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Managing Expectations: Skills for Interpersonal Success

$25.00

Emily R. Cash, Psy.D., explores how to adjust our expectations and work towards healthier, more productive relationships.

1 hour

Product Description

Overview

The phrase “setting yourself up to fail” is often used to describe situations where we are doomed from the start. One we would all benefit from using more often is “setting yourself up for success.” This often hinges on our expectations, especially when it comes to relationships. What do you bring to the room in terms of expectations about others’ behavior? How does that negatively and positively impact your interactions with others? Emily R. Cash, Psy.D, explores how to adjust our expectations and work towards healthier, more productive relationships.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Explore how past experiences influence common interpersonal expectations;
  2. Identify ways to challenge and adjust thought patterns that contribute to inaccurate expectations; and
  3. Learn how to develop healthier, more realistic expectations in interpersonal and ministry relationships.

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. When have I experienced hurt or disappointment as a result of unrealistic expectations of others?
  2. What is the model for communication in my family?
  3. Is there a time that I have adjusted my expectations about another person’s behavior and experienced a positive result?