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Lunchtime Seminars in the UW Tower Auditorium

All sessions are held in the UW Tower Auditorium from noon to 1 p.m.

UW CareLink presents the fall 2014 seminar series. The focus of the three sessions is common areas of concern in the workplace—working with conflict, strengthening relationships, and decoding non-verbal communication. Please join us for one or all of the sessions, and feel free to bring your lunch!

How to Work Well With Conflict—Thursday, October 2

This training will provide an opportunity for the participants to see actual confrontation and conflict through film and role play. Content of this seminar will include:

This seminar is free, but please register to attend.

Presented by Althea Brandis, MA, LMHC. Althea has worked as a counselor with both individuals and couples for over 10 years and has extensive experience in the areas of personal growth, relationship issues, depression, and trauma.

Strengthening our Relationships in the Workplace—Thursday, November 13

Having positive working relationships with colleagues, supervisors, and customers can have many benefits, including making the job easier and more enjoyable, allowing for easier resolution of problems when they do arise, and helping serve as a buffer to workplace stress. Unfortunately, unless we are mindful in our communications, these work relationships can be strained by the pace, workload, deadlines, and overall stress of our jobs. Content of this seminar will include:

This seminar is free, but please register to attend.

Presented by Alex Smith, LMHC, CEAP. Alex is a licensed mental health counselor and certified employee assistance professional. His experience includes over 20 years in the employee assistance program field providing counseling, training, consultation, and critical incident management services.

Communication Without Words: Unawareness of How We Share Information—Wednesday, January 7

This training focuses on reading and misreading non-verbal messages from one another and what factors may be involved in the struggle to understand. This is done with real-life workplace examples through film and written illustrations. Content of this seminar will include:

This is free, but please register to attend.

Presented by Althea Brandis, MA, LMHC. Althea has worked as a counselor with both individuals and couples for over 10 years and has extensive experience in the areas of personal growth, relationship issues, depression, and trauma.