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with Gary Harper, principal of Harper and Associates

Empowering the Victim in Conflict

Those of us who work in the helping professions must frequently work with clients who are ensconced in the “victim mode” of conflict. What can we do to support these clients to let go of the comfortable role of playing victim? How do we avoid reinforcing this dynamic without ‘donning our cape’ and adopting the role of hero?

Gary will offer strategies based on his years of experience as a mediator and conflict resolution teacher and engage us in a discussion on how we can best assist someone to shift from victim to problem-solver.


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Date:            Thursday, January 16, 2014  —  12:00 – 1:30 pm

Location:       Suite 700 – 1090 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
                    Adler School of Professional Psychology
                    (Southeast corner of Georgia at Thurlow Street)

Cost:            Without lunch: $10
With lunch:   non-members $20;  members $15

Lunch:          Catered sandwiches, salad, tea and coffee
(Advance Registration required for lunch)

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About Our Speaker:

Gary Harper is principal of Harper and Associates which specializes in conflict resolution training. With a background in personal injury law, store management and insurance regulation, Gary understood early on the importance of clear and compassionate communication. This understanding led him into the field of conflict resolution and mediation in 1991, and since then he has worked with a wide variety of organizations – from health care to the film industry to many levels of government.

Gary presently focuses on teaching and writing. He does this as a member of the instructional team at the Centre for Conflict Resolution at the Justice Institute of BC. As an instructor he encourages students to examine their own role in conflict and to choose more productive approaches. In 2004, he authored The Joy of Conflict Resolution: Transforming Victims, Villains and Heroes in the Workplace and at Home.  He also writes a conflict resolution blog at www.joyofconflict.wordpress.com.

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