Dr. Sheila Addison, president of AFTNC, will give a talk called “Beyond the Dyad: Couple and Family Therapy with Consensually Non-Monogamous Relationships.” Dr. Addison presented a version of this talk at AAMFT in 2017.
Couple and family therapists are recognizing that intimate partner relationships today come in more forms than the monogamous couples we trained to work with. Consensual non-monogamy (CNM) encompasses a variety of sexual and romantic styles, including polyamory; open relationships; and monogamous triads, quads, and more. In this talk, Dr. Addison will fill you in on what you need to know about CNM relationships and the families they form around themselves to help you with ethical decision-making and clinical effectiveness when working with these clients.
Raised by a feminist single mother in the Midwest, Dr. Sheila Addison, LMFT was taught early on that women deserve equal opportunities. In her training as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Sheila expanded her perspective on social justice to include intersections of gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, weight, and more. She earned her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University where she developed and co-taught one of the first academic courses covering LGBT issues in family therapy. Currently, she heads Margin to Center Consulting which encompasses her private practice and supervision; cultural competency trainings for mental health professionals; and providing diversity and inclusion resources, including the Ally Skills Workshop, to corporate, academic, and community clients. She resides in Oakland, California where her private practice, focused on couples and relationships, is also located. In 2018 she was named “Best Psychotherapist in the East Bay” by the East Bay Express.
LOCATION: Sports Basement, Community Room, 2727 Miliva, Berkeley CA
DATE: Sunday, November 11th
TIME: 12PM – 3:00PM
WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES :
After this workshop, you will be able to
This workshop is free for AFTNC members, with a suggested $5-10 donation for non-members, and is intended for mental health professionals, pre-licensed associates, and students in mental health graduate training programs.
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3 CEUs : Free for AFTNC members. Non-members can get 3 CEUs for $30.
Continuing Education is provided by Bay Area Family Therapy Training Associates (BAFTTA) through the California Psychological Association.