WHAT IS THE SURROGATE PARTNER COLLECTIVE?
We are a network of surrogate partner therapy practitioners and collaborating clinicians, providing certification, continuing education, advocacy, and outreach.
WHAT IS A SURROGATE PARTNER?
A surrogate partner is a trained professional whose role is to partner with the client. The therapist, surrogate partner, and client, working together, design experiential exercises that remove anxiety and build awareness and skills in the areas the client wishes to enhance. Exercises are chosen for their therapeutic value and relevance to the client's goals, but generally involve trust, body image, touch, relaxation, communication, social skills, sensuality, and physical and emotional intimacy. The surrogate partner participates with the client in these exercises. The surrogate partner and client form a temporary relationship for the sake of reaching the client's therapeutic goals.