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Boundaries and Their Impact on Ministerial Effectiveness

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Emily R. Cash, Psy.D., explores common relational patterns and their impact on our personal and professional effectiveness.

Product Description

Overview

Boundaries, or the way we interact with others, help define our relationships; they set limits for how we respond to and share information with those around us. Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries isn’t always easy but is essential for effective ministry.

Emily R. Cash, Psy.D. explores common relational patterns and their impact on our personal and professional effectiveness. Participants will learn the common types of boundaries in relationships, explore what drives personal relational styles, and discuss concrete strategies for modeling healthier boundaries in your own life.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Identify characteristics of different types of boundaries or relational patterns;
  2. Explore how boundaries can impact ministerial effectiveness;
  3. Learn strategies for working with individuals with different types of relational styles; and
  4. Identify ways to model healthy boundaries in their own lives.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, religious, diocesan lay ministers, parish staff, seminarians, and those involved in vocations, formation, and personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. How should I respond when I feel like someone is constantly invading my personal space? How can I respond in a way that is caring but clear and direct?
  2. If I consistently feel uncomfortable around a parishioner, how do I handle that? What can I do to make the situation better?
  3. Can people with unhealthy boundaries really change their behavior or learn to recognize the impact they have on others?