Communicating in a World of Chaos - Three sessions to tweak communication skills!
The goal of these presentations is to empower students, staff, and faculty to maneuver effectively through difficult, sometimes contentious communication encounters in the home, workplace, or community. Presentations focus on differentiating between news and fake news, engaging successfully with family over the holidays, and understanding our own internal reactions to certain encounters with others.
9:30 a.m. | "Separating Fact from Fiction"
April Martinez & Lili Cano
In a world of chaos and instant news how can you know what to trust? Assistant Director of Library Services, April Martinez and Public Services Librarian, Lili Cano will help you figure out how to check facts and sources in your research and news.
11:00 a.m. | “Surviving Thanksgiving: When your family communication is conflicted”
Amber Meyers, MA, ABD
Amber Meyers is an autism advocate whose doctoral studies center on the needs of autistic youth as they transition into college. She is on the autism spectrum as is the majority of her very large family. She teaches communication on the TCC Northeast campus to encourage all students to explore ways to diversify their communication styles to better meet the needs of all members of society. She is a believer in equity for all minoritized groups and works with several organizations to promote better representation across systems of education.
12:30 p.m. | “Navigating Internal Chaos & Moving Towards Connection”
Kimberly Dunkin MA, LPC, SEP
Kimberly works as a licensed professional counselor with clients at Restoration Counseling in Fort Worth. She is passionate about helping adults and adolescents overcome PTSD, somatic issues, phobias, addictions, and trauma. Kimberly earned a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University. She is trained in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and BASE (Relational Bodywork and Somatic Education). She is an expert on the three internal polyvagal states that we experience as we interact with others and our environment.
Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 9:30am to 2:00pm
NCAB Northeast Communication Arts Building, Larry Davis College Hall 1111
828 W. Harwood Road, Hurst, TX 76054