Alternative Sexuality

March 22, 2019 Friday from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)
Lafayette Library – Arts & Science Room 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. CA

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About Alternative Sexuality

Alternative Sexuality: Polishing the Therapeutic Lens

Training Description: This workshop provides a context for working therapeutically with alternative sexuality clients. It facilitates understanding, acceptance, awareness and accuracy in treatment approach. There will be a screening of the trainer's award winning documentary film “Vice & Consent,” in which key figures of the BDSM community share their intimate insights and experiences. Vice & Consent won Best Documentary Feature award and was an official selection of San Francisco LGBTQ Film Festival.

This Presentation was selected for the CAMFT 2016 State Conference. Please join us to gain insight into the BDSM & Polyamory Communities and disarm sexual triggers & counter transference. 

Learning Objectives:
  1. Normalize alternative sexuality behaviorally for therapists (hearing without flinching)
  2. Conceptualize a “cultural lens” for use in formulating treatment plans
  3. Define a framework within which therapists may assess their sexual triggers and counter transference   
About the Presenter: Howard Scott Warshaw, LMFT is The Silicon Valley Therapist.  His experiences as a high-tech developer, motivational speaker, MoMA artist, award winning documentary filmmaker, writer & educator all contribute to Howard’s engaging presentation style. For more information about Howard Scott Warshaw, please visit

Space is limited, advanced registration is required. Have questions? Please contact Nes Pinar at (925) 405-6040 or send an email to

Refunds for cancellation with 72-hour notice.

* 3 CE credits will be provided to participants.
 BAPTI is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. BAPTI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  CPA Provider # BAY 012. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs.

To receive a CE credit you MUST sign and include your license number on both the Sign-In and Sign-Out Sheet. Participants must attend entire training to receive CE Credits. No partial credit will be provided.
All proceeds from this event will benefit BAPTI Intern program. To make referrals or to l
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Lafayette Library – Arts & Science Room

Lafayette Library – Arts & Science Room 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafeyette CA USA 94549

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Bay Area Psychotherapy Training Institute

We at are a non-profit, public benefit corporation founded over 20 years ago to provide high quality therapy services to clients in local communities including Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Canyon, Concord and Walnut Creek.  BAPTI offers internships to qualified applicants who possess a master's degree or doctorate in Counseling Psychology or other appropriate major from an accredited university program.  BAPTI utilizes a private practice model that provides training and support for interns and guides them in developing, marketing and managing their own practices. BAPTI also offers a school-based program that supports interns in creating new alliances with schools and other agencies for specialized experiences. ​ We also support a group of independent licensed practice clinicians who realize the importance of establishing a professional community whose purpose is to support one another through continuing education, formal and informal consultations, and the sharing of our experiences in a variety of settings. We hold firmly that the private practice of therapy should not be an isolating experience and that clinical work is enhanced by frequent peer interactions.

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