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Dr. Eli Sheff Gives AASECT Training May 20 in Atlanta

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Poly Relationship Training 05/20/2017

Therapeutic Issues for Clients in

Polyamorous/Consensually Non-Monogamous Relationships

Date/Time:  Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 09:30 am.
Cost: $120.00 (lunch on your own)
Location: 1640 Powers Ferry Rd, Bldg 27, Ste 200, Marietta, GA 30067
6 CE’s by AASECT & LPCA-GA
Please Dr. Elisabeth Sheff and Angelique Burke, LPC, for an educational extravaganza providing therapists and counselors with six CEUs certified by both AASECT and LPCA-GA.

 

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce mental health practitioners to polyamory and the therapeutic issues they can face when serving clients in polyamorous relationships. It begins with defining Consensual Non-Monogamy (CNM) and contrasting it with cheating/adultery. Then it explores the primary types of Consensual Non-Monogamy practiced in the United States: Open Relationships, Polygamy, Swinging, Polyamory, Monogamish Relationships, and Relationship Anarchy.

This workshop looks at therapeutic issues facing people in CNM relationships, both internal to and external of the relationship. Internal issues vary by person, and often include dealing with jealousy, conflict, and boundary negotiation. Issues that are external to the relationship often include facing stigma, coming out to families of origin, and therapist bias.

In the workshop we will also identify at least three expressions of therapist bias and a discussion of the ethical issues inherent in combatting therapist bias. Practitioners will also obtain tools to recognize and address their biases, and/or provide appropriate referrals.

There will be exploration of the advantages and disadvantages associated with poly families and relationships, which will utilize research from a 20-year study to include an explanation of the ways in which these families affect children.

Register at www.SexTherapistNat.com

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Satisfied Relationship Coaching Clients

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This trio I coached earlier this week sent such a sweet note afterwards, I got their permission to post it: 

Dear Dr. Eli,

Thanks so much for the chatting with us today. We took so much away from the conversation & feel much more confident about talking with the kids. It’s nice to know we have someone to turn to if & when we have questions or need some advice in the future. Up until today we’ve been a little bit of blind wanderers. So thank you! We can tell you are educated yet real… it was a refreshing combo. If we run into custody issues I will keep you posted. We never imagined ourselves in this lifestyle, but here we are.
Thanks for all you do!
Cheers,
J, T & A
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8 Minutes with Dr. Eli on Empire Radio Show on Coaching

images.jpgIn a new interview with Empire Broadcasting Group’s radio show, the host asks about my coaching practice. We talk about both academic and relationship coaching. https://empireradionow.com/elisabeth-sheff-3-22-17-consultant/

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Dr. Eli Sheff to Speak at Conference in Spain June 16 – 18

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In my first international keynote address, I will be speaking at Foro Poliamor, a polyamory convention that will take place in the countryside of Catalonia, Spain. For more information see http://foropoliamor.org/es/ponentes/

 

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Dr. Eli Sheff on Anya Manes interview series Talking to Kids About Sex

Anya Manes hosts a webseries designed to help parents talk to their children about sex. For her 2017 series, Manes interviews Dr. Eli Sheff.

http://talktokidsaboutsexseries.com/elisabethsheff

 

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Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit Still Accepting Proposals

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Do you have something to say about the intersection of sexual freedom and social justice? If so, then please consider submitting a proposal for a panel or workshop at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit scheduled for Washington DC August 3 – 6, 2017. Proposals are due by Monday February 6. For more information click here

 

http://eepurl.com/cx6Jsv

 

 

 

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Aging in Polyamorous Families: New Post on Psychology Today

 

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The first in a two part series, my newest post on Psychology Today explores aging in polyamorous families.  You can find it at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201701/aging-in-polyamorous-families

 

 

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