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

Age Play vs. Diaper Fetishism
Age Play vs. Diaper Fetishism

This course explains the differences and nuances between age play and diaper fetishism. This two fetishes are often mistaken for one another or used interchangeably, and in the confusion individuals make incorrect assumptions about each.

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

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

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

Ethical Non-Monogamy II: Working with Open Relationships
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.

Fundamental of Furries, Furry Fandom, and Critters
Fundamental of Furries, Furry Fandom, and Critters

This course explores the culture of Furries and Critters from the unique vocabulary to the fur suit. Students will learn about the fascination and escapism of what links humans and animals.

Fundamentals of Bondage and Restraints for Intimacy
Fundamentals of Bondage and Restraints for Intimacy

This course explores how restraining an individual is a form of intimacy between safe, sane, and consenting parties. During the discussion students will learn trust and vulnerability during bondage and restraint can create a deep connection be [...]

Fundamentals of Fire Play
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.

Fundamentals of Kink
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 [...]

Fundamentals of Medical Games in Kink
Fundamentals of Medical Games in Kink

This course discusses the sexual attraction to equipment, processes, environments or scenarios/situations in a medical environment. Students will learn the various types of medical games played in the kink community from examination to anesthe [...]

Fundamentals of Primal Play in Kink
Fundamentals of Primal Play in Kink

Primal Play allows the individuals to free their animalistic nature such as biting, scratching, pinning, and queening. This course discusses what it means to identify as primal as well as the overlap to other kink communities.  

Fundamentals of Suspension Games
Fundamentals of Suspension Games

This course discusses suspension bondage. This particular type of bondage play has all the pleasures of bondage intimacy only off the ground which creates another set of complications and boundaries that need to be discussed with all the parti [...]

Kink Communities and Culture
Kink Communities and Culture

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