Dec
12
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Kink, sex and pleasure

Our clients are exploring their relationships with desire and pleasure in a number of ways, and it becomes a clinician’s responsibility to hold a safe and comfortable space for them to do so. This workshop explores the less-understood avenues for physical and emotional connection, including bondage and discipline, domination and submission, sadism and masochism (BDSM), kink, and fetish- related desires and practices.

This workshop is offered through Kip’s Division of Gender and Sexuality.

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Dec
19
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Polyamory and non-monogamy

Many of our clients are building and nurturing unique relationships that are fulfilling and nourishing through polyamory and ethical non-monogamy. These relationships, though common, are often times less understood and more stigmatized than monogamous relationships. This workshop explores the core principles and critical underpinnings of polyamory and non-monogamy in practice, as well as strategies for case conceptualization and treatment with individuals, couples, families, and groups.

This workshop is offered through Kip’s Division of Gender and Sexuality.

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Jan
9
9:00 AM09:00

Gender, sexuality, and therapy: The basics

Our understanding of gender and sexuality is constantly changing and evolving, and the narratives and experiences that our clients bring into the consult room can be nuanced and complex. Without the proper competencies and sensitivities, service providers can find themselves struggling to truly connect with a client discussing their gender identity and expression, or sexuality and desire. This course is a starting point for clinicians who are interested in developing a truly nuanced understanding around how gender and sexuality can become an important part of the therapeutic process.

This training is offered through Kip’s Division of Gender and Sexuality.

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Jan
16
to Feb 6

4-week course: Approaches to therapy with LGBTQ clients

When treating people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ), clinicians are challenged to put theory to practice while also holding space for the complexity and nuance inherent in the lives of our LGBTQ clients. This four-week course surveys several different theoretical approaches and treatment modalities, and explores how we might thoughtfully apply them in the treatment of LGBTQ people.

This course is offered through Kip’s Division of Gender and Sexuality.

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Feb
7
to Apr 10

Object relations theory: An introduction for therapists

This 10-week course will examine the origins and development of object relations theory in psychoanalysis, focusing on the work of Klein, Fairbairn, Guntrip, Winnicott, and Balint. The course will also examine the influence of object relations on the work of Otto Kernberg and Heinz Kohut and their approaches to borderline and narcissistic disorders, contemporary practitioners and writers such as Ogden and Bollas, and the movement from a one-person to a two-person psychology seen in relational theory and practice. Students will learn critical concepts such as internalized objects, phantasy, and splitting; how to understand and use transference and countertransference in the object relations paradigm; and how relational concepts translate into real world practice with patients.

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Feb
20
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Clients who do sex work

Often times, labor that includes the provision of sexual services can be seen as inherently negative, inappropriate, or harmful. We know, though, that people across communities and cultures do sex work for a variety of reasons. This workshop explores the critical competencies that are necessary in working with clients who do this type of work, and the necessary considerations in working with sex workers who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning communities.

This workshop is offered through Kip’s Division of Gender and Sexuality.

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Mar
12
to Apr 2

4-week course: Sexuality and desire

Clinical discussions about sexuality and desire can hold a wealth of information about how our clients experience their worlds and connect with those around them. The ways that we approach, explore, and understand their relationships to sex and desire can have profound impacts on the treatment. This four-week course discusses the basics of sexuality within lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning communities, and surveys psychotherapeutic topics related to sexuality and desire.

This course is offered through Kip’s Division of Gender and Sexuality.

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Apr
23
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Psychopharmacology and Medical Issues for LGBTQ Clients

Though the fields of health, medicine, and wellness have made some strides in their understanding of issues that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning communities, psychotherapeutic treatment providers are afforded few opportunities to learn about these topics as they relate to our clients. This workshop discusses the unique medical and psychopharmacological considerations necessary in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning populations.

This workshop is offered through Kip’s Division of Gender and Sexuality.

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May
7
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Power, privilege, and intersectionality with LGBTQ clients

Both clients and treatment providers have unique experiences at the intersections of their identities, and these experiences can show up by way of transference and countertransference. Clinicians have the critical responsibility of being aware of their own areas of power and privilege in the world and in their work, and must remain curious and thoughtful about how they understand their clients’ experiences and identities. This workshop discusses concepts of intersectionality and race, marginalization and oppression, and the clinical implications of these realities in the therapeutic relationship.

This workshop is offered through Kip’s Division of Gender and Sexuality.

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May
21
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Bodies, eating, and size justice

The hostile messages we receive about bodies and size are culturally pervasive, are often easily internalized from a young age, and can impact us across the lifespan. This workshop discusses issues of fatphobia, diet culture and restriction, and introduces anti-oppressive theoretical frameworks for discussing bodies, eating, and size with clients who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning communities.

This workshop is offered through Kip’s Division of Gender and Sexuality.

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Taking sides: Being objective/being subjective in difficult times

In today's cultural climate, where larger discussions of power, oppression, and social fragmentation pervade our daily lives, we as clinicians need to be attuned to and prepared for the ways that these dynamics enter the clinical encounter. Relational theory has challenged the idea that a therapist can ever truly be neutral, emphasizing the importance of an anti-authoritarian and mutually engaged therapeutic frame - which can appeal to a contemporary clinician's call to combat social injustice at the individual level. However, do we sometimes go too far in how we use ourselves in the clinical setting?

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Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

Gender, sexuality, and therapy: The basics

Our understanding of gender and sexuality is constantly changing and evolving, and the narratives and experiences that our clients bring into the consult room can be nuanced and complex. Without the proper competencies and sensitivities, service providers can find themselves struggling to truly connect with a client discussing their gender identity and expression, or sexuality and desire. This course is a starting point for clinicians who are interested in developing a truly nuanced understanding around how gender and sexuality can become an important part of the therapeutic process.

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