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Friday, October 18 • 7:45am - 10:00am
Breakfast Mini-Plenary: Avoiding Avoidance—Managing Family Dynamics

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Breakfast is available at 7:45 am - the session begins at 8:30 am.

Conflict is neither inherently good nor bad. Conflict will always occur in a family or organization that’s growing, evolving, and changing. In this session participants will explore typical situations where families might find themselves falling into the avoidance trap, and identify useful strategies for “avoiding avoidance” and other related tips and tools for managing family conflict.

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Dr. Stephen Treat

CEO Emeritus, Council for Relationships
Dr. Stephen R. Treat is a Senior Staff Therapist and former Director and CEO of Council for Relationships. In his role as CEO, he managed the organization’s operations, numerous professional and public educational programs, and his own busy clinical practice. Dr. Treat continues... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 7:45am - 10:00am CDT
Chicago Ballroom F-H, 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611