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047 | Healthy People, Healthy Relationships: How Conflict in Relationships Can be the Catalyst for Deeper Healing

Preconference Workshops


Debra Fileta, M.A.



Approved For CE

Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, and Coaches

Approved For CME/CEU




Couples facing regular conflict and routine marital tension often fail to realize there tends to be a conflict pattern that comes up repeatedly in their relationships. Interestingly enough, that conflict pattern is often rooted in both their emotional health in the present and the emotional wounds of their past. In this presentation, licensed mental health professionals and ministry leaders will learn how to identify these patterns of conflict within their clients and how trauma and emotional pain from past experiences are possibly root problems for couples. Additionally, participants will be able to see conflict within their clients as an invitation to deeper healing and learn how to resolve it through the process of healing from the past and becoming emotionally healthy in the present. In this workshop, the presenter will show participants strategies that will help clients work through navigating the past to bring healing in the present.

Learning Objectives

Identify patterns of conflict in a relationship
Describe patterns that are created from past trauma and emotional pain, and make connections as to how the trauma and pain may be impacting a couple’s conflict pattern in the present
Discuss strategies that mental health professionals and ministry leaders can use to foster healing from both the past and practical steps for conflict resolution in the present