This panel presentation examines the intersection of RLT and Polysecure frameworks, moving beyond heteronormative and mononormative relationship constructions. The conversation will highlight tools from Relational Life Therapy (RLT) that can be used to support relationships that don’t necessarily identify with the dominant relationships “norms”.
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For therapists and non-therapists alike, this discussion will examine why incorporating Polysecure frameworks into relationship therapy matters in terms of Diversity, Equity, inclusion and Belonging.
A recording will be made available in exchange for a donation.
Anna’s clinical career has been focused on systems and relationships from the start; this focus led her to train in Relational Life Therapy, and has been practicing the RLT model since 2012. Additionally, Anna has been a certified Relational Life Bootcamp Facilitator since 2020, and joined the faculty of the Relational Life Institute in 2022, giving her an opportunity to teach other therapists and coaches, and continue to spread the RLT message of relationality. Anna has a deep interest in increasing access to the skills of relational living in communities that have experienced marginalization and have often been left out of the conversation around building sustainable relationships. While this exclusion has been true for most marginalized communities, she has a personal connection to deepening the reach within the queer, non-binary/gender expansive, and non-monogamous relationship communities.
Learn more about Anna's work at https://www.annasterk.com/
Jessica is a Psychotherapist, Coach, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Jessica is the author of Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma, and NonMonomgamy, The Polyseucre Workbook: Healing Your Attachment and Creating Security in Loving Relationships, and Polywise: A Deeper Dive Into Navigating Open Relationships. In her international private practice, Jessica works with individuals, couples, and people in multiple-partner relationships who no longer want to be limited by their reactive patterns, cultural conditioning, insecure attachment styles, and past traumas, helping them to embody new possibilities in life and love.
Learn more about Jessica's work at www.jessicafern.com