The Polyamory Aware Therapy Certification Institute Program is designed to teach health care, mental health, and public health providers how to work with polyamory families. Poly Aware Therapists (PAT) have additional postgraduate training about alternative relationship expression via, books, articles, continuing education, seminars, websites, etc.
Understand the ethnographic concepts of open relationships, alternative relationships, communities and their role, as a medical provider, in their care.
Understand the difference between healthy polyamory and unethical non monogamy
Learn therapeutic interventions and common issues seen with open relationships
Ethical and Legal Issues related to open relationships
Evaluation of the science and research of polyamory
Special topics and ethical challenges when working with alternative relationship styles clients.
Parenting and Polyamory
Power Exchange and Polyamory
Marketing and Business Practice
Classes may be taken individually, in modules or as a series.
- 18 years of age or older
- Completion of school application process
- Recommendation from instructor of work supervisor
- For therapist recognition, the student must be a licensed therapist
Total Program Hours: 75 hours
KTCI 103 Ethical Non-Monogamy I: Fundamentals and the Science of Open Relationships
This course is a foundation class for understanding and navigation of various non- monogamous relationships.
KTCI 104 Ethical Non-Monogamy II: Working with Open Relationships
This course will focus on how to work with non-monogamous clients. Ethics, pathology, interventions and case studies will be included.
TWA 402 Intimate Partner Violence: Hidden Victims of Sexual, Gender, and Relationship Minorities and Special Populations
The Mental Health Community’s efforts to address domestic and intimate partner violence (DIPV) have often neglected members of the kink, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) populations and men. Heterosexual women are primarily targeted for DIPV screening, community support and intervention despite the similar or greater prevalence of DIPV in GLBTQ+ individuals and its detrimental mental and physical health affects. In this course we will highlight the burden of DIPV in KLGBT relationships, discuss how LGBTQ+ and traditional heterosexual relationships, discuss how LGBTQ+ and traditional heterosexual DIPV differ, and outline steps clinicians can take to address DIPV in their LGBTQ+ patients.