WORKSHOP: Become a Polyamory Affirmative Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Ethical Non-Monogamy


DATE: Friday, March 24, 2023

TIME: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm, CST

*AASECT and CCPA (3 credits CEs)

COST: Early bird by March 1st - $110

(After March 1st - $157)

Relationship styles are changing;

It's vital for clinicians,

therapists, social-workers and other mental health

providers to provide non-judgmental

and effective therapeutic

interventions to meet ethical non-monogamous

clients' needs.

This workshop is highly recommended for therapists from all disciplines: social work clinicians, psychologists, guidance counsellors, doctors, marriage & family therapists, relationship coaches and other practitioners who work with couples and individuals regarding their relationships, intimacy and sexuality.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Explore their belief systems and biases about polyamory in order to walk alongside clients who are different from them in a nonjudgmental therapeutic setting.
  • Discover four stages of navigating and thriving in ethical non-monogamous relationships.
  • Learn seven holistic intervention skills to help clients manage their jealousy and other insecurities in polyamorous relationships.
  • Acquire core knowledge to facilitate open and effective communication between couples as they establish boundaries around their sexuality and erotic goals within their ethical non-monogamous relationships.
  • Develop skills to facilitate difficult conversations, such as when one or both clients want their metamours to move in with them.
  • Explore five therapeutic approaches to hold space for LBGTQ2s+, BDSM and other marginalized groups within the polyamory communities.
  • Gain five practical skills for assisting clients through the process of coming out as polyamorous individuals to their families, friends, and workplace.
  • Establish tools for accessing the pros and cons of polyamory and help clients design their own romantic relationships.

Would you like to feel comfortable, confident, and competent working with complicated sexual and

relationship challenges with clients who are polyamorous and other forms of ethical nonmonogamy?

If so, register below.

Trainer: Susan Wenzel

Susan Wenzel is a Polyamory-Affirmative Therapist, relationship expert, certified sex- therapist (AASECT), and psychotherapist with years of experience working with individuals and couples regarding their relationships, personal growth, mental health, sexuality, polyamory, and monogamy. Susan is an AASECT provider of continuing education credits. She is also a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Susan

is the author of the bestselling book: "A Happy Life in an Open Relationship: The Essential Guide to a Healthy and Fulfilling Non-monogamous Love Life." The book has been featured in diverse media platforms, including O (The Oprah Magazine), The New York Post, The New York Times, Men's Health, The Daily Telegraph (UK), Business Insider, Katie Couric Media, various podcasts and radio shows.

Who is a Poly-Friendly or Poly -Affirmative Therapist?


  • A trained clinician with the extra knowledge to challenge the stigma of ethical non-monogamy, societal bias and judgment toward consensual non-monogamous individuals and their families.


  • Assists clients to thrive in their relationships as they learn skills to navigate their relationships and manage jealousy and other insecurities that might arise.


  •  A clinician who does not pathologize their clients, instead they create a safe space for the development of practical skills to thrive in the chosen style of ENM relationships.


  • An opportunity for individuals and couples to learn communication skills, set healthy boundaries, establish emotional bonds, increase the feeling of love, communicate needs and wants to form loving relationships with others, and enhance and set boundaries around their sexual experiences.


  • Clinical work consists of walking alongside your clients as they learn to design and navigate their ethical non-monogamous relationships and foster the personal growth that will help them transcend their relationships in a much higher consciousness of living happy lives.

This workshop is much more than an

intro to ethical non-monogamy. It's

designed to provide tools and

strategies to help you, help your

clients navigate and transcend

polyamory and other alternative


"Having an honest conversation about the structure and style of your relationship is fundamental to a successful open and polyamorous relationship."

– Susan Wenzel

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Susan Wenzel's polyamory affirmative work is featured in many mainstream media.


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