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Each year, the TASH Conference strengthens the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world. This year’s conference theme, “Gateway to Equity,” explores inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, in living a fair, just, and balanced life. Return to TASH website.
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Friday, December 2 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Let's Be Real! It's not about boundaries; it's about relationships.

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We have been talking and teaching about "professional boundaries" for many decades now. Fortunately the conversation about the importance of relationships is offering new thinking and shifting the old paradigm.
In this session, we will look at the new research by Dr. Brown - about what real healthy boundaries look like. We will investigate how we can be honest about our personal boundaries and how they might influence our work. This part of the work requires us to be vulnerable and honest with ourselves and to act with true integrity. We will also examine how not to let our own boundaries get in the way of honoring those we are in relationship with. By showing people what real boundaries we can help others do the same for themselves. We will spend time discussing how we can use this way of thinking to support and deepen those relationships that are so vital to helping others live full and rewarding lives.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 
a) identify the difference between "professional" and healthy boundaries,
b) examine how their own boundaries may make it difficult to deepen relationships.
c) discuss how vulnerability and integrity play a role in how we define our boundaries and our relationships. 

Moderators
Friday December 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm CST
Frisco/Burlington 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103