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
This course is an examination of professional ethics and laws as they relate to working with kinky clients.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
This course will discuss power exchange relationships, their etiquette, and dynamics.
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 controversial topic of consensual non-consent (rape play) is covered in this course. This particular kink has been in the â_hot seatâ especially the ethics and particular complications individuals need to consider for the rewards of th [...]