Therapy with Clients Who Are Bisexual and Polyamorous

  title={Therapy with Clients Who Are Bisexual and Polyamorous},
  author={Geri D. Weitzman},
  journal={Journal of Bisexuality},
  pages={137 - 164}
  • G. Weitzman
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Bisexuality
SUMMARY Polyamorous partners offer each other the freedom to pursue romantic bonds with other people, in addition to being romantically close within their own relationship. Given the prevalence of polyamory in the bisexual community, it is important that psychotherapists are aware of issues particular to people who are bisexual and polyamorous and who seek mental health services. The author will also present findings from her research on bisexuality and polyamory and will discuss implications… Expand
Who's in Our Clients’ Bed? A Case Illustration of Sex Therapy With a Polyamorous Couple
The unique issues that arose while performing sex therapy with a couple in this type of coupling were explored to provide clinicians with recommendations for practice. Expand
Therapy With a Consensually Nonmonogamous Couple.
This case presents the work of a clinician using both evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence in helping a nonmonogamous couple repair a breach in their relationship. Expand
Social and therapeutic challenges facing polyamorous clients
ABSTRACT This article explores the social and therapeutic challenges faced by polyamorous clients. It begins by reviewing literature related to polyamory and therapy, includes a description of theExpand
Alternative or Nontraditional Sexualities and Therapy: A Case Report.
This article explores one application of a kink-focused and CNM-focused therapeutic framework for working with a couple who is exploring nontraditional sexualities and identifies the limitations and significant gaps in the empirical research literature. Expand
Honoring the Voices of Polyamorous Clients: Recommendations for Couple and Family Therapists
ABSTRACT Recent studies demonstrating the prevalence of polyamory have highlighted the dearth of research on this topic in the mental health literature, and have increased the urgency to betterExpand
Polyamory and Monogamy as Strategic Identities
Increasingly, challengers to antipolygamy legislation have framed polyamory as a sexual orientation, arguing that some people are immutably predisposed toward forming multiple relationships. DrawingExpand
Polyamory: Intimate practice, identity or sexual orientation?
Polyamory means different things to different people. While some consider polyamory to be nothing more than a convenient label for their current relationship constellations or a handy tool forExpand
Polyamory - a romantic solution to wanderlust?
  • M. O'Connor
  • Psychology
  • European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • 2019
ABSTRACT This paper will explore what is meant by polyamory, why it is presenting more frequently in recent years in the media, on online forums and in therapy rooms, and what might be considered theExpand
Couple Therapy with GLB-Straight Relationships
Mixed-orientation relationships can be mutually satisfying and unproblematic. They may become challenging when one partner's gay, lesbian, or bisexual orientation is revealed unexpectedly during aExpand
Culturally Competent Practice with Bisexual Individuals
Working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals requires clinical social workers to demonstrate cultural competency with these populations. Although there are many common issues across theseExpand


Mental Health Services Experiences of Bisexual Women and Bisexual Men
Abstract Two hundred seventeen women and men participated in the first empirical research on the experiences of self-identified bisexual clients with mental health services. Findings suggest thatExpand
An Exploratory Study of Seventeen Sexually Open Marriages1
Extensive lifestyle and attitudinal data were collected from eleven couples in Florida and six couples in Kansas who described their marriage styles as sexually open: all outside relationships wereExpand
Sexuality and relationship changes in married females following the commencement of bisexual activity.
  • J. Dixon
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of homosexuality
  • 1985
High levels of participation in, and enjoyment of, sexual activity with other females, in addition to high levels of enjoyable heterosexual activity were revealed by 50 women studied. Expand
Research on homosexual couples: an overview.
This Symposium is intended to call attention to the growing research focus on couples and to encourage its expansion and the origins of increased interest in homosexual couples are diverse. Expand
Sexual exclusivity versus openness in gay male couples
It appears that sexually open and closed relationships can be equally satisfying, and partners' agreements about whether their relationship should be open or closed had a significant effect on their actual sexual behavior. Expand
Sexually open versus sexually exclusive marriage: A comparison of dyadic adjustment
In a study conducted in 1978, using Spanier's (1976) Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS), couples in a sexually open marriage and couples in a sexually exclusive marriage were compared on dyadicExpand
Outcomes of sexually open marriages
This study follows up a 1978 matched sample of 82 couples to find out if there were differences in marital stability between the sexually open and the sexually exclusive couples. In 1983 noExpand
Measuring Dyadic Adjustment: new scales for assessing the quality of marriage and similar dyads
This study reports on the development of the Dyadic Adjustment Scale, a new measure for assessing the quality of marriage and other similar dyads. The 32-item scale is designed for use with eitherExpand
Affirmative Psychotherapy with Bisexual Women and Bisexual Men
  • 2006