More than two: working with relationship diversity including ethical non-monogamy and polyamory
Suite 7, Abercromby Business Centre
Abercromby Street, Bridgeton
To provide participants with an understanding of diverse relationship structures that lay out with our traditional understanding of monogamy, and to explore personal biases about relationship approaches that we as counsellors bring into out therapy rooms.
Relationship is at the heart of what we do as counsellors and it’s vital that we are able to work with clients whose approach to romantic and/or sexual relationships falls out with the traditional monogamous/pair-bonded marriage or partnership. Many people who practice ethical non-monogamy experience significant prejudice, discrimination and moral judgements about their life choices, and these experiences can be a barrier to them engaging in counselling in the first place. Counsellors should be both aware of ethical non-monogamy and polyamory as a practice and prepared to work with them in the therapy room.
What will be covered:
- An overview of differing types of ethical non-monogamy and polyamory.
- Closer look at the differences between ethical non-monogamy and polyamory.
- Intersectionality: minority characteristics that are often related.
- Vignettes of client work: discussion and exploration
- Exploring and challenging our own biases.
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About Audrey Smith
Greenwood Events aims to offer affordable workshops to counsellors interested in CPD, anyone interested in self- development or considering a career in counselling. It also aims to offer opportunities to stimulate networking and knowledge sharing among counsellors in Scotland. Visit www.greenwoodevents.co.uk for more information.