Connect and Learn — Consensual Non-Monogamy in Clinical Practice: Three Dilemmas

  • Fri, October 16, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online Via Zoom
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Connect and Learn:

Consensual Non-Monogamy
in Clinical Practice:
Three Dilemmas

featuring a presentation by
Dr. Ryan G. Witherspoon, Ph.D. 

 Friday, October 16, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Online Via Zoom

Consensual non-monogamy (CNM) is an umbrella term referring to a wide variety of sexual and/or romantic relationship styles, including open relationships, polyamory, swinging, and others. Research shows that up to 5% of adult intimate relationships in the USA are CNM in some form. This talk will briefly highlight key research findings regarding CNM, then discuss three common CNM-related clinical dilemmas that practitioners may face, including different pathways for addressing them. Time will be reserved for questions and discussion, and resources for further learning will be provided.

About the Speaker

Dr. Ryan G. Witherspoon, is a clinician, researcher, educator and speaker. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, and holds Masters degrees in clinical and general psychology from CSPP and Pepperdine University, respectively. As a clinician, he focuses primarily on practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults and relationships, as well as working with non-traditional relationships and sexualities such as consensual non-monogamy, polyamory, and kink. Ryan frequently publishes and presents on these and other topics to professional and general audiences. His current research focuses on the intersections between consensual non-monogamy, stigma, minority stress, and resilience.

About the Connect & Learn Program

San Gabriel Valley CAMFT is excited to host this unique opportunity for learning and connecting, from the comfort of your own home! Grab your favorite afternoon beverage and join us online to mingle and enjoy a presentation on an important topic relevant to our profession. 

Following your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and instructions for joining the Zoom meeting. 

The $15 fee ($20 non-members) includes networking and an informational session. CEUs are not provided for attending this event. If you have any questions, or are interested in speaking at a future event, please send an email to Cyla Fisk, LMFT at

This program is limited to a maximum of 30 people. Please register today to guarantee your spot at our next event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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