Getting Off to a Good Start with Open Relationships

Written by on September 5, 2012 in Open Relationships, Polyamory, Psychotherapy, Relationships with 0 Comments

One of the questions I get asked over and over again by people embarking on the path of responsible non-monogamy is, “How does it actually work?”  It can sound like a great idea in principle, but in practice?  So I’ve decided to devote my next few posts to exploring some of the essential skills that […]

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Monogamy vs. Polyamory?

I just finished reading a recent blog post by Sue Johnson, the founder of Emotionally-Focused Couple’s Therapy, entitled “Is Monogamy Just a Myth or Is It Possible?”  Despite being shocked by the question (is she really questioning whether monogamy is possible?), I was intrigued to see where she would go with it because I am […]

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Beyond Culturally Competent Therapy

Written by on September 28, 2011 in Cultural Studies, Mental Health, Psychotherapy with 6 Comments

With the “Occupy” movement in full swing, I’ve had the opportunity to engage in multiple conversations about privilege and identity politics, and their impact on both grassroots political organizing and my work as a therapist.  These conversations keep bringing me around to the question, what does it mean to be a culturally competent, socially-engaged therapist. […]

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