CEU Seminar Facilitators

Nolan Lawless, LPC

Nolan Lawless is a Licensed Professional Counselor, sex educator, public speaker, and polyamory advocate. He has presented across the United States and Canada on alternative sexuality and alternative relationship models, both to professional and community audiences, and is currently serving as CEU Coordinator for Loving More . Nolan is owner of Mount Scott Counseling in Lawton, Oklahoma, which serves the diverse mental health needs of southwest Oklahoma, including clients with multiple gender identities, sexual orientations, and relationship dynamics. He and his wife are co-founders of the first polyamory support and social group in Lawton, where they live with their two very spoiled dogs, Chester and Daisy.

 

Liz Newsom, LCSW

Elizabeth “Liz” Newsom, LCSW is a sex therapist working with those who identify as kinky and/or practice ethical non-monogamy; cisgender nonconformists, and/or people questioning sexuality; as well as those who need help with things like depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and more.

 

 

Ruby Bouie Johnson, LCSW

Ruby Bouie Johnson is the CEO, Founder, and organizer for PolyDallas Millennium LLC. Ruby is a clinical social worker and sex therapist who has 14 years of experience in a variety of behavioral health settings. Currently, she is private practice in Plano, Texas. Over the last 4 years, Ruby’s clients are kinky, polyamorous, open relationships, sexually and gender fluid clients. Ruby has a strong family and group theoretical and intervention skill set. She is able to work with triads, quads, and polycules with power dynamics and communication within their relationships. Ruby has published in various journals and in the African American Encyclopedia on Criminology. Ruby has presented at Kinky Kollege, Consent Summit, Association of Black Sexologist and Clinicians, American Association of Sexologists, Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and her proposal was accepted by National Education Conference. Consent, Negotiation, and Coercion is Ruby’s service area. She is giving a lot of presentations in the Dallas Area. Ruby Johnson is a contributor for HuffPo and guest blogger. Ruby Johnson is on faculty for the Kink Knowledgeable Program. Mrs. Johnson serves on the board for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. The 4th Annual Symposium is July 13-15, 2018 in Dallas. www.polydallasmillennium.com. Ruby has a hub of information at www.blacksexgeek.net.

 

Robert McGarey, M.A.

BobRobert McGarey, M.A., has a contagious love for life and a quirky sense of humor. He has been leading personal growth groups for forty years, and has been poly for more than thirty five. He has served as the Roving Poly Counselor at five Loving More Conferences. He’s founder and director of the nonprofit Human Potential Center in Austin, Texas, and is the author of the Poly Communication Survival Kit. Contact him by emailing [email protected], calling (512) 441-8988, or visiting www.RobertMcGarey.com.

 

Jessica Fern, M.S.

Jessica Fern is psychotherapist, coach and speaker, specializing in Non-Monogamous Relationships. Jessica loves working with individuals, couples, and Poly loved ones who no longer want to be limited by their reactive relational patterns, cultural conditioning, internalized stories, emotional triggers, insecure attachment styles and past pains, so that they can embody new possibilities in life and love. Jessica holds a Master’s in Conflict Resolution with a focus on Somatic Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Emotional Trigger Work, Non-Violent Communication, Attachment/Trauma Work, and Up leveling Your life.

 

Robyn Trask

Robyn is the Executive Director of Loving More® Non-Profit, a national organizer, and leading activist for polyamory awareness. She is a polyamory counselor, workshop facilitator and writer. Since 2004 Robyn has worked to expand media awareness of polyamory appearing in numerous articles, radio shows and TV including Our America with Lisa Ling, Montel Williams, Baisden After Dark, Michael Baisden Bad Boy Radio Show, Alan Colmes Radio Show, Colin McEnroe Show/NPR, and many others. In addition Robyn works to connect the media with other polyamory activists and individuals. Robyn and Loving More were instrumental in the formation of Polyamory Leadership Network. A national speaker and advocate for polyamory she has been a speaker at conferences, taught at universities and been a featured keynote speaker. Robyn has been openly polyamorous for 28 years, raising three children in a polyamorous family. Robyn has been running polyamory support groups, teaching and facilitating relationship and sexuality workshop since 1999. In addition she counsels polyamorous individuals and families. Currently Robyn is working on two polyamory related books.  www.robyntrask.com/