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The 3 C’s of Managing Difficult Conversations

Casey Gamboni, Ph.D., LMFT
• November 19, 2020

As we enter the holiday season amid rising public health concerns, family members and loved ones are attempting to hash out plans for being together, sometimes through differing lenses of what’s acceptable and safe. If we do sit down together at the dinner table with extended family, we face the familiar holiday stress of engaging in conversations with loved ones who may hold opinions or world-views which differ greatly from our own.

Casey Gamboni, Ph.D., recently appeared on multiple media outlets to share what he calls the “3 C’s” of managing difficult conversations and in this episode of Let’s Talk, we dug into these concepts further and discussed how they translate into this holiday season, including ensuring an emotionally and physically safe space for these conversations, the importance of creating boundaries to facilitate meaningful conversation for those in our households and how we can seek connection through the shared experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Casey Gamboni, Ph.D., LMFT

Clinical Lecturer

Dr. Casey Gamboni is a marriage and family therapist who completed his Ph.D. in couple and family therapy the spring of 2019 from the University of Iowa. His masters is in marriage and family therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University which was completed the spring of 2016. Dr.