Working with Ethically Non-Monogamous Clients

LIVE Webinar*: 9 am to 11:30 am Pacific Time
DATE: Friday, November 17, 2023

*This content will be recorded.
Course Description
Expert Jessica Idoine, AMFT designed this course to help sexuality educators, counselors, and therapists provide competent and affirming services to ethical non-monogamous (ENM) clients.  By enrolling in this course, you will be able to identify various non-monogamous (ENM) relationship structures, as well as what most current research reveals about ENM people and their relationship satisfaction and functioning. You will discover best approaches to help ENM clients be successful and help them navigate pitfalls. You also will have an opportunity as well to explore and manage your biases around ENM, have your questions addressed in the live webinar, and gain access to practical resources.
Course Objectives
  1. Develop skills to help ENM clients negotiate appropriate relationship configurations and agreements.
  2. Identify at least three types of ENM relationships and polyamorous relationship configurations.
  3. Apply research about the prevalence of ENM relationships and the stigma against ENM people/relationships in approaching assessment and treatment.
  4. Identify at least three ways to help people navigate the emotion of jealousy.
  5. Identify at least three common relationship difficulties and pitfalls in ENM relationships.
  6. Identify at least three features of successful ENM relationships.

And much more!
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Jessica Idoine describes the course.

Intended Audience:
This course is for: Beginning learners who have some prior exposure to ENM; intermediate learners; and advanced learners. Prior coursework in couples or systems therapy is recommended but not required.
CE Hours:
This course is 2.5 hour in length. Attendees will receive a certificate for 2.5 CE hours upon course completion.
AASECT CE hours: 
Core Knowledge Areas: E; F
Sex Therapy Requirement: C
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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am unable to attend the live webinar?

This webinar will be recorded for later viewing. We typically post the recorded version 2-3 business days after the webinar. For those who are unable to join us live, we will provide a short quiz to verify attendance.
We'll send out an email letting you know when it's available, and the recording will remain on our website for the foreseeable future.

Help! I need tech support! How do I get in touch?

Please understand that we are able to provide minimal support during the live webinar. Our administrative staff member has her hands full admitting guests, moderating the chat, and supporting our wonderful guest speaker.
The fastest way to reach us is via email at [email protected] (but feel free to include a phone number if you would like to chat). 

What if I'm having trouble navigating the course or accessing my certificate?

Navigating a new portal can be tough. To make the process as simple as possible, I asked our Program Administrator (and resident millennial), Anneka Buehler, to record a video for you. The video includes information about navigating our website, completing your course evaluation, and downloading your course certificate.

What is your refund policy?

All requests for a refund must be made in writing via email to [email protected]. We typically do not provide a refund due to an inability to attend the live session, as we will be recording the session for later viewing.

Early Bird Special

Sign up by November 7, 2023 for an extra $10 off!


TBI is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TBI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


The Buehler Institute has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. The Buehler Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

AASECT Members

TBI is approved by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists to provide continuing education units toward certification as a Sex Therapist or Counselor, Provider #12-13-Q.


TBI is an approved provider of continuing education by the Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 16394.

**We love our social worker colleagues! While we are not an approved NASW or ASWB CE provider yet, many state licensing boards will accept CEs from APA approved providers. Please check with your state licensing board for the most accurate information.
Meet the instructor


Jessica Lynn Idoine (she/her) is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working in private practice at Creating Change LA in Beverly Hills, CA. Using a systemic, cognitive-behavioral, and strengths-based approach informed by evolutionary psychology, Jessica works primarily with individuals and couples/polycules who are sexual/relationship minorities or ascribe to alternative sexuality/relationships (LGBTQIA+, nonmonogamy, kink, BDSM, etc.).As a therapist, Jessica is sex-positive, non-judgmental, and believes sexual thoughts, behaviors, and fantasies are fundamentally healthy--as long as all parties are consenting and feel safe.

Jessica concluded the education component of her AASECT Sex Therapist training through The Buehler Institute and earned her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University in Orange, California. Currently, she is completing her hours towards MFT licensure and AASECT sex therapy certification under the supervision of Natalie Finegood Goldberg, LMFT.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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