Affirming Polyamorous and Non-Monogamous Relationships

Polyamorous and Non-Monogamous relationships have increased over the last decade. The way individuals, in their 20s to early 30s or Millennials, are relating, connecting, attracting, and permitting themselves to have non-traditional relationships is creating more sex positive and dynamic relationship structures. However, Generation X proves to have a different experience and expectation of relationships and their structure. Therapists need to be aware of the intricacies and the specific needs of this population.
July 24, 2015 Vantage Point Counseling 3300 Oak Lawn Ave Suite 415, Dallas, Texas 75219
Cost: $75 preregistered, $90 on-site, $45 for students. Cost includes CEUs and lunch. 8:30 am -- Meet and Great 9 - 12 pm -- Education Track 12 - 1 pm -- Lunch and Learn 1 - 4 pm -- Clinical Track To register: Informational flyer. Detailed Schedule.
For Questions, contact Ruby Johnson at or Shawn Chrisman at Poly Dallas 2015 Eventbrite Organizers page
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This program is approved for continuing education units for: Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners # 6759 Texas State Board of Professional Counselors # 2291 Accepted continuing education units for Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program

Ruby Bouie JohnsonLMSW, LCDC, SAP, CSAT Candidate

Ruby Johnson received her Bachelors of Social Work in 2003 from Texas Women's University and her Masters of Social Work in 2005 from the University of Texas at Arlington. Since 2003, Ruby has been a direct clinical practitioner, community and professional development educator, and graduate and undergraduate adjunct professor. In private practice, her areas of expertise are substance use disorders, sex addiction, intimacy and love addition, multicultural families and couples, SOGIE, polyamorous/non-monogamous partnerships/constellations, and Kink/BDSM. Ruby Johnson provides therapeutic support, care, and interventino with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender variant/non-binary, queer, and same-gender-loving communities.

Shawn ChrismanMS, LPC, Doctoral Candidate

Shawn Chrisman is currently practicing Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. He received his clinical education and training with a Masters in Counseling from Southern Methodist University, and is currently working towards his doctorate degree in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Shawn works with individuals and couples on sexuality related issues, including addressing intimacy, sexual identity, gender dysphoria, sexual dysfunctions and other concerns. Shawn identifies as a kink-aware therapist and works with couples enjoying diverse relationship structures, such as open or polyamorous relationships. Shawn has also presented workshops for professionals at local and national conferences and universities.

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