Latest Research / Publications

Publications

Ortmann, D. and Sprott, R.A. (2012).  Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities.  New York, NY: Rowman and Littlefield.

Sprott, R. A. & Bienvenu II, R. V. (2007). CARAS: An initiative to link alternative sexuality communities and academic researchers. In D. Langdridge & M. Barker (Eds.), Safe, Sane and Consensual: Contemporary perspectives on sadomasochism. (pp. 243-259). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hoff, G. & CARAS. (2007). CARAS Presents: Therapy with BDSM clients. San Francisco, CA: CARAS.  DVD format.


Alternative Sexualities Conference

Every year, since 2008, CARAS has partnered with a variety of organizations to put on the Alternative Sexualities Conference. Our partners have included the Sexual Orientation and Gender Institute, and the Programs Advancing Sexual Diversity of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

September 28, 2013    -    San Francisco
May 24, 2012         -    Chicago
August 3, 2011    -    Washington, DC
September 23, 2010    -    San Francisco
May 21, 2009        -    Chicago
May 22, 2008        -    Chicago


Presentations

2013

Community Presentations

More than Mad Scientists: Community-Based Research on BDSM
Presented at the Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend (CLAW), April 25-28, 2013

Academic/Professional Presentations

Fifty Shades of Grey in Therapy: Working with BDSM/Kink Sexualities and Communities
Presented at the American Psychological Association convention, July 31, 2013
Continuing Education Workshop, presented with Keely Kolmes, Psy.D., and Ryan Witherspoon.


2012

Community Presentations

The CENA Project: BDSM Educational Needs Assessment
Presented at the Leather Leadership Conference XVI, April 13-15, 2012, Nashville, TN

What Sexual Science Do We Need?
Presented at the Leather Leadership Conference XVI, April 13-15, 2012, Nashville, TN

Community Outreach: Law and Mental Health Professions
Presented at the Leather Leadership Conference XVI, April 13-15, 2012, Nashville, TN


Academic/Professional Presentations

Polyamory, An Emerging Presenting Issue/Relationship Orientation: What do I need to know from researchers and a clinical specialist to improve care?  
Presentation at the American Psychiatric Association, May 5-9, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
Panel organized by Bill Slaughter, MD and included CARAS and Elisabeth Sheff, PhD