8a. October 18, 2024 AM: Facilitating Tough Conversations with Students and Clients Following High-Profile and Emotional Events (VIRTUAL)

Friday, October 18, 2024
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Pre-register by October 11, 2024

This is a virtual course, and will take place over Zoom.

A link to this virtual course will be sent one week prior to the event.

3 CEHs

$30.00 SLU Alumni and pre-registered SLU practicum instructors

$50.00 All others

Course Description
Presenter: Kenya Brumfield-Young, MLS, MSCJ and Heather Lewis, M.S.W., Ed.S., BCBA

Title: Facilitating Tough Conversations with Students and Clients Following High-Profile and Emotional Events

• Understand the concepts of multi-partiality as it pertains to group dynamics
• Understand the multi-levels of topical analysis as it pertains to group dynamics
• Understand and articulate the importance of intention versus impact as it pertains to group dynamics.
• Applying LARA during difficult conversations to help people garner a better understanding of one another’s position on issues.

Course description:  One often encounters challenging conversations in classrooms and other workspaces, particularly following high-profile events that spark emotion and intense public reaction. This course focuses on approaching and facilitating conversations with students and other groups related to these events, providing approaches for effectively facilitating them. 

Participants will gain insights into fundamental facilitation strategies such as identifying group dynamics, employing multi partiality, and utilizing LARA to help navigate these conversations. This knowledge will help participants gain confidence in navigating tough conversations and situations.

Bio: Kenya Brumfield-Young, MLS, MSCJ is an Assistant Professor and the Internship Coordinator for the Criminology/Criminal Justice Program within the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University. 

Bio: Heather Lewis, M.S.W., Ed.S., BCBA serves a dual role as the Assistant Director of Field Education for students pursuing their MSW or MS ABA degrees as well as clinical faculty in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at Saint Louis University. She is a Social Worker and Licensed Behavior Analyst, consulting in school, home, and clinic-based settings for over 20 years. 

Heather develops and supervises behaviorally based programs, with a particular interest in supervision and training of future practitioners.  She presents in local and national workshops and conferences covering issues common in the fields of behavior analysis and social work, including supervision and mentorship

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