I am thrilled to announce that the first book in the series that I (Dr. Eli Sheff) am co-editing with Dr. Richard Sprott has come out! Those of you interested in a fascinating discussion of how relationships have been evolving and what could happen next simply must read Dr. Jorge Ferrer's new book Love and... Continue Reading →
We are still accepting submissions for this books series on diverse gender, sexuality, and relationships!
Call for Book Proposals
Diverse Sexualities, Genders, and Relationships Series
In collaboration with the publishers Rowman and Littlefield, Drs. Richard Sprott and Elisabeth Sheff invite you to submit book proposals for the Diverse Sexualities, Genders and Relationships Series. We seek books based on evidence-based approaches to understanding and serving diverse individuals, couples and families; cutting edge reports of the latest empirical research on these topics; and current reports on trends in cultural and societal developments on the status and place of diverse sexualities, genders and relationships especially as they intersect with institutions such as education, law, healthcare, religion, and public policy. Books should include an awareness of the intersections of race, culture, social class, (dis)ability, and other factors that shape the social locations and life courses of sexual, gender and relationship minorities.
This series aims to provide sound and critical resources for the continuing education of professionals in counseling, marriage…
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Image: Color photograph of two people (one appears Black male and other appears white female) seated on the floor, bound back to back with rope, and a third person (appears white female) crouched before the bound male-appearing person and flogging him with a leather flogger. My new blog on Psychology Today is the first in... Continue Reading →
Image: Black and white photo of shadowed nude body appears female This blog comes from Pearl Arouser -- check it out! Phone sex has been around for several decades, and yet culturally, we still consider aspects of it as taboo. Strangely, people continue to stigmatize a safe, healthy way to express sexuality, but that’s the... Continue Reading →
Image: Color photo of three people who appear female, wearing backpacks and standing together outside on grassy hill with arms around each other. My colleague Dr. Justin Mogilski has collected a team of experts (including me, Dr. Eli) to study how people in polyamorous and other consensually nonmonogamous relationship mantain their multiple-partner relationships. So far... Continue Reading →
The Secure Poly Immersion, a 3-hour workshop with Jessica Fern, author of Polysecure, and Derek Hart, America’s Relationship Rebuilder, along with Lea Aella, creator of the Secure Poly Toolkit Learn more at:www.LeveledUpLove.com/WORKSHOP
Image: Loving Without Boundaries Logo The amazing and wonderful Kitty Chambliss recently interviewed me for her podcast Loving Without Boundaries. I have been on her show before, so this time (episode 164) we talked about my new book on children in polyamorous families and the Bonding Project. https://lovingwithoutboundaries.com/2021/04/29/podcast-interview-elisabeth-sheff-polyamory-researcher-educator-and-coach/
Image: Romper logo Margaret Wheeler Johnson from Romper recently interviewed me for an article about motherhood and polyamorous family life. You can find that article here Happy belated Mother's Day to all you mamas, othermothers, and caring adults out there! https://www.romper.com/life/nonmonogamous-moms-polyamory-open-relationships-motherhood
Image: abstract figure seated at desk with computer with text bubble The Multi-partner Relationship Maintenance Study is seeking participants! An international team led by Dr. Justin Mogilski (and including me, Dr. Eli) is conducting research on how people sustain their multiple-partner relationships. If you are currently in one (or more) romantic and/or sexual relationship(s), please... Continue Reading →
Image: Two people in a car, holding hands In my newest blog on Psychology Today I explore the Open Photo Project, a photo collection from Erika Kapin. Check it out at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/202104/scenes-mundane-polyamorous-life.