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Human Services Network of Colorado

Fostering Positive Relationships

  • 04/25/2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar
  • 30


  • for members of the Colorado Housing & Finance Authority

Registration is closed

This workshop provides tools which help practitioners to empower clients with unhealthy relationship backgrounds, offering them a better chances for success going forward.

Relationships are a fundamental part of our lives as human beings. Often the focus in professional settings is recognizing and challenging unhealthy relationships. However, understanding the fundamental components of healthy relationships is key to building the client's skills to allow them to foster healthy relationships.

This training will provide helping professionals with psychoeducation on the psychological roots of building healthy relationships, techniques on how to build your client's skills in developing healthy relationships, and opportunities to practice implementing those skills.

It also offers practitioners an opportunity to explore how their personal relationships affect their interactions with clients.

Learn how to intentionally model healthy relationships with your client through

  • Boundary Setting
  • Parallel Processing
  • Modeling healthy relationships

Learn how to use strength-based approaches to promote positive relationships in your clients through:

  • Psychoeducation on recognizing healthy relationships
  • Techniques to help clients cope with uncomfortable feelings
  • Using a client-led approach to empower clients in setting boundaries and relationship standards

Learn practical tools to teach your clients how to foster positive relationships in their lives using

  • The 5 secrets of communication
  • Gottman Relationship Theory
  • Healthy Communication techniques


 Presenter: Marisol Velez Murray is the director of Marisol Homes, an extended stay shelter for single and expectant mothers and their children. Marisol is a licensed professional counselor. She specializes in populations that have experienced intimate partner violence, Latinx immigrant population, and complex trauma. She has extensive experience in mental health crisis stabilization and response and has worked in a variety of positions with individuals across the lifespan.

Eligible for two hours Certificate of Completion

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