Polyamory Aware Therapy Certification Institute

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.

Program Objectives:

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

Program Requirements: 

  • 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

Level I Certification: Fundamentals of Kink

KTCI 101 – FUNDAMENTALS OF KINK – 6 Hrs

This course is designed to give medical and mental health professionals an introduction of the various types of alternative relationship and sexual cultures that they will encounter in their medical or therapeutic practice. It will also present the current position of sexual medicine and research in the United States.

 

Class Hours: 6 Hrs

 

KTCI 102 – KINK COMMUNITIES AND CULTURE – 6 Hrs

This course is an ethnographic examination of kink culture and subcultures of the kink communities.

 

 

Class Hours: 6 Hrs

 

Price: $300


Level 2 Certification: Ethical Non Monogamy Fundamentals

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.

 

Class Hours: 6 Hrs

 

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. Course includes tools and interventions used with Ethical Non-Monogamous Clients.

 

Class Hours: 6 Hrs

 

Price: $300


Level  3 Certification: Parenting and Family Therapy Tools in Open Relationships

 

KTCI 300 Pregnancy and Poly

This course is designed to give mental health professionals an overview of the conversations, preparation, and situations that accompany a pregnancy in a Polycule.

 

 

Course Hours: 6

 

KTCI 302 The Care and Feeding of Poliwogs

This course describes what it means to be a poly parent such as whether to come out to family members, what it means for children to grow up in a Polycule, and legal considerations.
People who take this course will be able to discuss the differences and similarities of raising children in a poly household versus a blended family

 

Course Hours: 6

 

Price: $300


Level  4 Certification: Power Exchange in Polyamory

 

KCTI 309 Power Bonds: Power Exchange in Polyamory

This course explains what can happen when the worlds of ethical non-monogamy and BDSM blend together. It will also provide guidance on how to blend these worlds together.

 

Course Hours: 6

KAT 109 – Negotiation, Boundaries, and Contracts

This course is an introduction and examination of negotiation techniques; boundaries and relationships/ play contracts as they related to clients who participate in kink related activities.

 

 

Class Hours: 6 Hrs

 

Price: $300


Level  5 Certification: Rules, Laws, and Ethics and Intimate Partner Violence

KTCI 108 – Kinky Laws, Rules, and Ethics

This course is an examination of professional ethics and laws as they relate to working with kinky clients.

 

 

Class Hours: 6 Hrs

 

KTCI 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.

Class Hours: 6 Hrs

Price: $300


Board Certified Polyamory Aware Therapy Professional

TBA

 

 

 

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