Category Archives: Psychotherapy Articles

Children in Polyamorous Families Part 4

by Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CASA, CSE In this fourth part of the series on children in polyamorous families I offer a sneak peek into my preliminary findings from my ongoing research on poly families with kids. Part one explains the age-dependent … Continue reading

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Fluidity and Growth

by Pat Cochran, PsyD “My aim is to bring about a psychic state in which my patient begins to experiment with his [or her] own nature, as a state of fluidity, change or growth where nothing is eternally fixed, or … Continue reading

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Loving Bravely – Book Review

by Danielle Carlson, AMFT Clients are often interested in ways that they can do their own self-awareness and relationship work outside of their weekly hour of therapy. A great way to do this is by reading books that help you … Continue reading

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10 Things Happy Couples Do Differently

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Children in Polyamorous Families Part 3

by Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CASA, CSE This is the third in a series of blogs on children in polyamorous families. The first looked at the age dependent experiences of children in polyamorous families and why they appear to be doing … Continue reading

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How to Establish Sexual Values

by Melissa Fritchle, LMFT This post was published by Sexology International, and can be found here. Melissa Fritchle is a licensed marriage and family therapist, sex therapist and sex educator in Santa Cruz, CA. Her focus is holistic, always honoring … Continue reading

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Children in Polyamorous Families Part 2

by Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CASA, CSE In the first part of this series on children in polyamorous families, I explained how these kids have age-dependent experiences and why they appear to be doing so well in general. This second blog … Continue reading

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Green House Experiences & Insights

We are now accepting applications for the Green House 2018 Cohort. Launched in 2016, the Green House is LifeWorks’ postgraduate psychotherapy training program. Participants join us here in Chicago for 12 months of tuition-free learning and real-world clinical experience centered … Continue reading

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Assertive Communication 101: Finding Your Voice

by Morgan Concepcion, LCPC I am passionate about interpersonal boundaries, and in my experience to have good boundaries, telling others about them is imperative!  Assertive communication is crucial to being able to set, clarify, and protect your boundaries as well … Continue reading

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Children in Polyamorous Families Part 1

by Elisabeth “Eli” A. Sheff Ph.D., CASA, CSE Eli Sheff is considered a leading expert on polyamorous families with children.  She has written three books on the subject including  The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families, Stories from the Polycule: … Continue reading

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