Is working with polyamory in therapy out of your comfort zone?
In this 90-minute webinar, originally produced by the Couples Institute, AASECT-certified sex therapist Martha Kauppi will show you how to approach some of the most common challenges people in polyamorous relationships face as well as how to avoid common mistakes therapists make that push their polyam clients away.
- What polyamorous clients are looking for in a therapist
- How to help clients when one partner wants to open up and the other doesn’t (the answer isn’t what you think!)
- How to help your polyamorous clients build a secure connection, and hold steady through challenging negotiations
- How to help your clients recover from ‘polyamory gone amiss’
- Why polyamorous clients can be your best clients ever
- Time-tested strategies for helping clients feel grounded even when their partner is in bed with someone else (it’s possible!)
- A theory on why polyamory makes sense and who can benefit from it
- Who Martha wants to see at the first visit, and why
- ... and much more!
What You’ll Receive:
- A 90 minute recorded presentation on working with polyamorous clients in therapy
- The presentation slides
- Martha's extensive bibliography with resources for learning more
- 1.5 CEUs approved by American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)*
- Free bonus article: Working with jealousy is the #1 skillset you need to be effective with polyamorous clients. That’s why you'll also get a bonus article about how to tackle jealousy, envy, and other uncomfortable emotions. You’ll learn strategies for building self-regulation around jealousy and unravelling the complex layers of narrative that create jealousy in the first place.
At the end of this course, you will have the tools you need to feel confident working with polyamorous clients.
*This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 1.5 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.
What Martha teaches about poly is such important information for all therapists to learn. It is clear that she stands out as a specialist in this area of work. Our profession needs her expertise at a time when there are few trainings to address this issue.
Lori Weisman, MA, LMHC–Bellevue, Washington
Martha is a consummate professional and dynamic teacher and speaker, with an amazing breadth and depth of knowledge about work with sexuality and couples. I am so thrilled she’s offering a workshop for therapists about gaining competency with non-monogamy and poly relationships, because this is such a growing need and it’s so critical that we therapists respond to it from a place of information, awareness and understanding. Martha’s work is really one of a kind and I am so excited to continue to learn from her.
Katherine Waddell, MS, LMFT–Northampton, Massachusetts