Upcoming Event

Clinical Work with Polyamory

Case Conceptualization and Treatment

Martha Kauppi LMFT CST-S

Webinar For Clinicians

Date:  April 13, 2023 – 12:00 to 3:00pm EST

Clinical Work with Polyamory: Case Conceptualization and Treatment

As more and more people experiment with non-monogamy, therapists and coaches are being called upon to work with polyamory-related challenges in ways that address maladaptive relational strategies without perpetuating negative cultural bias.

Join Martha Kauppi as she shares her strategies for supporting and strengthening well-functioning polyamory, and helping clients address challenges in ways that support personal growth and relational integrity. Learn what polyamory looks like when it functions well, what is missing when it doesn’t, and how to help clients close the gap.

Expect concrete skill-building, clinical examples, crisp case conceptualization, and the opportunity to ask Martha about your toughest polyamory-related cases.

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Martha Kauppi

Martha Kauppi is a marriage and family therapist, educator, author, speaker, and AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor. Martha has a private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, where she specializes in complex relational therapy, a broad range of sex issues, diverse sexual expression and alternative family structures.

Martha presents unique educational offerings to help therapists all over the world become comfortable, confident, and competent working with sex issues and consensual non-monogamies. 

Author of

Polyamory: A Clinical Toolkit for Therapists (and Their Clients).

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I am an Ottawa-based Registered Psychotherapist and have a full-time private practice. In the past, I worked in social service agencies for many years. I offer individual, relationship, and sex therapy in English, Arabic, and Armenian to adults 18+, and I do not work with minors.

In 2011, I earned a master’s degree in Counselling from the University of Ottawa. I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario (CRPO#001132) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. In addition, I am a Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA#3058). My clinical training focuses on relationship and sex therapy and trauma/PTSD. Since 2013, I have been at Algonquin College as a seasonal professor, teaching courses in mental health and addiction.

I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to publish peer-reviewed articles and contribute chapters concerning Counselling, coming out, and trauma related explicitly to LGBTQ+ refugees and newcomers to Canada. I have presented numerous workshops and continue to offer trainings nationally and internationally on the mental health of LGBTQI+ and SOGIE refugees and asylum seekers.


Professional Work

Early in my professional career, I specialized in individual therapy and served clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and grief. Since then, I have taken my clinical work to a higher level and gained more experience in four areas: PTSD and Trauma, Sexuality and Gender Identity, Sex and Relationship Therapy, and Refugee mental health issues. I have received various trainings in these areas since choosing to specialize. As an example, I received training from Division 56, Trauma Psychology, Physicians for Human Rights, and the Global Institute of Forensic Research in writing immigration evaluations for immigration courts. Furthermore, I have completed multiple trainings in trauma/PTSD therapy and relationship therapy (Poly. Kink). I have participated in numerous training opportunities in the field of sex therapy, sexuality, and gender identity. 

I am a LGBTQI+/poly/kink/CNM supportive and informed therapist.

Therapeutic approaches
In addition to Narrative Exposure Therapy for PTSD (NET), I have also been trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and Experiential Therapy and Focusing. I integrate social justice and rights-based principles into my work as a trauma-informed therapist.

In recognition of my dedication to helping LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers in Canada, I received the 2017 Humanitarian Award from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

AffiliationsI have an international affiliate membership with Division 56, Trauma Psychology, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Global Institute of Forensic Research.


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