Association for Conflict Resolution - Chicago Chapter

What Marriage Counseling Taught Me About Resolving Business Partnership Disputes

  • 09 Nov 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Kirkland and Ellis, LLP 300 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654
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ACR Chicago Seminar – NOVEMBER 9, 2016


There are many similarities between the business dynamic and family dynamic towards resolving conflict.  Effective communication is necessary in order to cultivate healthy relationships between family members.  Likewise, effective communication is necessary for resolving conflict in business partnerships.  By drawing on couples and family therapy theory and techniques, this presentation will teach you how to effectively communicate with your business partners.  You will learn how effective communication and conflict resolution requires responsibility, vulnerability, and trust for the business partnership to grow stronger.  

DATE:              Wednesday, November 9, 2016

LOCATION:  Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
                       300 N. La Salle
                       Chicago, IL 60654

TIME:             5:30pm – 7:15pm

COST:            Free for ACR Members
                       $20.00 for non-ACR members

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Justin received his clinical education from
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  He is the owner and a psychotherapist of Tobin Counseling Group, a group practice in downtown Chicago that offers individual, couples, family and group counseling.  As a seasoned clinician, Justin has helped many individuals with anxiety, depression, panic attacks and trauma.  When working with couples and families, he has helped improve communication, build trust and enhance honesty in their relationships.  Justin has also worked with numerous business owners who are struggling with conflict in their workplace.  He utilizes his clinical education in these settings to encourage each client to engage honestly in the conversation, while creating a safe environment to be vulnerable with one another. 

In 2013, he was awarded Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers for creating and implementing a support network for all Illinois social workers in private practice.  Justin has presented on numerous topics to a variety of audiences, including diagnosing mental health issues, reading body language, and building a successful private practice. 

His belief is that every client has the opportunity to make the change they seek.  Coupled with his warmth, sincerity, and experience, Justin consistently challenges his clients to find solutions and sustain change.

This program is approved for continuing education units by Margaret S. Powers for all Licensed Mental Health Providers in Illinois.

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