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Practical Psychology: Conflict Resolution   

In order to reflect CUNY's decision to offer both live and distance-learning courses, Au Pair Experience will be continuing to offer classes in an online format as well as classes that meet in person. Online courses will be held for the same number of credits as our in-person option. Please email us with questions at


Practical Psychology: Conflict Resolution

This class will break down the concepts of emotional interaction and regulation to help you manage frustration day to day, develop psychologically-based strategies to self-soothe, set boundaries, understand your needs, communicate them, and understand how that communication is received. This class will empower you to build stronger relationships by starting with self-knowledge. Class will include, among other things:

  • Intro to Basic Psychological Concepts
  • What is the unconscious?
  • Emotions Wheel
  • Defense Mechanisms and the Unconscious
  • Stress, Anxiety and “Trauma Responses”
  • Resilience and Emotional Regulation

Katharine Ernst is a holistic, trauma-informed psychotherapist working in her native New York City. She received her Bachelor of Art in Fine Art from Hunter College, and then obtained her Master of Social Work at Silberman School with a focus on clinical practice with individuals, families, and small groups, and a concentration in Global Social Work. Currently, Katharine works at a boutique group therapy practice, and previously has done extensive work around intersectionality and trauma-informed therapy with non-profits across New York City and abroad.

More information
Our online classes consist of a pre-assignment, independent coursework, and final assignment, as well as live online class sessions with your teacher/other au pairs. Credit for J-1 visa students is 36 hours. Students earning J-1 visa credit must attend all sessions and complete all homework.

To read specifics about class schedules and requirements about this course, click here.

There are no prerequisites for taking this course.

Registration and Enrollment
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  • Practical Psychology: Conflict Resolution
  • Fee: $275.00
    Dates: 10/15/2022 - 10/23/2022
    Times: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Days: Su Sa
    Sessions: 4
    Building: Online
    Instructor: Katharine Ernst

    Class meets weekends only: Saturdays and Sundays: 10am-2:30pm

Center for Continuing Education & Workforce Development
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