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New Partnership with Pink Therapy

New Partnership with Pink Therapy

We are thrilled to announce Kink Knowledgeable and Pink Therapy have formed an international partnership to make quality continued education accessible across the world.    

Kink Knowledgeable classes now provide APA accredited CE credits

Kink Knowledgeable classes now provide APA accredited CE credits

It is our pleasure to announce that the Kink Knowledgeable eLearning Program, in partnership with the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS), is now able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) accredited Continued Education credits for psychologists and, depending on the regulations and laws for each state concerning recognition of CE credit that […]

Subcultures, Narratives and Identification: An Empirical Study of BDSM (Bondage, Domination and Submission, Discipline, Sadism and Masochism) Practices in Italy | SpringerLink

Laura Zambelli presents a fascinating and rare study on BDSM practices among heterosexuals in Italy.  Source: Subcultures, Narratives and Identification: An Empirical Study of BDSM (Bondage, Domination and Submission, Discipline, Sadism and Masochism) Practices in Italy | SpringerLink

Leading UK psychological professions and Stonewall unite against conversion therapy | Pink Therapy Blog

It’s been a very long time in coming and it’s really hard to understand why we had such a battle to extend the provisions of the first Memorandum of Understanding to include people who … A remarkable story of the culmination of years of activism by leading UK professional organizations. Source: Leading UK psychological professions […]

“My Kinky Shadow: The poetics of the sadomasochistic Other” by Douglas Thomas PhD LCSW

“My Kinky Shadow: The poetics of the sadomasochistic Other” by Douglas Thomas PhD LCSW

Kink Knowledgeable is delighted to announce Dr. Douglas Thomas, a depth psychologist, has joined our faculty.  Dr. Thomas recently presented the first kink positive paper on sadomasochism from a Jungian lens at the International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS) Conference in Cape Town, South Africa in July. In his paper he challenges the Jungian orthodoxy […]

Congratulations Michael Vigorito

Congratulations Michael Vigorito

We are very proud of and congratulate Michael Vigorito for having the book he co-authored with Douglas Braun-Harvey, “Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction” be awarded the SSTAR Health Professional Book Award 2018.   See below the announcement from SSTAR.   The Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) Health Professional Book […]

Three Significant Research Papers

It is our pleasure to congratulate Richard Sprott on having recently had three papers published in the space of two weeks in July 2017. Richard is the executive director of CARAS and a member of the Kink Knowledgeable Advisory Board.  He has a case presentation on working with kink and poly couples,  a paper on […]

Is it Safe for Abduction Fetish Sites to Exist on the Internet? – Rolling Stone

In a world where any sentence containing the word “kink” or “kinkster” conjures up lurid sexual fantasies which have long been psychopathologized and demonized, mental health professionals need to develop the capacity to identify healthy from unhealthy expressions of BDSM. In between the sensationalism, designed to suck you in to read the article, this article […]

Sex Manual for Muslims: Birth Control, Sexting, BDSM and More Covered in Groundbreaking New Book

A new book The Muslimah Sex Manual: A Halal Guide to Mind Blowing Sex has just been published addressing sexuality for Muslima’s. “Sex Manual for Muslims: Birth Control, Sexting, BDSM and More Covered in Groundbreaking New BookBy Ryan Bort On 7/17/17 at 2:00 PMCultureIslamSexAdventurousness in the bedroom isn’t exactly cultivated within the Islamic faith, especially […]

Welcoming Ruby Johnson

Welcoming Ruby Johnson

Ruby Johnson is an African American sex therapist working with and for the BDSM African American community. Ruby is a licensed clinical social worker and brings with her 17 years of clinical and community experience in academia and clinical practice. We are delighted to welcome Ruby as faculty in the Kink Knowledgeable program. She is […]

Keynote Speakers for the 2017 CARAS Conference – The Wounded Clinician

We are honored to have been invited to give the Keynote address for the 2017 CARAS Conference.    2017 Conference Keynote – The Wounded ClinicianThe Wounded Clinician”Indeed, before we understand the work we do, it stands under us. Research as a vocation, then, puts one in service to those unfinished stories that weigh down upon […]

Did you know that Bengaluru has BDSM community? – Bangalore Mirror

An interesting international perspective on BDSM practice in this article from the Bangalore Mirror.   Rahul, 36, (not his real name) works in the hospitality sector and strikes you as the quintessential family man of Bengaluru. But he has another life that only a few know about. It involves elaborate role plays, bondage, domination and […]

Beneficial Effects of BDSM

Below is an interesting article written by Jamie Duncan on the beneficial effects of BDSM.   5 Reasons BDSM is Good for Your Health: Break Out the Handcuffs, Girl February 28, 2017 by Jamie Duncan http://ecosalon.com/5-reasons-bdsm-good-for-health/ Looking for a reason to try BDSM? Or wondering why you can’t seem to get enough? We’ve got six […]

AASECT Position Statement on Sex Addiction

AASECT Position Statement on Sex Addiction

Founded in 1967, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is devoted to the promotion of sexual health by the development and advancement of the fields of sexual education, counseling and therapy. With this mission, AASECT accepts the responsibility of training, certifying and advancing high standards in the practice of sexuality education […]