Communication Strategies to Cultivate Meaningful Conversations

Speaker: Linda Powers Leviton, M.A., MFT, Affiliate

Tuesday, September 15 • 6:00 p.m. PDT
Virtual, via Zoom

At the heart of every relationship is a deep history of how we communicate important information: feelings, values, idea, beliefs, and even just basic information. Words can create wounds, and knowing when someone is receptive is as important as the communication itself.

Virginia Satir was the originator of Family Systems Therapy and developed a range of therapeutic models to help people better understand each other. Marshal Rosenberg developed Non-Violent Communication to help people relate in kind and empathetic ways, and Anne Marie Roeper was the mother of a qualitatively focused understanding of the gifted. 

In this workshop Ms. Leviton combines the best practices of all three to give families and individuals a gentle and respectful way to communicate and discuss any topic congruently and with greater probability of success; everyone feels good about the process and the outcome. 

About the Speaker

Linda Powers Leviton, M.A., MFT, Affiliate, is the Director of the West Coast office of the Gifted Development Center in California. She specializes in assessing and counseling gifted and creative children, adults and families. Linda has worked and written with Dr. Linda Silverman since 1974, and later trained with Dr. Annemarie Roeper. She currently uses both quantitative and qualitative assessments to help parents and schools better understand a child's educational, emotional, and social needs. Prior to working at GDC, she taught gifted children and raised three of her own. Linda's book, Peace Within, Peace Between: Your Relationship Toolkit, is a practical guide to understanding your gifts and applying them effectively.