Working Though Career-Life Balance, Conflict, and Forgiveness

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Issues of conflict and forgiveness impact our relationships and may compromise our work-life balance.  How we recognize and work through conflict may impact well-being and life-satisfaction. In this Webinar we will introduce essential components to understanding forgiveness and how conflicts may be addressed, and perhaps alleviated, or at least worked through.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the conceptualizations of interpersonal and intrapersonal forgiveness.
  2. Utilize the Forgiveness Reconciliation Model to conceptualize pathways to addressing conflict and forgiveness.
  3. Introduce the Forgiveness Reconciliation Inventory as a way to help clients (and ourselves) process through issues of conflict and forgiveness.

Presenter Bio:

Rick Balkin, Ph.D., LPC, NCC is a Professor, Assistant Department Chair of Leadership and Counselor Education, and Coordinator of Educational Research and Design in the School of Education at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of Practicing Forgiveness: A Path Toward Healing, published by Oxford University Press. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. Rick is a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; past-president for the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling; and former editor of the Journal of Counseling & Development, the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association.

Rick began practice as a professional counselor in 1993 and has worked in academe since 2003.  Rick has over 90 publications, which include text books on assessment in counseling, research, and the counseling relationship, published tests and technical manuals, peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and conference proceedings.  His counseling experience with at-risk youth was formative to his research agenda, which includes understanding the role of counseling and relevant goals for adolescents in crisis and counseling outcomes.  He has published in the area of religious diversity and forgiveness and developed a model and measure for working through issues of forgiveness and conflict.