Successfully Managing Conflict: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?
April 4, 2012
Sorrell Center, Room 1005
The speaker for this session will be Dr. Patrick Friman, PhD, ABPP, Director Clinical Services, Boystown Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UNMC. If two people agree on absolutely everything… they are probably the same person because it is simply not possible for two people to agree on all things. Although it is true that disagreement usually leads to conflict, conflict is not necessarily a bad thing. It is actually a normal and necessary part of all human relationships. Dr. Friman will discuss the nature of conflicts, what happens when they are ignored or avoided, how perceptions play a role, how anger can be expected and dealt with, and how dealing with conflict presents an opportunity to grow psychologically, emotionally, and socially.