Recognizing Power Dynamics – In Person Training


As caregivers, we are in a close and complicated relationship with the individuals we support. We are asked to ensure certain levels of health and safety, while also giving the client the dignity of personhood and autonomy. This complicated relationship can be wrought with disagreements that may lead to power struggles and attempts to control the situation.

This session will help you:

  • recognize the power dynamic between a person and their support provider
  • consider the nature of the relationship
  • identify the intentional and unintentional ways we as support providers and caregivers may exert power and control
  • and how we can avoid or de-escalate power struggles


Register Here  $30

Training check in begins at 8:45 am.

Please notify Training & Consultation – –  if you are unable to attend. Cancellations made after 5:00PM the day prior to the training will be charged the full registration fee.

About the Presenter:

Shawn Bass is a Behavior Consultant with UW-Madison’s Waisman Center Community TIES program. He has over 25 years experience working with people with disabilities. With a degree in special education, he was a teacher for six years. He has also worked in residential, respite, in-home therapy, and community-based services; as well as being a support person in crisis situations to divert emergency detentions.


This training meets the continuing education requirements for social workers as prescribed by the WI Department of Regulation and Licensing.