Upcoming Workshops

Anger Management Class 

An 8-week class

Whether mandated by the courts to participate in an anger management program or choosing to seek help for anger control on your own, our Anger Management Class can make a positive impact on your relationships and quality of life.

Class participants will be led through this 8 week workshop by Certified Anger Management Specialist Susan Bourquard, DMin, LPC, CAMS.  Each class is an hour and 1/2 long and is limited to 9 participants in order to maintain exceptional quality.  After completing the registration form on the right, you will receive a call from Susan Bourquard. She will assist you in completing the enrollment process.

Due to the sensitive nature of the workshop, family members may not participate in the same class.

Upcoming Dates

Dates: Monday, June 6 – August 1, 2022
Location: Directions Counseling Group, 6797 N. High St., Ste. 350, Worthington, OH 43085 (check with the group leader regarding mask requirements).
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Leader: Susan Bourquard, DMin, LPC, CAMS
Ages: 18+
Fee: $475. A deposit of $50 is due at the time of booking; the remaining balance is due at the first class.
Cancellations: A full refund of the deposit will be given if the participant provides notice of cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to the first class.  If cancelled with less than 2 weeks notice, only 50% of the deposit will be refunded. No refunds will be given once the class begins.

RSVP by May 20, 2022. Space is limited to 9 participants, please call today to reserve your spot: 614.888.9200.

Complete Registration Form on this page to get additional information

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Marital Communications in Cross-Cultural Marriages

An 3-week Zoom class

Marital communication has been identified as one of the BIGGEST problems in marriage. Particularly for those in a cross-cultural marriage, marital communication can become EVEN MORE of a problem due to the challenges of navigating cultural differences within the marital/familial contexts. As a clinician and an academic professor/researcher, Nori Shoji-Schaffner brings the expert advice of building/improving cross-cultural marriages/families. Whether you are in a cross-cultural marriage, starting a cross-cultural family and/or blending a cross-cultural family, the perspectives/skills gained from these sessions can help.

Week 1: Reasons for conflicts

· Understanding why conflicts happen

· Communication problem as the enemy related to all problems

· Improve communication to confront the underlying issue(s) of conflict

Week 2: Ways to effectively communicate

· Recognize the response tendencies

· Handling the challenges of cross-cultural communication patterns

· Communication skills for when under stress

Week 3: Prepare for ongoing improvements

· Recognize the new effective cycle to refine

· Take time to resolve the unresolved

· Identifying progress each

Upcoming Dates

Dates: TBD
Location: Zoom
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Leader: Nori Shoji-Schaffner, PhD, LPC
Fee: $300. A deposit of $50 is due at the time of booking; the remaining balance is due at the first class.
Cancellations: A full refund of the deposit will be given if the participant provides notice of cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to the first class.  If cancelled with less than 2 weeks notice, only 50% of the deposit will be refunded. No refunds will be given once the class begins.

If interested, please call Nori at 614.888.9200.

Complete Registration Form on this page to get additional information

Registration Form

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