Host Silvia Casabianca interviews Dr. Alan Godwin, psychotherapist and author of "How to Solve Your People Problems: Dealing with Your Difficult Relationships."
Dr. Godwing believes bad conflict can be turned into "good conflict" if we develop certain skills that he calls "reasonabilities." Recognizing and countering manipulation in any context while setting healthy relational boundaries is essential, Godwin says.
In this interview Dr. Godwin focuses on emotional manipulation, which takes many forms, and is often so covert that the manipulator’s target has difficulty articulating how and when it’s happening.
During the interview Godwing explores the manipulator’s motivations for relating to others through drama, offering an inside-out analysis of the manipulation process.
ALAN GODWIN, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice with 25 years of experience. Certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution, he serves on the adjunct faculty of the Graduate Counseling Department of Trevecca University in Nashville, Tennessee. He trains mental health professionals in the areas of conflict resolution, the therapeutic process, and dealing with manipulators.