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Recognizing & Understanding Mental Health Issues During Negotiations

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Do you know how to recognize the characteristics of individuals with mental health issues? Participants in this program will gain a basic understanding of human psychological motivations and will acquire an understanding of how negation dynamics can precipitate, and be disrupted by, mental health issues. Participants will also learn how to create a bargaining plan that addresses the particular need of negotiators, clients, and/or parties that reach beyond the scope of traditional negotiation.

Topics will include:

Primary prisms through which individuals process well-being and safety

Basic neurology of trauma and attachment wounds

How the neo-cortex translates limbic responses into automatic thoughts, core beliefs, and schemas

How to identify when and in what manner mental health issues manifest during negations

Effective strategies and tactics to handle mental health issues as they arise in negotiation

Robert Terris
4/10/2014 12:00 AM
Robert is an adjunct professor at both UC Hastings College of Law (teaching negotiations) and Golden Gate University (graduate psychology). He is a licensed attorney, therapist, and mediator ( practicing understanding-based mediation for over thirteen years in a variety of family and legal settings). Robert is also an executive coach, advising managers on how to create positive organizational change and improve staff collaboration and communication. Robert has a J.D. from Berkeley Law (University of California), an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute, and an M.S. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Gothenburg University.
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