Here you will find a schedule of upcoming KPACT events, including discussion groups, workshops, seminars, and more.  KPACT courses now offer continuing education units (CEUs). To learn more or to register and pay for CEU credits, email, while our registration gateway is under construction.

Upcoming Education & Training Events

Therapeutic Issues in Kink & Consensual Non-Monogamy (5 CEs) With Dr. Eli Sheff

Dr. Eli SheffDate: Friday, July 6, 2018

Time: 9 AM – 4 PM, with a lunch break

Location: in Chicago, TBD

Workshop Fee: $125 (includes 5 CEs)/$75 for students


Join us for an all-day therapist workshop with Dr. Elisabeth Sheff.

Dr. Sheff is one of a handful of global researchers and authors on polyamory, and the foremost academic expert on children in polyamorous families. She is the author of The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families which details her findings from the first 15 years of the longitudinal Polyamorous Families Study.  She is also the author of Stories from the Polycule and When Someone You Love is Polyamorous. She’s has also contributed numerous posts to the KPACT blog.

Check out our interview with Eli, focused on her experience and the importance of these topics, here. 

The workshop with run from 9 AM to 4 PM, with a break for lunch.

Morning Session ~ Issues for Clients and Therapists: Counseling Consensually Non-Monogamous Clients 

What are the most common versions of consensual non-monogamy (CNM) and how they can align with different relationships and personalities? What types of non-monogamy are less likely to work? What are the issues that clients in CNM relationships often face? Finally, this presentation identifies issues that might arise for therapists who serve CNM clients.  There will be time for reflection on personal and professional experiences that may influence attitudes towards CNM, followed by small group discussion. To close the session, Dr. Sheff will share ways to address therapeutic issues, and open up to large group discussion and questions.

Afternoon Session ~ Distinguishing Between Intimate Partner Violence and Kinky Sex/BDSM

This presentation introduces and explains kink/BDSM, intimate partner violence (IPV) and the important differences between the two and risk factors for IPV. It also explains what kinky relationships and interactions might be like and explores consent.

For more information or to RSVP, contact

You can also learn more by downloading this informational flyer.



CEs for KPACT events and courses are generally available to psychologists, social workers, counselors and other licensed psychotherapy practitioners. KPACT courses are sponsored by LifeWorks Psychotherapy Center. LifeWorks maintains responsibility for KPACT programs and their content.

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Previous Events

2018 April       Non-Binary Genders and Poly/Kink Communities (2 CEs)

2017  March      Experience the Polycule
2017 July            Sorry folks, we are taking the summer off for self care!
2017 October   Understanding Infantilism & The ABDL (Adult Baby Diaper Lover) Community

2016   October          Top 10 Poly Power Problems
2016   July                    Power exchange in BDSM Relationships
2016   April                  Julie Diamond, Power: A User’s Guide (more info above)

2015   October    Working with Sex Workers
2015   July              Kink & Catharsis
2015   April            Therapist Bias — Lifelong Learning

2014   October    Personal & Professional Boundaries in Small Communities


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