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CE Workshop: Understanding Polyamory & Non-Monogamy in a Context of Sexual & Relational Diversities
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This program will attempts to share some of the collected findings regarding polyamory and non-monogamy, including a review of how these terms and types of relationships are often understood by their participants. Program participants will also take part in group discussions focused on relational identity as an aspect of client diversity and how our own values interact with this in the therapy room.

7/25/2014
When: 7/25/2014
1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Phillip Rush Center
1530 Dekalb Avenue NE
Suite A
Atlanta, Georgia  30307
United States
Presenter: Rachel Anne Kieran, PsyD
Contact: Amy Dietrich, Director of Continuing Education and Communications
404-634-6272


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“Polyamory” has increasingly become an umbrella term used to describe relationships including intimacy (sexual and otherwise) outside of on primary relationship. Terms used to identity such relationships are as numerous as the individuals who endorse them, continue to evolve within cultures, and are often dependent upon the particular configuration of the couple, triad, or family at a given moment. It becomes clear that “polyamory” has multiple possible meanings, and that understanding what this identifier means in the context of the individual clients is essential to working with such individuals. A multitude of misunderstandings and pathologizing assumptions continue to exist regarding polyamory and other styles of non-monogamy. As responsible clinicians, we must challenge ourselves to confront our own values and stereotypes around sexual and relational diversity, becoming increasingly aware of the judgments we bring into the room.

This program will attempts to share some of the collected findings regarding polyamory and non-monogamy, including a review of how these terms and types of relationships are often understood by their participants. Program participants will also take part in group discussions focused on relational identity as an aspect of client diversity and how our own values interact with this in the therapy room.

CE Hours: 3 (Diversity)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and describe multiple styles of non-monogamy – polyamory, open marriage, polyfidelity, responsible non-monogamy, triads, etc.
  2. Engage participants in experiential dialogues regarding personal values around relationships and how they may experience these in the room with a non-monogamous client.
  3. Identify polyamories as one of a client’s multiple identities, in the spectrum of sexual and relational identities.
About the Presenter:

Dr. Rachel Kieran is a licensed psychologist in private practice in the Atlanta area providing individual and couples counseling/psychotherapy as well as assessment services. Licensed in the state of Georgia, Dr. Kieran has been providing therapy services for over ten years and has been in private practice for six. Dr. Kieran’s practice is open and accepting to all, and has a particular emphasis on the importance of multiple identities in the lives of clients. This includes relational and gender diversity including affectional identify orientation, queer theory, BDSM, kink, transgender issues, polyamory, and other non-monogamies. For more information on her practice, visit her website at www.rkieranpsyd.com.

In addition to clinical work in private practice, Dr. Kieran is a part-time faculty member at Agnes Scott College and Kennesaw State University. A current member of the Georgia Psychological Association’s Board of Directors, she has been actively involved in GPA’s Council on Gender and Sexual Diversity and Continuing Education committee for the past three years. Dr. Kieran has presented at local and national conferences on topics related to sexual, gender, and relational diversity. She also provides consultation services to local universities regarding issues of sexual and gender diversity.



Registration Costs

Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before July 11, 2014 to receive this rate.)
  • $70: GPA Members
  • $20: Student GPA Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
  • $130: Non-members
Registration (After July 11, 2014)
  • $80: GPA Members
  • $30: Student Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
  • $140: Non-members
Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate. Pre-registration closes at 4:00pm on Wednesday, July 23.

Cancellation Policy:
Registrants must cancel within five (5) business days through Amy Dietrich only via email or phone (contacting other staff members/leadership does not guarantee your cancellation.) Email confirmations will be sent to callers who cancel via the phone. No faxes or mail cancellations will be accepted.
Cancellation Fee: $35

The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.