Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution

Even with the best of intentions, you may disagree with others. This may lead to a conflict where those involved feel angry, upset, helpless, or misunderstood. There are many different types of conflict and also different interventions which can assist in leading to a resolution. Understanding conflict management skills will help establish future solutions when disagreements arise. Your counselor will walk you through common strategies for handling conflict which include avoiding, defeating, compromising, accommodating, and collaborating, Therapy for conflict resolution is an approach to treatment that seeks to help individuals find solutions to certain challenging situations, relieve related mental health symptoms, and develop a skill set that can be used to navigate future conflict.


Truths of conflict resolution:

  • Conflict is both inevitable and natural
  • There are many ways to manage conflict
  • Perspectives are neither right nor wrong
  • Everyone needs control, respect, space, and fairness
  • We often have the ability to influence others but we rarely have the ability to control them

Conflict resolution therapy seeks to provide a balanced mix of therapy and skills training, and a well-trained counselor will generally be able to integrate skill-building activities and therapeutic intervention to those they are treating. Counselors act as mediators, guiding people through conflict and helping them learn how to utilize skills to achieve a win-win outcome. They coach by teaching these skills and prompting the use of them in session. Taking on a healing role, your counselor will help you both mend relationships and understand your past in a way that reveals how it is related to your area of conflict, whether it is relationship-based or otherwise.

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