Navigating Conflict for Mental Health Professionals (West Coast)


When: Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2518 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California 94702
2518 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA
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Conflict is inevitable in human relationships, especially in times of transition.

Mental health professionals act in different roles to help parties work through conflict:  as couple and family therapists, mediators,  co-parenting counselors, parenting coordinators, child specialists and collaborative professionals. Yet some therapists are not comfortable and skillful with moving from conflict to problem solving to reach concrete agreements.

This seminar will explore the challenges in shifting from providing therapy to helping parties work through conflict, and will present a structure for reaching agreements using the concepts and tools of the Understanding-Based conflict resolution model.

Focus of the Training:
• Identify and analyze conflict patterns and dynamics that hinder resolution.
• Determine when to demonstrate understanding of facts,  emotions, or  both.
• Analyze the conditions, attitudes and beliefs that get  to helping parties work through conflict and the triggers that derail the process.
• Identify the steps and process to establish an effective and agreed-upon framework for working through conflict.
• Utilize reference points  to explain to parties the role of laws, rules and behavioral research in their decision-making process.
• Enable parties to work from understanding what is important to each of them and the reality they face to a concrete set of agreements.

Who Should Attend:
Anyone whose work involves helping people in conflict: including therapists, mediators, co-parent counselors,  parenting coordinators, child specialists, and human resource staff.

Continuing Education Credits:

Mental Health: The Center for Understanding in Conflict is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Center for Understanding in Conflict maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  BBS licensees may also receive credit from The Center for Understanding in Conflict as a provider approved by the California Psychological Association.  This course qualifies for 10 CE credits.

Legal:  The Center for Understanding in Conflict is an accredited provider of California Continuing Legal Education.  The Navigating Conflict for Mental Health Professionals Training will qualify for 10 CA MCLE credit hours.

Dates and times:  September 22, 1:00-5:00 pm and  September 23, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Fee:  $450 (discount for CUC Connect members)
Location:  2518 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Faculty: Catherine Conner and Dr. Stacey Shuster