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Relationship Therapy with Queer and Polyamorous Adult Attachment Bonds

A workshop to explore queer people in polyamorous relationships and to discuss the unique and specific ways they form attachment bonds

A workshop to explore queer people in polyamorous relationships and to discuss the unique and specific ways they form attachment bonds



About this Event




There are very few accessible discussions about attachment theory and polyamorous relationships for relationship counsellors and healthcare workers who provide services to queer people from diverse relationship models. This session will offer attachment theory ideas and apply them to understanding the complex and nuanced ways that queer people form intimate bonds in polyamorous relationships. This workshop will offer participants a space to discuss the benefits and tensions on queer people and their poly-partners on their capacity to form meaningful and enduring love relationships in an anti-poly culture. Anthony will offer information on ways for practitioners to avoid reinforcing rigid cultural biases about relationships in therapy to polyamorous people during vulnerable times in their relationships.

Presenter: Anthony Lekkas

Anthony is a relationship counsellor and social worker in LGBTI community services and in private practice with Essendon Counselling Solutions. Anthony is passionate about the process of understanding human attachment bonds and behaviour, as well as examining the social, cultural and political contexts in which they occur. Anthony's clinical work involves supporting people in ethically non-monogamous relationships, including polyamorous relationships, to navigate the delicate and complex ways that attachment fears get activated in a context of performing counter-cultural relationship behaviours.




Category Community