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Effective Supervision: Managing Difficult Conversations & Conflicts - Cleveland
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When: Friday, January 26, 2018
9:00 AM
Where: United States

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Effective Supervision: Managing Difficult Conversations & Conflicts This workshop will present supervisors with strategies for managing difficult conversations with supervisees. It will begin by distinguishing between helpful, supportive, behavior and professional enabling. The various roles a supervisor needs to play will be defined, and supervisors will learn how to move consciously from one role to another. Next, using role-plays and case studies, supervisors will be guided through the process of creating a supervision strategy that encourages direct conversation as a way of responding to situations before they become conflictual. Finally, the role of due-process –- the supervisee’s right to understand the process of supervision and how they are being evaluated and will be described. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Define the various supervisory roles. 2. Distinguish between supportive behavior and enabling in the supervisory relationship. 3. Develop a supervision strategy that fits their personal style as a supervisor and encourages the professional development of the supervisee while minimizing confrontation and conflict. 4. Implement a supervision approach which takes into consideration the rights of the supervisee. Cecile Brennan, Ph.D., LPCC-S is a licensed professional clinical counselor with a supervisory designation, a school counselor, a counselor educator and a clinician in private practice. She received her counseling education at Cleveland State University and has been actively engaged in the profession since becoming licensed. Dr. Brennan’s primary areas of scholarly inquiry are counseling ethics, the interface of spirituality and counseling, and the socio-cultural context of mental dysfunction. Presently, Dr. Brennan is Chair of the Department of Counseling at John Carroll University. Dr. Brennan has been active in a number of professional organizations and regularly presents at local, state and national counseling conferences. In addition, she has written a number of scholarly articles and book chapters. Prior to her present position at John Carroll University, she taught in the Art Therapy & Counseling Program at Ursuline College and has worked as a high school teacher and counselor.

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John Carroll University

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John Carroll University - Dolan 202-203

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1 John Carroll Blvd

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University Heights

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