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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

Creating Multi-Generational Emotional Wealth

Taught by Amanda Buswell


Day Time Location
Thursday, August 1 3 p.m. Austin 105
Friday, August 2 3 p.m. Austin 105
Saturday, August 3 3 p.m. Austin 105
Amanda Buswell

Amanda Buswell


Amanda Buswell is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Connecticut. She has over 11 years of experience working with troubled youth and counseling couples and families. Early in her career, Sister Buswell worked for Wasatch Mental Health’s “New Vista” program, a group home for sex-offending youth.

She has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from BYU and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University.

Following the completion of her master’s degree, Sister Buswell and her family relocated to Granby, Connecticut where she co-founded “Women On the Way (WOW)” a weekly empowerment group for high-school-aged girls.

Sister Buswell owns a private practice and works as the Director of Clinical Services for the Town of Granby Youth Service Bureau. Amanda Buswell and her husband, Benjamin, met in Rexburg, Idaho while attending Ricks College and have been married for 13 years. She is a mother of three: Samantha age 8, Guy age 6 and Jack 18 months and is an unashamed knitting addict.

Class Outline

This course examines how great family relationships are created and what parents, siblings, children and grandparents can do to create and maintain an emotionally healthy and wealthy family that will last for generations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. What makes family relationships different from other relationships?  (1 Samuel 18:1)
  2. Family prayer, scripture study, and home evening.
  3. A humble family is a happy family—Why we need to be humble as individuals and families in order to thrive (D&C 121:41-42). Admitting when we are wrong and saying we are sorry.
  4. Being honest and authentic in our families and lives. Building a feeling of trust within the family.
  5. Family roles and handling life transitions well—Recognizing the individuality of each member, squashing competition and encouraging the concept of the family as a team.
  6. "Say what you mean and mean what you say":  How to be an effective listener and communicator. 
  7. The Communication Formula (1 Corinthians 14: 9-11)
  8. The importance of empathy and forgiveness and the myth of closure.  (Quote from President Packer)
  9. How to hold a family meeting.
  10. Having fun and spending time together—Vacations and traditions.

Additional Materials