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Relationships Matter


This workshop consists of 2 interactive modules offered via Zoom at 10:00 am-12:15 pm Central Time (CT) on November 3, 2022, and 10:00 am-12:15 pm Central Time (CT) on November 4, 2022. Participants earn a digital badge and certificate upon completing both modules and a post-workshop evaluation.

Workshop Description

Have you ever wished that teaching could be more fun and more effective more often? We believe it can! The first step in this process is building a relationship with each student. Clinical Psychology offers a unique perspective on this. The same skill sets that facilitate relationship building and healing in the consulting room are transferable to the classroom. This workshop seeks to explore best practices for relationship building through lectures, story sharing, PowerPoint presentations, videos, breakout room activities, and opportunities for full group discussion. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants can:

  • Translate the relationship building skills used by clinical psychologists into effective classroom management tools.
  • Adopt an engaging presence and bring optimism, warmth, and enthusiasm into the classroom.
  • Incorporate principles of rapport building and bonding into their teaching.
  • Use active placebo effects to increase student learning.
  • Use principles of behavior modification to build structures that support risk taking.
  • Apply the above competencies in face-to-face and virtual classroom settings.

Location

Registrants will be provided with the login credentials via email prior to the start of the event.

Registration

Registration Type
Early Registration Fee
on or before
October 27, 2022
Registration Fee
after
October 27, 2022
Member$200$300
Non-Member$300$400

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing prior to October 20, 2022. A refund of the workshop fee, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by October 20, 2022. Refunds will not be given after October 20, 2022 or for no-shows. Registrants who have an outstanding balance and do not attend the workshop are responsible for the $25 administrative fee. Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to the workshop by submitting a written request to Kelley Berley. The individual requesting the transfer is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the transfer.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

By registering for one or more of these modules, you consent to being recorded for any purpose whatsoever, and you release NISOD and The University of Texas at Austin and their officers and representatives from any liability for infringement of any rights, and you expressively authorize and permit the use of your name, voice, and likeness and all reproductions thereof, for any purpose whatsoever, in perpetuity in any media now known or hereafter devised, without limitation and without compensation.

About the Facilitator

Juan R. Abascal, a graduate of Rutgers University and Kent State University, is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Miami Dade College. He was awarded an Endowed Teaching Chair and has received NISOD’s Excellence Award. Dr. Abascal was also honored with the Service Learning Professor of the Year Award. As a graduate of the Salzburg International Education Institute, Dr. Abascal has been involved in the Global Education Initiative, as well as the Earth Ethics Institute. He has served as a Department Chairperson, Associate Dean, Academic Dean, and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. Dr. Abascal and Dr. Brucato have conducted numerous seminars on effective teaching, personal effectiveness, and stress mastery. They have co-authored two books: Essential Elements for Effectiveness – Optimal Functioning Through Positive Psychology and Stress Mastery – The Art of Coping Gracefully.  He is a co-founder of MindWorks International, Inc., a creative performance consulting firm focused on optimal functioning, effective teaching, and transformational leadership in institutions of higher learning.

Dominic Brucato, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Kent State University, is a Clinical Psychologist and Retired Professor of Psychology at Miami Dade College. He was the recipient of an Endowed Teaching Chair and the Service Learning Professor of the Year Award. He also served as a Core Council Member of the Earth Ethics Institute and was involved with the Global Education Initiative. Dr. Brucato and Dr. Abascal have conducted numerous seminars on effective teaching, personal effectiveness, and stress mastery. They have co-authored two books: Essential Elements for Effectiveness – Optimal Functioning Through Positive Psychology and Stress Mastery – The Art of Coping Gracefully.  Dr. Brucato co-founded MindWorks International, Inc., a creative performance consulting firm focused on optimal functioning, effective teaching, and transformational leadership in institutions of higher learning.

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