Ryan Witherspoon, a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Student at the California School of Professional Psychology, is conducting research on polyamorous relationships. Please consider participating.
Participate in a survey about polyamorous relationships!
If you are in a polyamorous or other type of consensually non-monogamous, where all parties involved understand and agree that complete monogamy is not required, then you know how important it is that people understand what these relationships are and how they work.
My name is Ryan Witherspoon and I am a clinical psychology Ph.D. student at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. I am conducting a dissertation research project investigating these kinds of relationships. Specifically, I’m looking at hidden sources of strength and resilience against challenges that polyamory and other types of consensual non-monogamy may feature.
Are you a US resident, over 18, and currently in one or more polyamorous or consensually non-monogamous relationship(s)? Do you want to help contribute to scientific understanding of these important lifestyles and practices? Please click the link below to participate in this ground-breaking study!
All responses are anonymous and completely confidential. The survey will only take about 20 minutes to complete, but your contribution to expanding knowledge and tolerance of these modern relationships will be priceless!
Access the brief survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNMstudy
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns!
Ryan G. Witherspoon, MA
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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!
J, T & A
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