Courses

This course presents communication theories and interpersonal skills relevant to conflict resolution, including the understanding of, analysis of, and management of conflict. Completion of the course meets the Kansas Office of Dispute Resolution's training requirements for state approval in core mediation [K.S.A. 5-501 and Rule 902(e)]


June 3-28, 2024
August 19, 2024 to October 13, 2024
This course is an exercise in critical thinking, cultural exploration and self reflection. It explores the cultural dimensions of conflict, including the role of culture in defining conflict for individuals and groups. The dynamics of interpersonal beliefs and socialization, cross cultural conflict theory and issues related to application are also examined.


March 18, 2024 to May 10, 2024
October 14, 2024 to December 13, 2024
This course addresses the multi-dimensional aspects of divorce, including the legal divorce, the psychological divorce, and children of divorce. The second half of the semester focuses on how mediation can empower families, teens, and parents to resolve their interpersonal conflicts using a neutral third party.


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This course will introduce and review the theoretical and historical beginnings of the concept of trauma, which includes the inclusion of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a diagnosis in the DSM III. It will highlight the other forms of recognized traumatic events and stressors that have more recently been brought to light. It will discuss various trauma reactions, effects of stressful events, as well as the treatment of trauma. Resilience and transcendence of trauma will be outlined, with an emphasis on the importance of self-care for clinicians and helping professionals working in this area.


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This course provides an overview of the theories, methods, and practice issues involved in identifying and assessing sources of conflict. Students will learn about organizations, organizational development, causes and sources of conflict within organizations, dispute systems design, and how conflict resolution professionals work as interveners and agents of change.


August 19, 2024 to October 13, 2024
**This noncredit course is not available for academic credit.**This course examines various theories of human aggression and violence, exploring their underlying assumptions about human nature and the causes of violence. Included is an introduction to a range of violence intervention and prevention approaches developed for use at the interpersonal, intergroup and societal level.


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