2023 Book Club
Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma, and Consensual Non-Monogamy by Jessica Fern
Polyamorous psychotherapist Jessica Fern breaks new ground by extending attachment theory into the realm of consensual nonmonogamy. Using her nested model of attachment and trauma, she expands our understanding of how emotional experiences can influence our relationships. Then, she sets out six specific strategies to help you move toward secure attachments in your multiple relationships.
Polysecure is both a trailblazing theoretical treatise and a practical guide. It provides nonmonogamous people with a new set of tools to navigate the complexities of multiple loving relationships and offers radical new concepts that are sure to influence the conversation about attachment theory.
A little about Book Club:
This event will be in-person in Round Rock. Location will be shared after registering. Registration closes on Wednesday February 28th, Book Club begins Wednesday March 6th.
- Book Club pricing is $25 for the three months for Members and $35 for non members
- Book is included in ticket price
- Meetings will be every other week, for a total of six meetings, over the course of three months
- Meetings will take place in person in Round Rock, every other Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm
- At this time, Meetings in person will cap at 7 people, on a first come first serve basis.
A little about your host Elle:
Ashley “Elle” Staats, LMFT-S, CST-S holds a PhD in Counselor Education, and has been teaching grad students and practicing sex therapy in the Austin area for over 15 years. Her focus is on helping individuals and couples navigate the complexities of intimacy and connection. She is also dedicated to empowering others beyond the therapy room through education and public speaking. In all aspects of her work, she is driven by the belief that nurturing healthy relationships and promoting sexual health are fundamental to overall wellness. She firmly believes that every Therapist inherently serves as a sex therapist, recognizing the profound impact of intimacy on mental and emotional well-being. Whether discussing relationships, intimacy, self-care, or mental health, Dr. Staats is committed to fostering understanding and well-being in every interaction.She has served as AINC Board President since 2022.
Sign up here