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Improve How Your Perceive and Approach Conflict

Conflict Resolution
Dates: June 25, 26
Times: 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Tuition: $200
Trainers: Dawn Lehman, MA and
Mary Jo Harwood, MSW, LSW
Conflict presents opportunity. The conflicts you face in everyday life are opportunities to have constructive conversations, to resolve issues peacefully, and to enhance your interactions with others to have more meaningful and less stressful relationships. During this 15 hour course, participants improve how they perceive and approach conflict. Experienced instructors assist participants in developing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral skills that foster productive outcomes of conflict while reducing negative impacts on personal or professional relationships. Completion of the 15 hours results in a certificate of completion and serves as a prerequisite for participation in the 24-hour Mediation class. Full attendance is required for certificate. 

Dates: June 27, 28, 29, 2012
Times: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Tuition: $350
Trainers: Dawn Lehman, MA and
Mary Jo Harwood, MSW, LSW

This 24-hour experiential course builds on basic conflict resolutionskills to assist participants in becoming proficient in a party centered, transformative mediation model. If you are seeking techniques and tools to enhance effective communication with and between people, especially your ability to act as a third party for others(such as employees or family members in conflict situations) you will find this course invaluable. Participants learn skills that promote constructive conversation and ways to help people in conflict work out their own solutions. Conflict Resolution is a prerequisite to this course.
Together the goals of Conflict Resolution and Mediation are to:

  •  Replace attitudes and styles of ineffective communication with tools and techniques for engaging in conflict effectively and peacefully in everyday life
  • Develop a comfort level with how people express conflict
  • Acquire tools for initiating and facilitating constructive conversation between people or groups of people
  • Learn an orientation, foundational principles and skills for acknowledging, addressing and supporting others in generating options for conflicts that come up in every day circumstances
  • Provide participants with a basic mediation training
  • Increase people’s awareness of constructive alternatives to resolving conflict beyond the use of violence & litigation.

The Effective Providers for Child Victims of Violence Program (EP Program)
Date: Monday, June 11th 2012
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Tuition: $65
Trainers: Prabha Sankaranarayan, MS,
Toya Jones, MSW, LSW,
Cynthia A. Snyder, MSW, LCSW
CE Credits Available
The EP Program goal is to increase the capacity and effectiveness of mental health professionals providing services to children victimized by violence. The EP Program is part of the U.S. Attorney General’s Defending Childhood initiative, launched in September 2010 to address children’s exposure to violence as victims and as witnesses. This is a one-day workshop for local mental health service providers conducted by EP Trainers in communities nationwide. The community workshops are approved by APA to offer CE credits.

The EP Program Curriculum
The program’s research-based curriculum was developed by the APA Violence Prevention Office in collaboration with NCVC and Childhelp and with assistance from nationally recognized experts in violence; trauma; victimization; trauma assessment; trauma-focused,evidence-based treatments; and diversity and culture issues. The program curriculum addresses the following areas:
1. The impact of violence in children’s lives
2. The role of diversity and culture in victimization and treatment
3. Assessment tools
4. Trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment models
5. Family-oriented, collaborative treatment approach 
The program is approved for 7 credit hours through APA. An\additional payment of $25.00, payable to CVVC, is required. Please register by calling 412-482-3240 x214.

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