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Intervening With a Peer: When Avoiding is Enabling

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Michael R. Pollard, LCSW, identifies strategies for managing difficult conversations with those close to us.

Product Description

Overview

How can we successfully challenge a friend, family or community member’s unhealthy behaviors while still maintaining a good relationship? At what point does our desire to avoid conflict actually enable the behavior we are trying to address? Michael R. Pollard, LCSW, identifies strategies for managing difficult conversations with those close to us.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Learn how to set effective boundaries in challenging conversations;
  2. Explore how self-care positively affects our ability to support others; and
  3. Identify strategies for minimizing enabling behaviors.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

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

  1. Have I examined the eroding effects of enabling on my own sense of integrity?
  2. Do I know how to take charge of a conversation without controlling it?
  3. What are some ways can I manage my emotions in a difficult conversation?