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Fri, Mar 22



Introduction to Polyamory & Consensual Non-monogamy 101

Cultural considerations for engaging clients and offering clinical interventions

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Introduction to Polyamory & Consensual Non-monogamy 101
Introduction to Polyamory & Consensual Non-monogamy 101

Time & Location

Mar 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Rochester, 2300 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610, USA


About the event

Consensual Non-monogamy is gaining popularity within the past 10 years. Publications of The Ethical Slut (Easton & Liszt, 1997, 2009 and 2017) and Polysecure (Fern, 2020), podcasters and influentiers have helped offer support around communication norms, safety practices, and forming secure attachment despite jealousy. Yet, mental health professionals and therapists receive very little (if any) training regarding the interpersonal needs, cultural stigma and systemic barriers polyamorous people face.

Asha Gozzelin, LMSW is offering this 2.5 CEU Polyamory 101 Training as a person with lived experience of consensual nonmonogamy for 10+ years, a poly-affirming therapist and Tree of Hope Counseling affiliate. This training will offer clinicians foundational knowledge in language and cultural considerations for working with polyamorous individuals and families. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions, explore cultural norms and affirming frameworks, and receive a resource list for further learning. 

Learning Objectives 

  1. Define consensual non-monogamy (CNM) and describe at least three common ways CNM relationships are practiced.
  2. Differentiate between hierarchical and nonhierarchical types of polyamorous relationships
  3. Identify three common dilemmas or challenges inherent in monogamous and CNM relationships.
  4. Describe at least 2 ways minority stress affects polyamorous clients.

CEUs: Tree of Hope Counseling, LCSW, PLLC, is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0322. *For LMHCs, Tree of Hope has partnered with 716CEU and this training has been approved for CEUs by the LMHC board.

Location: Tree of Hope, multi-purpose room at 2300 East Ave Rochester, NY 14610. (no digital attendence for this training, reach out to receive updates on future training opportunities). Limited to 10 attendees. 

Fee: Equity pricing available. Each person is invited to self-assess their access to financial resources and choose the payment rate that is most easeful for them. Learn more about equitable pay scales and suggestions for how to determine which rate You might choose, check out "Embracing an Equitable Sliding Scale" by Britt Hawthrone. 

Registration available until 5:00pm on 3/8/2024

Please reach out if you have any questions!

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  • Equitable Rate

    When people choose this rate, they are choosing to redistribute wealth to community, and help ensure we can continue to offer services to others for below cost. The equitable rate is above the cost of providing the service for folks who have access to greater financial resources. This helps ensure financial accessibility for all folks on a path toward radical self-acceptance through self-knowledge.

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    When people choose this rate, they are paying the "regular rate" for the service. The sustainable rate covers the cost of providing the service in a way that is sustainable for us as providers (people with varied privileges and access/care needs), and as a practice (a business that prioritizes the intentional and ethical building of community wellness over the building of individual wealth).

    +$2.50 service fee
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    When people choose this rate, they are engaging with a system of mutual aid and accessing community wealth. The accessible rate is below the cost of providing the service, for people with less access to financial resources. We believe that access to self-knowledge and affirming spaces is a human right, and should not be restricted by access to financial resources.

    +$1.25 service fee
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