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By: Robert Odell, LISCW

The Kink Health Survey

It’s an honor (and a true professional learning experience) serving on the development team for the International Kink Health Survey (IHKS), to be released later this year. The sponsoring organization, TASHRA (The Alternative Sexuality Health Research Alliance) produced the first KHS (which was national in scope) in 2016. Superb colleagues

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A possible solution to the cost of therapy?

During these extraordinary and painfully grievous times, the public’s need for quality psychotherapy services is at a high point. However, with the extreme economic pressures so many are facing, the cost of these services could easily be a barrier. “Mental health system” response It’s certainly true that local mental health

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A viral incident

It may be helpful to look at the SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of those who professionally assist people with psychological adjustment soon after they experience traumatic and other loss experiences. This mental health intervention is psychological first aid, but don’t think of it as a ‘band-aid’. Psychological

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Eroticism & sex in a time of…

What happens to eroticism and sex in a time of pandemic? Personally experiencing this vulnerability, in which health and life are at stake, doesn’t seem conducive to making love. The higher level of social, personal (indeed, existential) anxiety might temporarily but effectively suffocate the always delicate erotic spirit. A change

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A Critical Incident

For the past 21 years, I have psychologically and emotionally supported resilience in people and organizations that endured traumatic and tragic losses to health or life. You can read more about my practice in this area here and here. The pandemic test The COVID-19 pandemic tests our ability to survive

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