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“How do you react in a conflict situation with someone else?”Dr. Tim
Who are the presenters?
Dr. Tim Paquette is a licensed psychologist and the Assistant Director of Northern Illinois University’s Counseling and Consultation Services department. He completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and has been working at NIU since 2004. When he was six years old, his family adopted his sister who was born in Seoul, South Korea. This event had a significant impact on Dr. Paquette, and it provided the foundation for his interest in multicultural and cross-cultural issues. His other areas of professional interest include relationship concerns, conflict management, and college student development. Dr. Paquette has been a PYLP presenter for many years now, and he had the honor of traveling to Cebu City, Philippines in August 2011 for the PYLP Year 8 Follow-On Program.
Dr. Manisha Rustagi has been working as a Staff Counselor at Counseling and Consultation Services for Northern Illinois University since August 2018. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, in 2019. Dr. Rustagi’s lived experiences related to growing up in Delhi, India, and then moving to the U.S. for graduate school had a significant impact on her identity development as a bicultural, bi-ethnic, and multicultural individual. As such, she is passionate about multicultural and social justice issues. Her other areas of special interest include trauma, supervision and training, positive interpersonal relationships, compassion for self and others, couples therapy, and group therapy. In her work, she uses an integrative approach that combines tenets of emotion-focused therapy, interpersonal process, systems perspective, gestalt therapy, and positive psychology. She is also enthusiastic about outreach services as it helps her to connect with students and faculty at a broader level. This is her first time presenting at PYLP.
What is the presentation about?
The focus of this presentation is to understand the personal conflict styles of oneself and others in order to help with conflict management process. The following conflict styles are discussed: Avoiding, Collaborating, and Competing.
Students and leaders will reflect on the following questions:
- How do you react in a conflict situation with someone else?
- How have others responded to you during a conflict?
To do the tasks below and accomplish the learning outcomes, please watch this video presentation below or watch via YouTube.
What are your tasks and the learning outcomes?
- On Your Own: To explain the impact of personal conflict styles in the conflict management process
- With A Team: To critique how might the three conflict styles affect a given situation
- With Your Community: To survey 20 community members and distinguish what conflict style would work best in the community