The main mental health component in this presentation includes the diagnostic criteria of each Paraphilia from the DSM-5.

AASECT Core Knowledge Areas:

(A, F, M, I, O) Diversities in sexual expression and lifestyles including, but not limited to, polyamory, swinging, BDSM and tantra. Pleasure enhancement skills. Professional communication and personal reflection skills. Range of sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic including, but not limited to, common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain, penetration problems and difficulty with orgasm. Ethics and ethical behavior, Paraphilias

Sex Therapy (ST) Training:

(B, F) Techniques of sex-related assessment and diagnosis of the ‘Psychosexual Disorders’ described in the current edition of the DSM. Ethical decision-making and best practice.

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