Earlier this year the American Counseling Association published another one of my articles. This time I wrote about how counselors can help people who are in an intimate relationship. This has traditionally been called 'couples counseling', but I find this term unhelpful because it communicates an assumption that the intimate relationship can only involve two people, and therefore excludes polyamorous relationships. Such an assumption can reveal a counselor's personal values, and this can hinder the therapeutic work.
In the article I also mention how members of the LGBTQ community may be carrying wounds of discrimination, and this can have an impact on the intimate relationship between the clients, but also the therapeutic relationship (between counselor and the clients).
Read the full article here - https://ct.counseling.org/2019/04/how-can-we-truly-help-clients-in-a-relationship/
Chris Warren-Dickins LLB MA LPC
Psychotherapist, (Licensed Professional Counselor), Ridgewood NJ 07450
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