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Sex and Gender Series: The Kinky Side: Normalizing Non-Traditional Sex

Sex and Gender Series: The Kinky Side: Normalizing Non-Traditional Sex

Date and Time
June 23, 2022 -- 6:00pm-9:00pm CT


3 CEUs

Austin Jacobsen, MA and Kristen Paradise, MS, LPCC

$ 45.00 
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Attendees will learn effective communication strategies to teach clients in order to improve interpersonal communication around sex with their partners. They will also learn how to utilize a non-judgmental standpoint when exploring these taboo topics in the therapy room. Clinicians will also learn how to appropriately diagnose paraphilic disorders.

  1. Understand the similarities and differences of kink, fetish, atypical sexual attraction, and paraphilic disorders
  2. Gain an understanding of sex subcultures
  3. Learn the importance of communication and consent within relationships
  4. Understand the intricacies of sex work
Instructor Bios

Austin Jacobsen, MA

Austin believes that we are all searching for our own meaning in life, and that we make our own meaning. Stemming from a person-centered standpoint, Austin believes in meeting people where they are, holding space and walking with clients down their own paths as a guest in their personal journey. He combines an Adlerian and existential framework with cognitive behavioral, EMDR, and solution focused techniques to assist clients in making meaningful changes in their lives, tapping into the client’s inner strengths along the way. Austin specializes in working with clients who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, and psychosis, as well as helping clients explore and understand their own sexuality and gender identity. He works collaboratively with clients to help them find meaning in their experiences and relationships, while also teaching valuable life skills to help build stability.

Kristen Paradise, MA, LPCC

Kristen prefers to assist those clients who identify as transgender, or at any space on the gender spectrum, as well as the broader LGBTQ+ community. Kristen is a certified End-of-Life Doula, and enjoys working with clients who are experiencing bereavement, grief and loss. Kristen also assists persons who have concerns with trauma, depression, anxiety, first responders and veterans, domestic violence, and individuals who have worked in the sex industry. One of the main intentions of her work in mental health, is to assist individuals with feeling less alone in this world, and finding peace from within, so that it can be spread externally in one’s life.

Ellie is offering a CEU series to the greater mental health community! All trainings welcome anyone who would like to join us to learn more about various topics. Following each training you will be provided a certificate of completion via email. CEU approvals pending for the following Minnesota regulatory boards: BMFT, BOSW, BBHT, and Nursing. If interested please sign up here and we will save your seat!