Part II: Therapeutic Considerations

Part II: Therapeutic Considerations

In Part II, psychotherapeutic concepts related to working with clients with atypical sexuality (BDSM) will be explored in greater depth.

Issues this marginalized community faces will be discussed with a particular emphasis on how psychotherapy as a profession can help or demonize their issues.

In particular, therapeutic biases in working with these populations will be addressed with a focus on therapist’s values, and phobias.

Effective ways of working with these clients will be discussed particularly using the Shahbaz-Chirinos Healthy BDSM Checklist and with live on-line interactive consultations.


  1. Clinical Best Practice
  2. Common Presenting Issues
  3. Coming Out Kinky
  4. Domestic Violence or Abuse
  5. Cutting & Self-Harm