Raising Children in Polyamorous Families: Clinical and Contextual Issues

Raising Children in Polyamorous Families: Clinical and Contextual Issues

Dates: October 18, 2019
Times: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The experience of raising children is both political and personal. It has a way of rousing deep beliefs about safety, achievement, and our own relationship to vulnerability. Polyamorous folks face an array of special legal, social, and relational experiences as they engage with care giving small humans.

This workshop relays current and ongoing research to explore the needs and strengths of this population. Using an Attachment Theory lens, it explores ways of integrating child rearing experiences into the client’s larger growth and development trajectory.

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Ethics & Integrity: Personal & Professional Boundaries in Small Communities

A bridge leads into a misty distance

Dates: April 12, 2019
Times: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Many of us are members of the specialized communities that we serve. Most of our ethical codes tell us to be wary of dual relationships. How do we determine which dual relationships are okay and which are not? What are the considerations for creating dual relationships? How do we navigate dual relationships once they have been established? In this combination presentation and discussion, we’ll look at the ethical codes, explore boundary violations vs. boundary crossings, and become acquainted with some ethical decision making models.

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Developing your identity as a therapist

LifeWorks Greenhouse group

Dates: The group meets Friday afternoons, in 8 week blocks.
Times: Please inquire.

Many clinicians are eager to get into practice and start seeing clients but find that they want or need to further integrate their clinical skills, understanding and inner  attitudes toward being a therapist in order to become effective, compassionate and confident practitioners.  This group welcomes clinicians who are finding their way as therapists and want

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