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Dr. James Wadley to Offer Seminar on Communication Patterns and Boundary Setting at Local Community Colleges

Top Quote The beginning of the school year is a period of transition and acclimation for students who find themselves in unfamiliar worlds of new schools, new surroundings, and new rules. This can be particularly perplexing for first year college students who are away from home and family for the first time and unsure of the appropriate rituals and etiquette when approaching the opposite sex. End Quote
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    QuoteParticipants will also develop an increased understanding of professional and relational boundaries, and of sexual harassment and its implications.Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 07, 2012 - Dr. James Wadley, well known author and relationship and sexuality therapist, has announced that he will be taking his seminar, " But I Thought She Liked Me : An Interactive Discussion About Communication and Boundary Setting" on the road to community colleges in PA, NJ, and DE for the opening of the 2012 Fall semester. The seminar, which was first presented at the Fulbright Gateway Orientation hosted by Lincoln University in Philadelphia in August of 2012, focuses on how people communicate with others and interpret how others are communicating with them in their personal and professional lives. The purpose of the workshop, as part of promoting mutual understanding among the grantees of the international Fulbright exchange scholarship program, was to discuss cultural communication patterns and courtship issues to assist with their entry into their U.S. academic programs and lifestyle.

    According to Dr. Wadley, "Communication patterns are influenced by gender, age, sex, race, ethnicity, and culture and can be quite complex in their revelations and interpretations. What one person intends to communicate to another is rarely interpreted accurately because the receiver uses his or her own set of values, assumptions, and culture to receive and filter what is being offered. Misinterpretations of both verbal and nonverbal behaviors can be problematic for many reasons and can create unnecessary chaos between parties and within organizations." The purpose of the seminar is to help orient incoming (male) students to recognize and set boundaries on how they relate to fellow (female) students on campus.

    "The workshop will also highlight the need for effective communication including the potential impact of boundary setting and sexual harassment based upon communication misinterpretation," Dr. Wadley continued. "The workshop will address strategies that can reduce the likelihood of boundary infractions occurring both in the participant's personal life, and in the workplace. Participants will also develop an increased understanding of professional and relational boundaries, and of sexual harassment and its implications."

    Dr. James Wadley is a licensed professional therapist who specializes in marriage, family, and sexuality therapy; he practices in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey out of two office locations under the name of Evolution Consulting. Dr. Wadley is a frequent contributor and guest expert for a number of well respected media outlets including BlackDoctor.org, Ebony Magazine, HealthyBlackMen.org, Blog Talk Radio, and the Huffington Post. As a passionate advocate for empowering people to take control of their happiness, Dr. Wadley is often asked to comment on current topics in the news - most recently he provided insight into the emotional and psychological effects that may impact Head Coach Andy Reid as a result of the unexpected death of his son. Dr. Wadley is one of the 'go to' therapists for HuffPost Live. He is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Human Services program at Lincoln University in Philadelphia and the author of two books: "The Lost and Found Box: A Provocative Exploration about Rediscovering Happiness and the Real You!" and "Would You Marry You? A Clever, Peculiar, and Introspective Book About a Lifetime Commitment to Oneself."

    Further information about Dr. Wadley, this seminar, and his upcoming appearances can be found by visiting www.drjameswadley.com or by following Dr. Wadley on twitter ( @ ) phdjamesw and facebook. Contact Dr. Wadley to schedule a private consultation or to make arrangements for him to speak at your college, conference, group, or church meeting.

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