Consensual Non-Monogamy, BDSM, and Kink: Working with Clinical Issues Relating to Unconventional Intimate Practices and Consensual Non-Monogamy

Presenter: 
MacKenzie Stuart, MA, LMFT

Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST. Live Webinar.

Consensual Non-Monogamy, BDSM, and Kink:
Working with Clinical Issues Relating to Unconventional Intimate
Practices and Consensual Non-Monogamy

Whether we work in community mental health or in private practice, more and more clients in nontraditional relationships or with unconventional intimate practices are crossing our paths. This course will help you begin to develop the knowledge you need to understand the vocabulary and structure of consensual non-monogamy, including open relationships, polyamory, and swinging, as well as unconventional intimate practices, including kink and BDSM. Join MacKenzie Stuart, MA, LMFT as she walks you through definitions, clinical issues, case conceptualization, interventions, and common pitfalls you might encounter working with these diverse populations.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe vocabulary terms common to consensually non-monogamous relationships and relationships with unconventional intimate practices.
  • Identify common clinical issues in consensually non-monogamous relationships and relationships with unconventional intimate practices.
  • Explain the difference between consensual unconventional intimate practices and abuse.
  • Describe interventions appropriate for use in their work with people in consensually non-monogamous relationships and relationships with unconventional intimate practices.

MacKenzie Stuart Headshot

MacKenzie Stuart, MA, LMFT, works with adults, couples, and partners. She has a private practice in Alameda and is a member of the core faculty at The Wright Institute. MacKenzie specializes in nontraditional relationship structures, including polyamory and other forms of consensual nonmonogamy, as well as chronic depression and suicidality. She prides herself on being person-centered and strengths-based in her clinical work, and endeavors not to replicate systems of oppression in her therapy office or classroom. MacKenzie has been passionate about presenting and sharing information since 1999 and brings enthusiasm and mirth to her trainings.

Date & Time: Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST. Live Webinar.
Zoom invite will be sent out a few days prior to the course date.

Location: Virtual format—Zoom
Contact Administrative Coordinator Sierra Wilson with any questions or concerns: sbrown@tpi-berkeley.org.

 Fee if Registration Completed: by 03/07/21 after 03/07/21
TPI Members $75 $100
Nonmembers $95 $125
Prelicensed Students/Associates $55 $80

CE: 3 Credits. $10 additional fee for CE credits. Attendees must participate in live sessions to receive CE's. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Course Policies).

Registration Ends: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 3:00pm
$10 fee