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Management as Therapy: What Psychologists Can Teach Engineering Managers

Regular Session

The hardest part of Engineering Management is managing personalities - difficult emotions, distorted thinking and interpersonal conflict. It turns out there's a field entirely dedicated to helping people with these problems - Psychotherapy. In this talk, we'll explore insights from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and discuss how we can apply them to day to day problems facing engineering managers. We'll close out with a discussion of 'self-management' and how CBT and DBT techniques can make anyone a better engineer and person.

A software development conference in the Louisville, KY area on August 18 - 20, 2021 designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of development stack.

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