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Upcoming Meetings


The 2023 SAART Executive Board would like to thank everyone for your continued support and engagement with our organization. We are honored to serve San Antonio area therapists and are looking forward to our 2023 CEU presentation lineup. We are working to bring a balance to our gatherings this year, as we recognize the importance of face-to-face interactions as well as the convenience factor of virtual presentations. As we finalize details of this year’s calendar, that information will be posted on our website and social media. We are excited with the diversity of suggested topics and hope to meet the needs of our members by providing presenters which reflect emerging trends and specific areas of concern as well as training requirements of the State of Texas. 




As generalized psychology and psychiatry move away from dichotomous views of mental functioning to more of a spectrum-based lens, modern relationship systems are also occurring along a continuum of commitment types. For systems therapists to stay relevant in their field, it is important for us to adapt our foundational models and tools, which were initially focused around hierarchies and dyads, to be more inclusive of the polyamorous community, which ranges in design from mono-plural partnerships.


In this talk, you will learn:

  • Basic terminology and how to use the tools you already know to be more effective with polyamorous systems, called polycules.

  • Tools from seminal ideas such as Attachment Theory, Structural Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy will be expanded and applied to a vignette with group discussion

  • We will also provide a media list for you to consider as you seek to work more with plural partnerships and polycules


**SAART members/attendees will receive 1 CEU for attending this presentation in its entirety.



This presentation is appropriate for professionals in the mental health industry.


Zoom (link to be provided when registering)


Presentation is scheduled to run from 11:00am - 12:00pm (Presenters will be available from 12-12:30 to answer questions!)


About the Presenter

Lavelda Naylor LMFT-S holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and Master’s of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, with over a decade of clinical experience. She has been published in peer reviewed journals on topics including bilingualism in the brain and ADHD medication attrition. As the CEO of Begin Anywhere.Org, an online therapy practice focused on serving marginalized communities within the state of Texas, her treatment foci are LGBTQIIA+ Issues, Neurodivergence, and Polyamorous Partners. Lavelda currently works with therapy and coaching clients remotely. 

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 17th, 2023
Presentation Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 pm
Questions: 12-12:30pm 
Check-in begins at 10:45 a.m.

This event is online

Registration is open.

FREE  for SAART members
 with 2023 membership


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