More couples today than ever before are negotiating their monogamy in new and creative ways, including open marriage, polyamory, group marriages, transgender relationships, and a variety of intentional partnerships. As therapists, we need to understand these new developments, the challenges they bring, and the skills required of us to remain open and aware of our own triggers when addressing them. In this workshop, you’ll explore:
- How to help clients develop a code of integrity that will define their monogamy and develop their own unique shared definition of honesty, even if it involves a departure from traditional sexual fidelity
- How to coach clients on negotiating flexible monogamy arrangements as well as how to renegotiate a new one after infidelity
Why open marriages work for some and fail for others—and how to identify the early problem signs and help couples recover when the arrangement isn’t working
Dr. Tammy Nelson, Ph.D., www.drtammynelson.com
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, a relationship expert and international speaker, an author, a faculty member and teacher with a Doctorate in Philosophy in Clinical Sexology. She is a Board Certified Sexologist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexologists, a Licensed Professional Counselor, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, a Registered Art Therapist, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Certified Imago Relationship therapist and an Advanced Imago Clinician.
Dr. Tammy is the author of several books including, The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity (2013), Getting the Sex You Want: Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together (2008) and What’s Eating You?: A Workbook for Anorexia and Bulimia(2004). She is the author of Six Weeks to Desire (2013) eBook, as well as several chapters of edited compilations and articles in professional journals. Dr. Nelson has been a featured expert in NY Times, Washington Post, Redbook, MSNBC, Shape, Men’s Health, Woman’s Day, Women’s Health, Self, Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and a source in Time magazine. She writes for HuffingtonPost, YourTango, and PsychotherapyNetworker, as well as her own popular blog www.drtammynelson.com/blog/
Tammy speaks internationally and gives workshops and Intensives for couples and trains therapists around the world on issues relating to sex and relationships. Her campaigns reach audiences in the hundreds of thousands, both for clinical and consumer audiences. Her goal is to create global relational change through personal transformation. She can be found at www.drtammynelson.com.
Financial: Tammy Nelson is in private practice. She receives royalties as an author for FairWinds Press and New Harbinger Press.
Non-financial: Tammy Nelson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.