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 email@example.com, while our registration gateway is under construction.
Upcoming Education & Training Events
Therapeutic Issues in Kink & Consensual Non-Monogamy (5 CEs) With Dr. Eli Sheff
Date: 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.
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.
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You can also learn more by downloading this informational flyer.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
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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Register/RSVP for Upcoming Events
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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
KPACT is an online discussion group hosted by LifeWorks Psychotherapy Center. For more information, click here.
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