Course: Beyond Couples Therapy: Polyamory and Systemic Practice

This course is intended for couples and family therapists working with non-monogamist and polyamorous clients. Kansas State University will award 1.5 continuing education hours for successful completion of course requirements to those participants who paid the optional fee.

Content requires 3-5 hours to complete, and learners must score a minimum of 80% on the assessment.

This course is designed to present research and concepts related to non-monogamy and the developmental model and provides an understanding of key tasks in therapy when working with polyamorous client systems. Participants will learn how the developmental model can be used to conceptualize issues polyamorous relationships experience and will learn skills and strategies for working with clients navigating polyamorous or wanting to be polyamorous.

Jimmy Bridges (he/they), PhD, LMFT, CFLE will serve as the instructor for the course. Jimmy is a licensed couple and family therapist in Massachusetts and Vermont, a certified family life educator through NCFR, an AAMFT approved supervisor and clinical fellow, and part-time faculty at National University in the MFT masters and doctoral programs. He received his doctoral and master's degrees in Couple and Family Therapy from Kansas State University. He also received two graduate certificates in Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies and Social Justice Education from Kansas State University. Their clinical specialization is working with queer and non-monogamous clients. They have presented in university settings, conferences, regional organizations, and online platforms on non-monogamy and couples therapy models. Jimmy has worked in community mental health, group practice, and currently manages a full case load in private practice with their nesting partner, who is also a therapist.

Continuing education hours are not awarded for academic credit.  Continuing education requirements vary from state to state and by profession.  It is the responsibility of individuals earning K-State continuing education hours to verify with their licensing or accrediting body that the hours will be accepted.  Kansas State University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

 Course Details:

Schedule: In-person/Zoom session March 29, 2024, at 2-3:30 pm in Hale Library. Individuals unable to attend the in-person/Zoom session can participate in the online self-paced course which will be available April 1, 2024, through March 31, 2025. Course must be completed within 90 days of registration.
Cost : $15.00

1.5 Continuing Education hours are available for an additional cost.
08:00am-05:00pm CDT

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Refunds are not available for this program