May Café: More Than a Couple: Working with Clients Who are Non-Monogamous

  • 05/11/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Simpkins Family Swim Center – Live Oak Community Room 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062


  • Non-member Registration (CAFE CAMFT w/CE Certificate Included)
  • Non-member Registration CAFE CAMFT (without CE)
  • Santa Cruz CAMFT Member Registration (CAFE CAMFT w/CE Certificate Included)


More Than a Couple: Working with Clients Who are Non-Monogamous   with Michael Guichet, LMFT

Non-monogamous relationships are becoming more prevalent in society and being talked about favorably in media. 1 in 5 people states that in their life they have been in a non-monogamous relationship and when surveyed 5% of people state that they are currently in polyamorous relationships. In non-monogamy, there are many different styles, labels, cultures, rules, structures, and practices depending on the people in the relationship. Often in therapy, clients do not share their alternative relationship style, in a fear that they will be judged or rejected. There are many ways to support and invite clients in non-monogamous relationships share their struggles. 

Michael Guichet will discuss the special considerations of working with non-monogamous, polyamorous, swinging, and open clients. The therapeutic experience allows for clients to bring their vulnerability into each session and that can include their sexual selves.

  • Therapists attending will be able to identify different forms of non-monogamy
  • Therapists attending will be able to identify countertransference concerns with alternative relationship styles
  • Attendees will be able to discuss with clients the importance of boundaries, rules, and relationship agreements and examine how or if they are necessary
  • Therapists will leave with tools and resources for discussing with clients looking to opening up a relationship
About the Presenter:
Michael Guichet is an American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) supervised sex therapist, licensed as an MFT, in the final stages of sex therapist credentialing. Working in Monterey and Santa Cruz County, Michael works with monogamous, vanilla, non-monogamous, poly, kinky, LGBTQIA, and individuals identified as sex-workers. Michael works in a solution focused strength-based model to help heal the shame around the challenging topics of sex, sexuality, and intimacy.

Contact info: 

Michael Guichet
340 Soquel Ave., Ste. 207
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
831.221.0088 or simply

Also located at:
191 Lighthouse A-5
Monterey, CA 93940

109 Central Ave.
Salinas, CA 93901

Continuing Education: Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Course completion certificates will be available to attendees at the end of the presentation.

The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (Provider #62284)

Cancellation policy: There will be no cancellation refund for this program.

Special Accommodations: The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is committed to providing a presentation that is accessible to all who wish to attend. If you have a special need and plan to attend, please notify us at or 831.429.7786. Requests must be made one week in advance.

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