Conflict is very common in teams, and the intense work involved in behavioral health settings can be a particular trigger for stress and interpersonal conflict among team members.
1. Staff retreats can be a useful way to discuss common goals, shared mission, and strategies for addressing conflict.
2. Clear delineation of roles can help provide a framework for understanding and defusing conflicts.
3. Leaders should provide a supportive environment for discussing and resolving conflicts when they arise.
For more information about effective teamwork in ACT programs, view this free SMI Adviser webinar: The Work is Only as Good as the Team: Strategies for Developing a Strong Interprofessional Team Collaboration (February 2020).