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The American Psychological Association Addresses Polyamory

Elisabeth Sheff
“Perhaps most importantly for counselors and therapists, the Committee on CNM has made strides in providing information to professionals who want to provide culturally competent care for clients in CNM relationships. In 2020, the Committee on CNM successfully advocated for the American Psychological Association and Psychology Today to include consensual nonmonogamies, polyamory, and BDSM as search terms in their lists of therapists. In 2021 Division 44 and the CNM Committee assisted the APA Council of Representatives in updating their Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Sexual Minority Persons to more accurately reflect the prevalence and potential viability of CNM relationships.”