School of Professional Psychology

Continuing Education Program

Clinical Practice with Consensually Non-monogamous Clients: Integrating Emerging Research with Cultural Humility Workshop
Friday, August 14, 2020
12:30–4:30 p.m.
WebEx - Please join on time as attendance will be taken. 

  • CE Credit: Four hours in ethics/cultural competency
  • Workshop Fee: General registration: $75; SOPP faculty, current supervisors, alumni, and students/interns: $50

SOPP associate professor, Michelle Vaughan, Ph.D., discusses how evidence suggests that consensually non-monogamous (CNM) individuals (e.g., people engaging in polyamory, swinging, or other open relationships) are highly stigmatized and often report harmful and stigmatizing experience in therapy, while few psychologists receive training on CNM individuals or their relationships. This training utilizes the framework of cultural humility to address common myths and stereotypes about CNM people and their relationships and provides key recommendations and considerations in providing CNM-inclusive and affirming therapy services.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define and differentiate between polyamory, swinging, and open relationships.
  2. Identify at least two findings of research on consensually non-monogamous relationships.
  3. Identify at least two unique needs or experiences of consensually non-monogamous individuals relevant to therapy.

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