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BDSM Therapy

 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 

The Art & Philosophy of Bondage and BDSM Therapy

This certificate is awarded by GCAS College Dublin

The participant must be 18 years old or older to enroll

18+

 
 

Professors

Director, Julie Reshe, PhD

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Julie Reshe, (Russian: Жюли Реше) is a widely known philosopher, public intellectual and a practicing existential psychoanalyst. She completed her PhD in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis under the supervision of Alenka Zupančič at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and studied psychology at the University of Oxford. She currently occupies the position of Associate Professor of Philosophy at GCAS College Dublin where she directs the Institute of Psychoanalysis. Reshe has numerous publications in both internationally renowned books and journals, covering a range of interdisciplinary subjects. Her recent book Introduction to Philosophy: The Plasticity of Everyday Life was a bestseller in Russia and has been shortlisted for the Alexander Piatigorsky Award. She works at the intersection of philosophy, psychoanalysis, existential therapy and neuroscience, and her research topics include care, violence, sexuality, childhood and trauma studies.


Maria Beatty is one of the world most renown erotic noir filmmaker.  Her work is kink-focused with primarily female performers, often shot in black-and-white. Her filmmaking style is high-end and artistic and she cites Andy Warhol, Werner Fassbinder, Irving Klaw and Betty Page as inspirations for her work. “My films delight in the playful relationship between pleasure and pain,” she says on her site, listing a wide variety of fetishes seen in her work. Some of her films have a surreal vibe, some openly play with shocking the audience.

Maria Beatty has produced all of her films independently. She has also appeared as a performer in several of them.

 

Kevin Boileau, PhD

I am a member of the class of 1979 at the Phillips Exeter Academy, in Exeter, New Hampshire, a secondary school that is dedicated to the principles of non sibi. I have education and training (3 doctorates and post-doctoral professional training) at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Florida, the University of New Mexico, San Diego State University, The University of San Diego, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, the Existential Psychoanalytic Institute, and Harvard University’s Program in Mediation & Negotiation. I have taught at the university level for over thirty years in both U.S. and European schools.


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Kevin Boileau
 
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Four modules:

1.Theory and Practice of BDSM Therapy: An Integrative Approach [4 seminars]

2. Queering BDSM through the Art of Maria Beatty [3 seminars]

3. The Painful State of Bliss [3 seminars]

4. Violent Tenderness [4 seminars]

This program offers the unique opportunity to comprehensively review the phenomena of BDSM from an artistic, philosophical and a therapeutic perspectives. 

With support of world-leading theoreticians and artists participants of the program will get a chance to engage with BDSM in an academic and theoretical way.

 

Syllabus