Instructor: Melissa Fritchle
13 Course Hours | Elective Course

Do you know how to work with clients who are in non-monogamous or polyamorous relationships? Would you know where to start with clients who are wanting to open their relationship? Your clients will need to know that you are prepared to help them through their relationship issues, no matter how many people that may involve.


Here’s what you will learn:

  • To meet diverse clients’ needs as they relate to polyamorous relationship agreements
  • A basic understanding of challenges to and within polyamory
  • Knowledge and skills to educate about safer sex among multiple partners
  • How to help clients clarify and better communicate their boundaries around emotional, physical, and practical aspects of polyamorous relationships
  • How to address some of the ethical issues involved in working with polyamorous relationships
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With the prevalence of divorce and infidelity in our culture, many people are looking for different answers in how to have relationships with integrity.

Being familiar and comfortable with the diversity in polyamory and the choices your clients may make is so important. Don’t you want the skills to be able to guide your clients towards their most ideal polyamorous relationship?

We live in a time when relationships can be experienced based on the needs and wants of the individual partners involved. There is no one-size-fits-all anymore. That means that more and more people are looking beyond monogamy towards polyamory and nonmonogamous relationships.

How can you help your clients navigate polyamorous relationships? This course will teach you how.

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Polyamory will prepare you to work with clients who are exploring or already engaged in non-monogamous relationship agreements.

Through this course, you will learn the basics of different styles and approaches to polyamory and nonmonogamy, how to help clients establish effective and honest agreements, how to talk about jealousy and safer sex options, and you will become familiar with important concepts and terms used in poly communities.

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Your Instructor, Melissa Fritchle

Melissa Fritchle holds a Masters degree in Holistic Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and is licensed by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has training in Process Therapy, couple’s therapy, mindfulness & Buddhist Psychology, movement and dance therapies, and the impact of nutrition on mood.

Melissa is also a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She is a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists and has experience working with a wide variety of sexual issues and concerns.

Melissa is the author of The Conscious Sexual Self Workbook. She has a vibrant private practice in Santa Cruz, California as a licensed marriage and family therapist and sex therapist where she sees individuals, couples and other relationship configurations.

Her focus is holistic, always honoring the integration of the mind, body and spirit, as well as sex positive, inviting people to define their own sexual boundaries, needs, and desires. She is adjunct faculty for two Bay Area graduate programs for counseling psychology.

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Today couples are no longer accepting monogamy as their only relationship option. They are more willing and able to explore polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships now than ever before. 

Due to these trends, clients may come to you for help and guidance. You need to be prepared to address their concerns without judgement and help them find relationship agreements that will work for them.

Polyamory will help you understand the unique concerns of clients who want to transition their relationship away from monogamy. You will learn concrete ways to help your clients manage jealousy, communicate effectively and tackle practical concerns like safer sex and boundary setting. 

As more and more people choose non-traditional relationships, this is such important work to do. Get started now!

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Study Polyamory with Sexology University for huge rewards! Here’s everything you’ll get:


  • Instant access to the course – you can start TODAY
  • State of the art 24/7 online learning platform – study from anywhere, anytime
  • Expert video lecture from Melissa Fritchle, author of The Conscious Sexual Self Workbook and well regarded lecturer and sex therapist
  • 13 hours of focused learning, implementing cutting-edge adult education techniques
  • Expert, personalized review of your work & feedback from Sexology University faculty

 Course Fees (Including INSTANT ENROLLMENT): $397

Sexology University is proud to present Polyamory as an elective course. Polyamory is a premium course taught by world-renowned expert, Melissa Fritchle. Take this course as part of our Clinical Sexology Certification Program, or à la carte to supplement your practice.

You can order this course here and you will receive instant access and instant enrollment today.