BDSM 101 for Therapists

Friday, October 16, 2020 9:00 AM | Preston Patterson (Administrator)

"BDSM 101 for Therapists"

Presented by Stefanie D. Meyer-Goodwin, MA, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, CCMHC, ACS  | 1 CEU Available

We are pleased to offer this on-demand webinar to or MHCCF members and non-members (fee applicable). Please feel free to watch the video at any time. Successful completion of the quiz below will be required to ensure you receive CEU credit for your viewing of this online presentation.


Release Date: October 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Members of the kink community frequently report difficulty finding therapists that have basic knowledge of BDSM (Bondage & Discipline, Domination & Submission, Sadism & Masochism) and fear that therapists will negatively judge their relational and sexual practices. In culturally competent practice the burden of educating therapists does not rest with the client. This presentation provides an overview of the range of kink identities and practices, methods of differentiating between healthy kink dynamics and abusive relationships, approaches to affirming therapy, and resources for additional support and education. Participants will leave this presentation with information to enhance their skills in assessing and treating members of the kink community from an empowering and affirming stance.


1. Define basic terminology related to kink identities and practices
2. Differentiate between Risk Aware Consensual Kink and abusive practices
3. Learn how to apply the PLISSIT model to working with kinky clients
4. Identify community resources and supports


Stefanie D. Meyer-Goodwin, MA, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, CCMHC, ACS has worked in the counseling profession for 9 years. She earned a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Certificate in Family and Relationship Counseling from Rollins College and is a national Approved Clinical Supervisor and Florida state qualified supervisor for interns in mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy. She currently serves as the Clinical Director for The Meaningful Life Center, overseeing their evidence based complex trauma program. In
addition to her clinical experience, Stefanie is a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision at Capella University and supporting professor in the Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Rollins College. Stefanie is passionate about multicultural and social justice issues in the counseling field and focuses her research and presentations on improving multicultural awareness and professional competency. Stefanie serves her professional community as the current president-elect for Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida.


  • BDSM 101 for Therapists Certificate of Attendance (pdf) - No CEU Needed Version (Attendance only)
    *Please complete CEU Quiz if you would like a certificate that shows you have earned a CEU for attending. Your certificate will be emailed to you once your CEU's have been submitted to CE Broker.



Please be sure to complete the following quiz. Once the quiz is complete, allow our team up 60 days to process your CEU credits. You will receive your CEU Certificate once your CE's have been submitted to CE Broker.

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