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Polyamory is described as the ability to have multiple, loving consensual relationships with the full knowledge and consent of all concerned. It is a form of consensual non-monogamy that is often misunderstood. Poly people are often either demonized or idealized, with little true understanding of the actual day-to-day processes, challenges, and joys that can go along with this lovestyle.
This webinar differs from ISEE’s Alternative Lovestyles webinar in that it is not geared toward clinicians, and not specifically instructive for how to work with polyamorous clients. Instead, it dives a bit deeper into polyamory as a way of life.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Define polyamory.
- Describe multiple configurations of polyamory.
- Compare and contrast polyamorous problems with those of monogamy.
Dr. Rosalyn Dischiavo is the founder of the Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment, a holistic sex education school in Hartford, Connecticut. She is a professor, author, former marriage and family therapist and an AASECT Certified Sexuality Education Supervisor with a Doctor of Education in Human Sexuality. Dr. Dischiavo did a doctoral research project on the topic of polyamory and worked with polyamorous clients for 4 years. Roz has been presenting retreats, workshops, and lectures on topics related to wellness, spirituality, sex, and gender issues for over 25 years. Her style is engaging. A former radio personality, she uses humor and insight to dynamically engage participants in a meaningful and unique dialog about sexuality and other wellness-related topics.
This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for up to 2 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward the AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact [email protected].
AASECT Core knowledge area: Diversity of Expression, Sex Ed training area: Education with Specific Populations
Presenter: Rosalyn Dischiavo EdD, MA, CSES