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Cultural Humility in Serving Consensually Non-Monogamous Clients WEBINAR

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Price: $90.00
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Credits: 3 CE - Ethics  (after successful completion of webinar quiz)

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CE Credits: 3.0 - Ethics (after successful completion of webinar quiz)

Learning Level: Intermediate

Speaker: Michelle Vaughan, PhD

OPA Member: $60 | Non-Member: $90 | OPA Student Member: $50 (no CE)

Program Description:

Despite increasing attention to the unique needs of sexual and gender diverse populations in therapy, evidence suggests that psychologists lack training and fundamental knowledge about diverse relationship styles. As such, psychologists and psychologists-in-training are at risk of stigmatizing those engaged in consensual non-monogamous (CNM) relationships. This workshop will address common myths and assumptions, highlight unique experiences and potential strengths of those who are polyamorous, swingers, or open relationships from a framework of cultural humililty. Current research and clinical recommendations will be emphasized, including LGBTQ+ representation and clients’ views of best and worst practices in therapy. 

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to...

  • Identify myths related to consensual non-monogamies,
  • Describe uniqueexperiences/challenges related to CNM relevant to therapy, and 
  • Discuss how to incorporate recommendations and research on CNM-affirming practice.


About the Speaker:

Dr. Michelle Vaughan is an Associate Professor in the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University, and a licensed psychologist with a private practice devoted to serving populations who are diverse in their sexualities, genders, and relationship styles. She trains clinical psychology students in interviewing, cultural humility/diversity, and LGBTQ+ affirming therapies and serves as the Executive Director of PolyColumbus (Ohio's largest non-profit organization for consensually non-monogamous people) and Co-chairs projects for the Task Force on Consensual Non-monogamy within APA's Division 44 (Sexual orientation and gender diversity). Her scholarship and publications focus on stress and stigma, positive psychology, LGBTQ issues, and consensual non-monogamies.


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The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board to offer continuing education to counselors and social workers. The approval number is RCS070608 and RTX071703.