More Than Two: Working with Non-monogamy and Polyamory



ONLINE COURSE | Instructor: Katherine Glick, LPC, LCADC, ACS, MAC, SAP
CEs: 1.5 | Level: Intermediate

Date of original webinar: April 29, 2020, noon - 1:30 p.m. ET

This course will assist participants in understanding variations in non-monogamous and polyamorous relationship structures, in order to enhance their therapeutic skills when working with individuals and relationships that are not traditionally monogamous. Participants will be guided to deconstruct their existing views on non-monogamy before learning about the various options for non-monogamous and polyamorous relationship structures. The differences between ethical non-monogamy and non-ethical cheating/infidelity will be discussed and understood within the context of working with individuals navigating relationships. Participants will learn about common challenges of non-monogamy and polyamory, and will enhance the therapeutic skills necessary to work effectively with non-monogamous and poly individuals/relationships. 

Target Audience:

Social workers and other social service providers 

Course Delivery Method and Format:

Recorded webinar, self study. All courses are hosted on SmithOnline. Login information will be emailed immediately after registration to the email address entered during registration.

System Requirements:

Attendees will need access to a computer with internet and the capability to play recorded videos.

Registration Fee and Deadline:

$35 (one time registration fee of $5) | Ongoing 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify 3-5 types of non-monogamous relationship structures.
  2. Describe how to help clients differentiate between ethical non monogamy and cheating/infidelity.
  3. Differentiate between hierarchical and nonhierarchical types of polyamorous relationships.
  4. Explain two major challenges clients encounter when navigating non-monogamy.
  5. Describe how to help non-monogamous/polyamorous individuals navigate common pitfalls.

Instructor Biography:

Katherine Glick, LPC, LCADC, ACS, MAC, SAP is the founder of Personal Evolution LLC, a holistic and integrative psychotherapy and education practice. Her professional background includes 11 years of clinical experience working in mental health and addiction treatment and psychiatric rehabilitation. She also has held an instructor position in higher education for the past 9 years, teaching psychology, addictions, social work, and counseling courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education level. In addition, she has provided training seminars and continuing education courses for mental health and addictions professionals since 2013. She also provides consulting, training, programming, and quality assurance services for behavioral health agencies through her LLC.

Completion Requirements for Recorded webinars and online courses.

To receive a CE certificate, you must complete the entirety of the recorded webinar or recorded video presentation. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the class. For recorded webinars and online courses, participants must complete an evaluation and a post test, noting the length of time to complete the course. Participants must earn a minimum score of 80 percent on the post test in order to earn CEs. Retesting is allowed up to five (5) times. If a passing score is not achieved, CEs will not be awarded. Links to the evaluation and post test are available in SmithOnline. Participants must also complete an attestation of completion for each fully completed course. A copy of the attestation is available in SmithOnline. It is attendee’s responsibility to contact their state licensing board/certification boards to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements.

How Will a CE Certificate Be Awarded?

Upon completing the course evaluation and successfully passing the post test, participants will be emailed their online certificate​ within 30 days of course completion​. ​Participants should save and/or print ​the certificate upon receipt for ​their records. Receiving the CE certificate is contingent on submitting attestion, completion of the evaluation and passing the post test.

Continuing Education Credits and Accreditation

Social Work CE Credit: The Smith College School for Social Work, provider #1755, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Smith College School for Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 11/19/2020-11/19-2021. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits. 

The Smith College School for Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is therefore authorized to provide CEs as a postsecondary institution accredited by CSWE in many states. Courses offered through the School's Program of Professional Education are awarded continuing education credits in accordance with Continuing Education Regulation 258, CMR, 31.00 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Smith College School for Social Work, Office of Professional Education SW OPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0169. If outside these states, please contact your licensing board for accreditation information regarding your state. Association of Social Work Boards database of social work licensure requirements.

Psychology CE Credit: Co-sponsored training events for psychology CE credit with Smith College School for Social Work. Amego Prepare​ is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amego Prepare maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Due to changes in continuing education requirements for NY licensed psychologists, APA CE Sponsor credits may not be accepted for re-licensure at this time. Please check the NY Psychology Board regulations for CE requirements currently in effect.

Further information on policies and CE accreditation can be found here.

Mary Curtin | Manager of Professional Education

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