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

Kinky Laws, Rules, and Ethics
Kinky Laws, Rules, and Ethics

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

Negotiation, Boundaries, and Contracts
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.

On being a Being a Dominate in the littles/ middles Dynamic
On being a Being a Dominate in the littles/ middles Dynamic

This course uncovers what it means to be a Dominate in the little/middle power exchange dynamic. Topics of discussion include discipline, contracts, rewards, rules/boundaries, 24/7 lifestyle, types of relationships, and, of course, ’the fun ac [...]

On Being a submissive in the Mommies/ Daddies Dynamic
On Being a submissive in the Mommies/ Daddies Dynamic

This course uncovers what it means to be a submissive in the Mommies/Daddies power exchange dynamic. Topics of discussion include discipline, contracts, rewards, rules/boundaries, 24/7 lifestyle, types of relationships, and, of course, ’â_the [...]

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

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

Power Exchange Relationships II: Working with D/s Relationships
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.

Psychodrama of Kink
Psychodrama of Kink

Psychodrama is a useful tool for assisting in healing emotional scars of the past. This course discusses how certain scenes can help re write internal scripts individuals carry with them. Recent research, scene types, assistance from a therapi [...]

Rituals, Contracts, and Protocols: Healthy relationship tools that vanilla couples can learn from kinky relationships
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 [...]

Special Topics in alternative sexual expression and relationships
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.

The Care and Feeding of the Pets and Handlers
The Care and Feeding of the Pets and Handlers

The course explores the culture of Pets and their Handlers. Students will learn the aspects of training and caring for puppies, ponies, and other pets.

The Ethics, Complications, and Joys of Consensual Non-consent in BDSM
The Ethics, Complications, and Joys of Consensual Non-consent in BDSM

The controversial topic of consensual non-consent (rape play) is covered in this course. This particular kink has been in the ’â_hot seat’â’– especially the ethics and particular complications individuals need to consider for the rewards of th [...]

The Fundamentals of Psychological Intimacy Games
The Fundamentals of Psychological Intimacy Games

This course explores the fascinating world of psychology games played for intimacy. The student will learn of the dangers and damages in psychological games for Dom/mes and submissives, as well as what it takes to set up a scene.