Dan is currently an intern with the International Professional Surrogates Association having completed his training in June of 2013. Dan brings to this work his extensive knowledge of the art of tantra plus a variety of other modalities of sexual healing. He is the founder of Beyond the Bedroom which serves as a platform providing education on relationship, intimacy and sexuality to the general public.
Why Work with Dan as your Surrogate Partner
Clients enjoy working with Dan based on his extensive study of sexuality, female anatomy, and the nuances of creating deep relationship. He understands the principles of pleasure, sensuality and creating intimacy. Dan works with each client to create a safe container where she can blossom to her full feminine potential with trust, guidance and compassion.
Working with Dan can empower you to design the right relationships to meet your needs. You will learn skills that will support your future intimate relationships.
While Dan embodies the masculine he is also very caring and nurturing. Dan knows how to balance the masculine and the feminine and uses both energies with wisdom, grace and strength.
When he isn’t working as a surrogate partner, Dan holds a position with the National Ski Patrol as a volunteer supervising the ski and toboggan programs within the Rocky Mountain Division. On most snowy weekends, you can find him patroling the slopes of Winter Park Resort in Colorado. During the summer months Dan spends his time enjoying the outdoors with his wife Elizabeth and dog Copper.
Dan’s Ethics Statement:
When acting as a surrogate, I shall adhere to the following ethical standards:
- The designation “surrogate partner” shall apply only in a therapeutic situation comprised of client, surrogate, and supervising therapist. I may be designated to act primarily as either a substitute partner or a co-therapist depending upon the agreement between the surrogate and the therapist.
- I am responsible for fostering effective communication with the supervising therapist and the client.
- My primary responsibility is to the therapeutic situation of which I, the client, and the supervising therapist(s) are integral parts. Within this situation, the chief focus and primary ethical responsibility is for the client’s welfare.
- The objectives and parameters of the therapeutic relationship shall be discussed with the client by the supervising therapist and me so that the client may make informed decisions.
- My relationship with the client is temporary; always within the context of the therapeutic situation and in association with the supervision of the therapist.
- I shall recognize the boundaries and limitations of my competence. I will not attempt to use methods outside the range of my training and experience. If I think that the client will benefit from such methods, I will communicate this to the supervising therapist.
- Any professional degrees, certificates, licenses, or accreditations, which apply to other than surrogate work, the function of “surrogate partner” shall be primary while I am working as a surrogate. However, if there is agreement between me and the supervising therapist that other methods and techniques, within my competence, are appropriate for the welfare of the client, I may use these additional skills.
- If a supervising therapist is not available and a situation arises which would normally require consultation with the therapist, I am responsible for taking appropriate action for the welfare of the client.
- My responsibility for the welfare of the client continues until it is terminated by mutual agreement among client, myself, and therapist; or the client voluntarily terminates the therapy.
- The identity of a client, and all information received from or about him or her in the therapeutic situation shall not be communicated outside the therapeutic triangle without the client’s expressed permission, except under the following conditions. Information about the client may be disclosed outside the therapeutic triad only:
- when there is a clear and imminent danger to individuals or society, and then only to appropriate professional colleagues or public authorities;
- for the purpose of professional consultation with appropriate professional colleagues, if the identities of individuals are disguised to protect confidentiality.
- for presentation of information to professional or lay groups, if the identities of individuals are disguised to protect confidentiality.
- I shall be responsible for adequate precautionary measures against the transmission of communicable diseases and infections. It is my responsibility to determine that the client has taken similar precautions.
- It is my responsibility to ensure protection against conception.
- I shall recognize that effectiveness in the therapeutic situation depends, in part, upon me maintaining independent, personally fulfilling social and sexual relationships.
- In order to maintain optimum professionalism, I am responsible for:
- obtaining relevant continuing education;
- seeking prompt and effective help when personal problems arise;
- receiving adequate supervision for each case.
- If I impart information either publicly or privately about surrogate work or the organization shall indicate clearly whether the statements represent official IPSA policy or are personal opinions.
- I shall be aware that I may be regarded as representative of all surrogates and of IPSA even at times when I am not acting in these capacities. Therefore, my personal conduct should be such as to uphold the professional reputation of surrogates and of IPSA.
- Announcements of my services to the therapeutic community shall be limited to a simple statement of name, training, credentials and experience, address, phone number, a brief statement of methods used and times available. Current and former supervising therapists shall be identified only with their explicit permission.
Adapted from Code of Ethics statement produced by IPSA.