BDSM 101 For Therapists (*On-Demand webinar available*)

  • Friday, October 16, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 9:01 AM


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

"BDSM 101 For Therapist"

By Stefanie Meyer-Goodwin, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, CCMHC

October 16, 2020

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 Masters 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. 


  • On the day of the event, we will send you a link with the video for you to watch your on-demand webinar video - ENJOY!

  • Those who registered as Non-Member (CEU) and Members will receive a second email with the link for the CEU survey. 

  • You will have until the end of the month to watch the video and complete the CEU survey for total of 1 CEU credit with the links that were sent via the previously mentioned emails (video and survey).


Members will have access to the on-demand webinar through the membership portal at under the "On-Demand Webinar" page. You can access this webinar, and receive 1 CEU, at anytime throughout the year! Just remember - of course, you can only complete each webinar for CEU credit once.


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