Polyamory Study Update

My last post was about a study being conducted by Marriage and Family Therapy graduate students Martha Kauppi and Nick Wittwer at Edgewood College in Madison, WI.  Based on feedback from the initial participants in the study, the survey has been revised.  I’ll let you read it in their own words.

The original version of the study was launched and we received a generous amount of really invaluable feedback. Based on the feedback we got, we decided to make some changes to our survey. The changes make our study much more nuanced but our survey is now considerably longer. Additionally, and very unfortunately, we had to start all over gathering results so even people who filled out our survey before will need to fill it out again if they want to be included in the study. We feel the inconvenience is outweighed by the many advantages of the improvements and we hope you will feel the same way.

Our goal is still to bring more information and understanding about open relationships to health and mental health care providers. The survey is completely anonymous, and is expected to take between 20 minutes and an hour to fill out depending on personal relationship circumstances.

Please help us get  a national representative sample by spreading the link to our survey widely. The only requirement to participate is that you must be currently in a polyamorous relationship of any style and duration.


Thanks very much!!

Martha Kauppi and Nick Wittwer,
MFT Students at Edgewood College, Madison, WI

About awentherapy

I am Jay Blevins, LMFT (www.awentherapy.com). I am a licensed systems therapist with a private practice in Madison, WI. While I work with individuals and partners around a wide variety of issues, my primary focus in on alternative relationship structures, alternative sex and sexuality, and power dynamics. I am a contributor to various relationship and sexuality blogs and publications and have been a frequent presenter at alternative lifestyle events and psychotherapy conferences.
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