Backed by research and inspired by faith, Safe Conversations is a new way of communicating that will build stronger Connection in all your relationships – in your marriage, family, friendships, workplace, parish community and beyond!
Safe Conversations provides the tools for Connection. In this powerful workshop, you will learn to:
talk without criticism
listen without judgement
connect beyond differences
Dr. Michael DiPaolo is a Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist in private practice in West Los Angeles. In his private practice, Dr. DiPaolo works with individuals and couples. One of his specialties is helping couples prepare for marriage. He has counseled over 1,000 couples in marriage preparation at St. Monica’s Catholic Church and thru-out the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Dr. DiPaolo is also a frequent speaker, retreat leader, staff trainer and workshop presenter. He has presented at several Archdiocesan events, including Religious Education Congress, Regional Congresses and Theology on Tap.
Dr. DiPaolo and his wife Jennie have been married for 18 years and have three wonderful children, along with a hyperactive dog. He can be found online at www.drmichaeld.com
Morella is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC#46762) and a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. She has her private practice in the city of Pasadena and Encino, CA where she works with individuals, couples and children in strengthening their relationships. She’s a Couples Workshop and Prepare and Enrich presented where she helps train Therapists, Pastors and prepare Couples for marriage. She has presented at the Regional Catholic Congress using Imago-based Parenting Program. She is a CAMFT Certified Clinical Supervisor and enjoys helping clinicians grow professionally. She is bilingual/ bi-cultural (Spanish). Learn more about Morella at pasadenafamilytherapy.com
David Lara was born in Guanajuato, México.
Before his present position in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, David worked for more than twenty years for three parishes in the areas of Youth Ministry and Religious Education. David is a Master Catechist. He is the Regional Coordinator for Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles since 2005. He is married to Mariaelena since 1994.
Safe Conversation Workshop was created by Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt, founders of Relationship First. With Safe Conversations, they have taken their work from the clinic to the community. In 2017, Safe Conversations reached over 450,000 persons with its live stream event, reaching 175 countries and 5,100 U.S. cities. Learn more about Safe Conversations at www.relationshipsfirst.org