Therapy/Counseling Resources

Here is a partial bibliography on different resources for providing therapy and counseling services to members of the alternative sexualities communities and people with creative relationship/family structures:

 Abby Girard & Allison Brownlee (2015): Assessment guidelines and clinical implications for therapists working with couples in sexually open marriages. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, DOI: 10.1080/14681994.2015.1028352

Bezreh, T., Weinberg, T. S., & Edgar, T. (2012). BDSM disclosure and stigma management: Identifying opportunities for sex education. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 7(1), 37-61.

Easton, D. (2007). Shadowplay: S/M Journeys to Our Selves. In D. Langdridge & M. Barker (Eds.), Safe, Sane and Consensual: Contemporary Perspectives on Sadomasochism. (pp. 217-228). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hoff, G. & Sprott, R. (2009). Therapy Experiences of Clients with BDSM Sexualities: Listening to a Stigmatized Sexuality. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 12.

Kolmes, K., & Weitzman, G. (2010). A guide to choosing a kinkaware therapist. the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.

Kolmes, K., Stock, W., Moser, C. (2003). Investigating bias in psychotherapy with BDSM clients. Journal of Homosexuality, 50 (3/4).

Langdridge, D. & Barker, M. (2007). Safe, Sane and Consensual: Contemporary perspectives on sadomasochism. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Moser, C. & Kleinplatz, P. J. (Eds.). (2006). Sadomasochism: Powerful Pleasures. New York: Harrington Park Press.

Nichols, M. (2006). Psychotherapeutic issues with "kinky" clients: Clinical problems, yours and theirs. In P. J. Kleinplatz & C. Moser (Eds.), Sadomasochism: Powerful Pleasures. (pp. 281-300). New York City: Harrington Park Press.

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