Navigating Polyamory with Queer Male Clients

 Available On Demand!

This was an excellent workshop - informative, engaging, thorough, and culturally sensitive. (Anonymous)

Therapists and wellness providers, are you current on how to best support clients in open relationships or who are considering pursuing one? Participants of our workshop will be introduced to the various types of open relationships – including those involving multiple partners and the agreements that may be made among individuals who practice them.

Special attention will be given to topics such as trust, communication, jealousy, sexual health maintenance, multiple relational demands on time and energy, and open relationships' potential benefits and risks.

The workshop will also include an understanding of different types of counseling interventions that are available and appropriate, considering ethical considerations when providing services related to non-heteronormative sexualities, relationships, and orientations. The workshop will also discuss topics related to intersectionality – such as race, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, and power dynamics among people in non-monogamous relationships.


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different types of open relationships, including those involving multiple partners and their associated agreements.
  • Explain the potential benefits and risks of open relationships.
  • Analyze trust, communication, jealousy, sexual health maintenance, and relational demands relating to open relationships.
  • Utilize counseling interventions that are appropriate to non-heteronormative sexualities and relationship issues in an ethical manner.
  • Articulate personal biases that may impede successful counseling of clients in open relationships while maintaining awareness of potential countertransference reactions.
  • Evaluate how cultural norms influence clients’ perspectives on open relationships when providing clinical services.


About the presenter:

 Dinko Zidarich, LMFT, SAP, CSAT is a licensed psychotherapist and relationship and sexuality specialist in private practice in West Hollywood, California. He has over ten years of experience helping individuals, couples, and LGBTQ+ clients manage their relationships and sexual issues. Dinko’s primary focus is helping couples and individuals navigate complex dynamics related to open relationships, polyamory, trust issues, and communication. He also specializes in working with straight and gay men around problematic sexual behaviors such as sex addiction, compulsivity, and chemsex.

Additionally, Dinko works with LGBTQ+ individuals on coming out issues, identity exploration, and self-acceptance. Dinko is committed to providing high-quality care and services to his clients in a safe atmosphere that encourages growth and self-exploration. He has spoken at multiple conferences and provided custom trainings, workshops, and presentations for other clinicians.


Format and Length:

Live video format over password-protected Zoom. Total running time 120 minutes.


Can't make it?

The recording is available later that day using the same zoom link provided at registration.


Topic Area:

Clinical practice


Instructional Level:

All levels


Completion Requirements:

To obtain your CE certificate, you must pay $30 at checkout, watch the entire workshop, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 70% or higher on a course completion quiz. You are allowed to take the quiz as many times as you need.


Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:

After the workshop, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.


Who Should Attend:

Counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors. Other wellness providers who work with gay and trans men in various stages and forms of open relationships.


Course Date:

February 25, 2023


Conflict of Interest Statement:

There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.


Refund Grievance Policy:

 Click here for the full refund and grievance policy.


Contact Information:

For any inquiries related to subject matter guidance, correction, grading, comments, or problem resolution please contact us at [email protected]

What People Are Saying:

This workshop was very helpful as an introduction for working with individuals and couples opting for CNM relationships, and a great opportunity to reflect on your own biases and misconceptions.

Workshop attendee

The workshop was really fantastic. It was my first introduction to an area I care about supporting greatly, presented in approachable and normalized ways by a great team. Dinko presents the info in a way that is engaging and not dry, and he encourages folks to explore bias if that comes up - something I don't often hear reminded to us clinicians enough.

Michelle Parrella of Your Best Life Therapy

$19.99 USD

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  • I agree that I am 18 years or older
  • I understand that this is not a replacement for consultation, psychotherapy, or sex therapy.
  • I agree that my success is based on my work between myself and professionals in my consultation system

If I have any grievances I will reach out to [email protected] 

For just $15, receive two CE's for viewing the course, passing the quiz and submitting an evaluation!

CE's approved for Masters level clinicians in CA.

David F Khalili, LMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs licensed through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

CEPA # 1000132

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