Establishing Personal Space At Home

Mar 23, 2020

With classes canceled or moving online, college students are moving back home. They’ll be joined by their parents, siblings and anyone one else who is working from home as the country practices social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with family therapist Jacob Priest about getting along during these trying times. Priest describes the importance of establishing personal space, respecting boundaries and being productive in the household. 

Rima Afifi, professor and interim chairperson in the Community and Behavioral Health Department in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa, joins the program to talk about the challenges college students face with their spring semester transitioning to online courses as they pack up their belongings and move back home. 

Guests

  • Rima Afifi, professor and interim chairperson at the Community and Behavioral Health Department in the College of Public Health at University of Iowa.
  • Jacob Priest, assistant professor of Couple and Family Therapy in the University of Iowa College of Education with a complementary appointment in the Carver College of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry, and director of the LGBTQ Counseling Clinic at the University of Iowa