Clergy Wellness Workshop – Personality Disorders in the Church
September 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$30
There are always one or two people in your congregation who know exactly how to push your buttons, alienate others, stir up discord, or otherwise interfere with the smooth, healthy functioning of the church’s ministry. This webinar will explore the personality disorders that are often behind people’s difficult, obstructive, and/or frustrating behavior and how you can become more effective in dealing with them. While we will be addressing clinical material, the emphasis is not on diagnosis but on recognizing patterns of behavior and understanding the motivation behind them. Through understanding, you can begin to take your encounters with such people less personally. This restores balance to your interactions, enabling you to set healthy boundaries that protect you and your congregation from toxic behavior.
Sue Magrath is a retired mental health counselor with many years experience working with both personality-disordered individuals and the clergy whose ministries are impacted by them.
This is part of an ongoing series of web-based ZOOM workshops on clergy wellness, hosted by the Formation Committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry. A minimum of 10 participants are required to register for this event to take place; a maximum of 25 participants may register. Registration will close on Friday, September 6.