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Approved for 5 NYS & 5 AASECT Total Continuing Education Units!*
Pricing: Session One: $65, Session Two: $90. Discounts available for candidates/students and for those attending both sessions.
The first session of this two-part course will introduce polyamory and explain the basics of how consensual non-monogamy is often practiced. We will introduce vocabulary and theory from current popular reference books that many clients use as a starting point for their relationships. Clients in my practice have encountered troubles that relate to issues of political or societal stigma, and thus we will use newspaper articles and academic references to illustrate what those can be. I will provide a case example of a couple opening up their relationship where one person identifies as monogamous, and the other as polyamorous (mono-poly) to illustrate key issues and techniques for helping them.
Session One is recommended for clinicians who are new to the topic of polyamory and non-monogamy.
In the second session of this course, I will show two techniques I use with clients; one is relationship mapping, or drawing “polycules,” and seeing how dynamics change over time. Making things visual often lowers distress and helps clients untangle complex feelings. The second technique we will tackle is creating visuals about emotion regulation. In polyamory, people generally take more conscious responsibility for their own emotional well-being as compared to. Diagrams remind people of their self-soothing tools and how to ask for what they would like from others. I will provide case examples and I strongly encourage participants to bring cases from their own practices to try these techniques.
Session Two is intended as a follow-up to session one. It is also appropriate for clinicians who have already taken a course on polyamorous/non-monogamous relationship structures or have a strong practice with non-monogamous clients.
About the Presenter:
Kristin Keefe is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She did her graduate work at The City College of New York, and her post-graduate training at the Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality (PCGS), receiving their certification in LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychotherapy. She has a private practice in Greenwich, New York. Two areas of focus are working with clients who identify as Trans* or gender non-conforming, and helping individuals and partners to navigate consensual non-monogamy. As a volunteer she has taught the Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education to 4th graders for the past two years. She is committed to supporting compassionate and open conversation about people’s right to sexual education and expression.
*Please note that if you do not attend both sessions, you will not receive 5 CE units. You will receive 2 units for session one or 3 units for session two.
For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Tobin Berliner at 212-333-3444 ext 109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
**All the above events will be held at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, 1841 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10023 unless otherwise stated.
December 1st, 8th, 15th 2017
3:30pm – 5:30pm
March 10th, 2018
10:00am – 1:00pm
April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Select programs meet the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and are approved for CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification.
*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts.
*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the NYS Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education credit for licensed social workers.
*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors.
*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists.
For more information about the CEU credits please call 212-333-3444.