Psychotherapy Networker 2018 – The New Monogamy

Invited guest speaker Dr. Tammy Nelson examines the variety of intentional partnerships and guides participants through the process and challenges in helping clients in alternative committed relationships make decisions, support integrity, and develop relationship agreements.


March 22 – 25, 2018

Dr. Tammy Nelson is an invited speaker:

The New Monogamy:

The Changing Face of Open Relationships

in Washington, DC at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2018 held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Registration for the conference is required.

As the flurry of recent press coverage indicates, more couples today are negotiating monogamy in new and creative ways, including through open marriages, polyamory, group marriages, and a variety of intentional partnerships. This is especially true among younger couples, and if therapists haven’t encountered this new reality already, they’ll soon need to know how to work with monogamy agreements and open-relationship structures. In this workshop, you’ll develop the skills necessary to help clients in alternative types of committed partnerships and discover:

  • What’s behind an open-marriage decision, including the search for individuation, intensity, and relational flexibility
  • How to support integrity in these new arrangements through transparency, honesty, and agreement on a new type of sexual fidelity
  • What clients will need to be able to negotiate flexible monogamy arrangements
  • The signs that an open marriage is working or failing, and how to help couples recover after an open-relationship betrayal

Tammy Nelson, PhD, is a board-certified sexologist, an AASECT certified supervisor, a certified Imago therapist, a licensed professional counselor, and the author of Getting the Sex You Want and The New Monogamy.

Entrance to the conference required for attendance.