Kliniske guidelines for terapi med klienter der praktiserer kink
I 2019 udkom den længe ventede internationale guideline til kink-venlige, sexpositive terapeuter.
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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Working with People with Kink Interests
Guideline 1: Clinicians understand that kink is used as an umbrella term for a wide range of consensual erotic or intimate behaviors, fantasies, relationships, and identities.
Guideline 2: Clinicians will be aware of their professional competence and scope of practice when working with clients who are exploring kink or who are kink-identified, and will consult, obtain supervision, and/or refer as appropriate to best serve their clients.
Guideline 3: Clinicians understand that kink fantasies, interests, behaviors, relationships and/or identities, by themselves, do not indicate the presence of psychopathology, a mental disorder or the inability of individuals to control their behavior.
Guideline 4: Clinicians understand that kink is not necessarily a response to trauma, including abuse.
Guideline 5: Clinicians recognize that kink intersects with other identities in ways that may shape how kink is expressed and experienced.
Guideline 6: Clinicians understand that kink may sometimes facilitate the exploration and expression of a range of gender, relationship, and sexuality interests and identities.
Guideline 7: Clinicians recognize how stigma, discrimination, and violence directed at people involved in kink can affect their health and well-being.
Guideline 8: Clinicians understand the centrality of consent and how it is managed in kink interactions and power-exchange relationships.
Guideline 9: Clinicians understand that kink experiences can lead to healing, personal growth, and empowerment.
Guideline 10: Clinicians consider how generational differences can influence kink behaviors and identities.
Guideline 11: Clinicians understand that kink interests may be recognized at any age.
Guideline 12: Clinicians understand that there is a wide variety of family structures among kink-identified individuals.
Guideline 13: Clinicians do not assume that kink involvement has a negative effect on parenting.
Guideline 14: Clinicians do not assume that any concern arising in therapy is caused by kink.
Guideline 15: Clinicians understand that reparative or conversion therapies are unethical. Similarly, clinicians avoid attempts to eradicate consensual kink behaviors and identities.
Guideline 16: Clinicians understand that distress about kink may reflect internalized stigma, oppression, and negativity rather than evidence of a disorder.
Guideline 17: Clinicians should evaluate their own biases, values, attitudes, and feelings about kink and address how those can affect their interactions with clients on an ongoing basis.
Guideline 18: Clinicians understand that societal stereotypes about kink may affect the client's presentation in treatment and the process of therapy.
Guideline 19: Clinicians understand that intimate partner violence / domestic violence (IPV/DV) can co-exist with kink activities or relationships. Clinicians should ensure their assessments for IPV/DV are kink-informed.
Guideline 20: Clinicians strive to remain informed about the current scientific literature about kink and avoid misuse or misrepresentation of findings and methods.
Guideline 21: Clinicians support the development of professional education and training on kink-related issues.
Guideline 22: Clinicians make reasonable efforts to familiarize themselves with health, educational, and community resources relevant to clients who are exploring kink or who have a kink identity.
Guideline 23: Clinicians support social change to reduce stigma regarding kink.
KINK CLINICAL GUIDELINES DEC. 2019