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New Date - June 13, 2015 - 50 Shades of Grey in Therapy

  • 13 Jun 2015
  • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
  • 20


  • For graduate students in mental health programs, or interns post-graduate but not licensed fully yet.
  • Licensed Clinicians needing CE credit for attendance. LPCC, LCSW, LMFT, Ph.D., Psy.D.

Registration is closed

This introductory workshop is geared toward exploring and addressing specific counseling issues that come up with people who express kink/BDSM sexuality (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission and sadomasochism, collectively labeled BDSM). This aspect of sexuality is present in about 23% of the U.S. population in terms of fantasy and expressed in behavior by 10% of the population; hence, the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey. Clinical issues and an outline of cultural competency around this kind of sexuality will be presented in lecture, case studies, and discussion.

This workshop is taught by Keely Kolmes, PsyD; Richard Sprott, PhD; and Ryan Witherspoon, MA.


You may cancel up to 14 days  for a full refund, to be sent by check to you by May 30, 2015.

You may cancel up to 7 days  before a scheduled conference/workshop without penalty and receive a credit for a future conference/workshop. If you cancel less than 7 days before, you will be responsible for payment. CARAS reserves the right to cancel any event that is less than 60% full within 4 business days of the class. If CARAS cancels an educational event, you will receive a credit toward another conference/workshop.

Graduate Students and Interns:  $45

Licensed Clinicians: $75

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