All KTCI

The primary mission of KTCI is to educate medical, mental health, and sex education professionals on the proper care and understanding of those who identify as gender, sexual, or relationship outsiders. Our goals are to reduce the stigma associated with the “Kink” community and normalize the concept of sexual outsiders in the hopes of increasing awareness, research, and the quality of healthcare for these special populations.

With the advent of the Internet, those who participate in alternative forms of relationship, gender, and sexual expression have come together as a community and have created a new sexual minority subculture. The clinical needs of this community are different than the traditional mental health client and it is important for all mental health clinicians and healthcare providers to be familiar with the standard of care that may be different in the varied populations that make up this community.

The Kink Aware Therapy Program offers a fundamental and advanced working knowledge and important clinical considerations and interventions in the treatment of this population based upon one clinician’s 20 plus years of experience, the current research, and community literature.

Our program includes a companion textbook, Working with Kink Clients: A Clinician’s Manual. The text is designed to follow the program and offers an extensive appendix collection of tools for the students to use in their future work.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling CE Provider Number 50-19853

KTCI 101 Fundamentals of Kink
KTCI 101 Fundamentals of Kink

This course is designed to give medical and mental health professionals an introduction of the various types of alternative relationship and sexual cultures that they will encounter in their medical or therapeutic practice. It will also presen [...]

KTCI 102 Fundamentals of Fire Play
KTCI 102 Fundamentals of Fire Play

Fire is a sensual element when used properly by a skilled individual. This course describes the precautions, environmental conditions, physical considerations, mindset, tools, and etc. needed for a successful and safe fire scene.

KTCI 102 Kink Communities and Culture
KTCI 102 Kink Communities and Culture

This course is an ethnographic examination of kink culture and subcultures of the kink communities.

KTCI 103 Ethical Non-Monogamy I: Fundamentals and the Science of Open Relationships
KTCI 103 Ethical Non-Monogamy I: Fundamentals and the Science of Open Relationships

This course is a foundation class for understanding and navigation of various non- monogamous relationships.

KTCI 104 Ethical Non-Monogamy II: Working with Open Relationships
KTCI 104 Ethical Non-Monogamy II: Working with Open Relationships

This course will focus on how to work with non-monogamous clients. Ethics, pathology, interventions and case studies will be included. Course includes tools and interventions used with Ethical Non-Monogamous Clients.

KTCI 105 Power Exchange Relationships I: Fundamentals and the Science of Kink
KTCI 105 Power Exchange Relationships I: Fundamentals and the Science of Kink

This course will discuss power exchange relationships, their etiquette, and dynamics.

KTCI 106 Power Exchange Relationships II: Working with D/s Relationships
KTCI 106 Power Exchange Relationships II: Working with D/s Relationships

This course will focus on how to work with clients participating in D/s relationships. Ethics, pathology, Interventions and case studies will be included.

KTCI 107 BDSM Play: The Scene, Equipment and Community Etiquette
KTCI 107 BDSM Play: The Scene, Equipment and Community Etiquette

This course is an introduction to BDSM scenes, equipment and etiquette.

KTCI 108 Kinky Laws, Rules, and Ethics
KTCI 108 Kinky Laws, Rules, and Ethics

This course is an examination of professional ethics and laws as they relate to working with kinky clients.

KTCI 109 Negotiation, Boundaries, and Contracts
KTCI 109 Negotiation, Boundaries, and Contracts

This course is an introduction and examination of negotiation techniques; boundaries and relationships/ play contracts as they related to clients who participate in kink related activities.

KTCI 110 Special Topics in alternative sexual expression and relationships
KTCI 110 Special Topics in alternative sexual expression and relationships

This course will discuss specialized topic related to the kink community. Topics include but are not limited to coming out, subcultures and challenges with working with kinky clients.

KTCI 331 Rituals, Contracts, and Protocols: Healthy relationship tools that vanilla couples can learn from kinky relationships
KTCI 331 Rituals, Contracts, and Protocols: Healthy relationship tools that vanilla couples can learn from kinky relationships

The science of John and Julie Gottman in the Love Lab has revealed that the behaviors used by the marriage masters to maintain healthy and happy connections are the same tools mindfully used as kinky relationship activities in healthy sexual a [...]