New workshop for Mental Health Professionals

This should be an amazing time!  Wont’ you join us?




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Sign up below NOW!  We only have 32 seats remaining!!!

Please join us for a one-day workshop designed to educate therapists, counselors, and others who seek to learn about diverse relationship structures and techniques to serve clients with varied lovestyles.

This event is designed to educate mental health professionals in the areas of sexual, gender and relational diversity – specifically alternative relationship structures and contracts that may also interact with considerations of relational attraction, sexual identity and gender expression.  The sponsoring organization, the Relationship Equality Foundation, has observed that despite efforts to maintain generally non-judgemental attitudes, most mental health professionals know so little about this area that their responses to clients who “come out” to them in session can range from off-putting surprise to a disapproval that has significantly reduced the likelihood that community members will seek mental health services in the future.  In short – reactions of therapists have anecdotally even done damage to clients, and certainly have created barriers to future treatment.  We hope to prevent these experiences by educating mental health professionals about the diversity of relationship constructions that may walk into their office, and to offer practical advice for treating these clients.  The event will be divided into morning and afternoon sections – the morning dealing with theory and ethics, and the afternoon presenting practical considerations for therapeutic interactions.  Presenters have been (or are being) selected from local professionals with experience in treating these populations, many with involvement and national exposure in the development of ethical non-monogamy and mental health standards in this area.

This workshop will have six classes and provide six CEs to those who attend both the morning and the afternoon sessions. The morning session focuses on information and ethics, and will provide two Theory CEs and one Ethics CE of practicing with alternative relationship clients. The afternoon session will cover the practical application of ethical practice with clients in alternative relationships and provides two Ethics CEs and one Practical Application CE. There will be a lunch break in the middle of the day with a catered lunch for all registered FULL DAY participants.


Phillip Rush Center
ANNEX Event Room
1530 Dekalb Ave
Atlanta GA
Look For Signage EVENT PARKING


March 12th 2016
9 AM – 5 PM


6 CE  FULL DAY Registration $125.00
3 CE Half Day Registration $75.00
General Public (NON CEs) $100.00
Students (with Valid Student ID) $50.00
Registration will open Jan 2nd
Only 65 registrations available

Speakers include:

Elisabeth Sheff, PhD, CASA, CSE
Rachel Anne Kieran, Psy D.
Anna Baxter, LAPC
Angelique L. Burke, MS, EdS, LPC
Faughn Adams, Ph.D.



Charis Books
The Health Initiative 
Atlanta Poly

CE’s Approved
Psychology, Social Work
Certified Counselor

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