181018 – A Day in a Queer Life: LGBTQ+ and Mental Health


PSYNT psychologists Mariya and Marie-Diane gave a talk on their work as LGBTQ+ psychologists.
The talk, titled “A Day in a Queer Life: LGBTQ+ and Mental Health”, was hosted by Leiden University Pride, and touched on the topics of mental health issues in the LGBTQ+ community, minority stress, and representation.
Marie-Diane and Mariya talk about their experience working as LGBTQ+ therapists in a predominantly cis/straight-dominated field.
They also discussed the ways in which sexual and gender minorities can safeguard themselves against minority stress and ensure better mental health outcomes across the board.

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Tips for professionals talking to clients who are into BDSM

The professional initiative is yours

Patients are unlikely to disclose their kinky- or BDSM-life until they know it’s safe to talk to you about this. So it is important to take the professional initiative yourself to talk about sex, kink or BDSM when you think it is professionally appropriate.

Studies report that the population that is -or has been in the past- involved in BDSM-activities ranges from 5 to 25% of the population (Jay Wiseman, SM 101: A Realistic Introduction, Greenery Press, 1996 – Richters et al, Sex in Australia: Autoerotic, esoteric and other sexual practices engaged in by a representative sample of adults. Australian and New Zealand journal of public health. 2003), with even higher percentages reporting fantasies or an interest in these activities.
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17 mar ’16 – Search for kinksters willing to be interviewed about: Consent

Announcement: Academic search for Consent

Academic (re)search

My name is Amanda Ferrandino, a sociology graduate student at University of Amsterdam. I am conducting a study on kink practioners and their experiences with consent. I’m looking for anyone who would be interested in sharing some sexual stories on desire and boundaries. The interviews will be for about one hour and in English. I am happy to go where you are comfortable (ex. your home or your favorite coffee shop) and you are also welcome to my home if you prefer.
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