Polyamory for Professionals
A Pre-Recorded 101 Webinar for Counselors & Therapists
This is a recording of the live webinar I taught on 8/30/2017.
This 90 minute webinar recording will be delivered to your inbox ASAP upon purchase complete with links to all resources, handouts, and worksheets.
In it, I will cover the basics to getting started with working with people in non-monogamous relationship structures to help prevent common mistakes that turn polyamorous people off from therapeutic work and to create more poly-inclusivity in your practice.
Topics covered will include an introduction to the challenges & benefits of non-monogamous relationship structures, definitions of common terms, good questions to ask, assumptions to avoid, Do’s & Dont’s from local non-monogamous community members, and how to apply what you already know about doing therapy with individuals and couples to non-monogamous relationship structures.
Participants will walk away with a long list of resources such as books to read, worksheets to use with clients, and lots of helpful handouts to apply practically to work with your clients.
Webinar includes a short Q&A with participants of the live version.
About the Presenter:
Yana Tallon-Hicks, MA, is a relationships therapist, sex educator, and sex columnist from Northampton, Massachusetts. She has been in and out of non-monogamous relationships for the last decade.
Yana brings her unique comfort with and knowledge of sex and sexuality issues to the individuals, couples, and relationships she works with at the Couples Center of the Pioneer Valley including LGBTQQ couples & those in non-monogamous relationship structures.
Yana holds a Masters Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Antioch University and her Bachelors degree in LGBTQQ and sexuality studies from Hampshire College. She is known for her workshops for high school age youth, college students, and adults which work to create a welcoming & comfortable space to explore crucial aspects of our holistic, sexual selves such as pleasure, communication, consent & the body and have been taught at colleges and youth groups all over New England.
In 2016 Yana was asked to deliver a prestigious TEDxTalk in Vienna, Austria on these topics, and her writing on similar topics is both nationally and locally published. Read more about Yana and her work on her About Me page.