Improve your interpersonal skills at the Fairfield University Bookstore

Improve your interpersonal skills at the Fairfield University Bookstore

Image: D Hulse Killacky Would you like to learn how to effectively deal with others at home and on the job? Join Diana Hulse, Ed.D., professor and chair of Counselor Education at Fairfield University, and retired law enforcement Captain Peter J. McDermott for "Learning Skills for Living and Working Effectively With Others" at the Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield. This workshop will take place Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Hulse and Captain McDermott, who have co-authored three articles on the topic for the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, will discuss several key interpersonal skills, including tips for giving, receiving and clarifying corrective feedback and facilitating interactions in group settings. They believe the discussion will benefit teachers, supervisors, parents and anyone else seeking insights on dealing with others.

"We view this session as a conversation about interpersonal skills and their often overlooked value in our everyday lives," said Dr. Hulse.

Dr. Hulse has a long and distinguished history of professional service to the counseling profession. In 2004 she was honored as one of four inaugural fellows in the American Counseling Association. Her teaching and research interests include group work training and practice, corrective feedback, counseling supervision, and mentoring for professional development. She is the lead author of Making Task Groups Work in Your World. She was recently named Graduate Teacher of the Year at Fairfield.

In 2009 Captain McDermott retired after a 47-year career in law enforcement. He first worked in the West Harford Police Department for 28 years, the last 11 years as a captain. He next served as a commander at the Windsor Police Department for more than 10 years. He was an adjunct instructor and full-time instructor at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden, Conn. Captain McDermott is a graduate of the 121st session of the FBI National Academy; he earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of New Haven.

Posted On: 04-17-2012 11:04 AM

Volume: 44 Number: 271