Adlerian Play Therapy: Fun Ways to Use Adler and Learn More about Yourself & Your Child

Adlerian Play TherapyAdler and Learn More about Yourself & Your Child

A free workshop open to the general public, psychologists, counselors, social workers, teachers, parents and anyone interested in learning more about how to include and use play to understand our children and ourselves.

Saturday, May 17, 2014,

10:00 am to 12 noon

Bethel Park Library   5100 West Library Road, Bethel Park, 15102

Play is the natural language of children. But you don’t need to be kid to do these activities. This interactive workshop will define, explain, and have you participate in play therapy techniques. Using Adlerian principles as our focal point, you’ll discover some fun ways to connect with your child. Find how the simple adventure of play can open the way to heal wounds, conquer dragons and lead you to better life. Discover the message of the 4C’s: connect, capable, count and courage. So connect with your inner child, and have the courage to come play with us!

Objectives:

Ψ To define Adlerian play therapy and integrate the 4C’s into your experience.

Ψ  Learn several practical expressive/creative/play techniques that can be used in  one’s practice.

Ψ To be able to incorporate Adlerian principles and techniques via play therapy  strategies.

Presenter: Andrea Buchanan, M.S. Ed, LPC, NCC.

Andi has Master’s degrees in Counseling and Special Education, is a certified elementary/secondary school counselor, and a certified trauma therapist. She is continually working on her certification in Play Therapy. She has utilized Play Therapy techniques throughout her professional career. Andi also has experience as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant and Mobile Therapist, working with children and families in crisis. Currently, she is the primary grades school counselor at Waynesburg Central Elementary School.

About the Society:The Western Pennsylvania Society for Adlerian Psychology promotes the educational theories and practical techniques of Dr. Alfred Adler, a leading theorist in the field of mental health and the founder of child guidance centers.  His theory of Individual Psychology promotes a holistic approach for each individual and is based on a model of growth.  His teachings are applicable to parent/child relationships and counseling for individuals and families.

Continuing Education Credits:Two (2) hours of Continuing Education will be awarded.  This program is sponsored by the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP). NASAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for counselors, and by the NASW to offer continuing education for social workers.  NASAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. WPSAP is also approved to sponsor continuing education for ACT 48 for educators in the state of Pennsylvania Cancellation Policy: Should the event have to be cancelled WPSAP will send out emails to all in the WPSAP address book. If you are not on that list, please check with the Bethel Park Library the morning of the event. (412

 

IS THERE A PLACE FOR ADLER IN SCHOOLS TODAY? Presented by David M Colestock, M.Ed

A free workshop open to the general public, psychologists, counselors, social workers, teachers, parents and anyone interested in learning more about how the teachings of Alfred Adler apply to schools to improve the culture of learning.

 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

10 AM to 12 PM

Bethel Park Library

5100 West Library Road, Bethel Park, 15102

 

During this interactive session, participants will engage in discussion of how key Adlerian concepts such as encouragement, social interest, and equality are related to each other and to school communities.  Participants will investigate ways that educators, parents, and community members can work together to bring these concepts to schools. Adlerian, David Colestock, will lead our discussion and help us explore the application of Alfred Adler’s teachings to schools.

Objectives:     

 

Participants will review key terms of Adlerian psychology that apply to school environments.

 

Members of the school community will learn ways to infuse Adlerian concepts into the culture of the

school.

 

Presenter: David M. Colestock, M.Ed. holds a Masters of Education in Elementary School Counseling from Shippensburg University (1994) and a Certificate in Adlerian Studies (2004).  He is a supervisor of Nonpublic School Services in Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15, Enola, PA.  He has worked as a school counselor for more than 20 years,   and as adjunct faculty at Shippensburg University for several years.  He was designated as the Elementary School Counselor of the Year in 2003 by the PA School Counselors Association, and received the Distinguished Service Award for Central Dauphin School District in 1991.   He has contributed engaging and dynamic presentations at NASAP’s annual conference on multiple occasions.

 

About the Society:

The Western Pennsylvania Society for Adlerian Psychology promotes the educational theories and practical techniques of Dr. Alfred Adler, a leading theorist in the field of mental health and the founder of child guidance centers.  His theory of Individual Psychology promotes a holistic approach for each individual and is based on a model of growth.  His teachings are applicable to parent/child relationships and counseling for individuals and families.

Continuing Education Credits:

Two (2) hours of Continuing Education will be awarded.  This program is co-sponsored by the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP). NASAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for counselors; NASAP is also approved by the NASW to offer continuing education programs for social workers. NASAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. WPSAP is also approved to sponsor continuing education for ACT 48 for educators in the state of Pennsylvania Cancellation Policy: Should the event have to be cancelled WPSAP will send out emails to all in the WPSAP address book. If you are not on that list, please check with the Bethel Park Library the morning of the event. (412-835-2207). To insure an email contact, please send your email address to pawaltond@verizon.net. Special needs requests should be directed to Kerry Kennelly at 412 716 2078.  There is a nominal charge of $15.00 to process CEs for non-members of WPSAP or NASAP

THE INFLUENCE OF BIRTH ORDER IN THE FAMILY

Presented by Patricia A. Walton-Donalies, M.Ed

A free workshop open to the general public, psychologists, counselors, social workers, teachers, parents and anyone interested in learning more about how siblings (or the lack of) influence our decisions about how life is and how we approach life’s challenges.  

Saturday,  January 18, 2014  - 10 AM to 12 PM

Bethel Park Library – 5100 West Library Road, Bethel Park, 15102

This workshop will explore the common personality traits of first born, second born, middle, youngest and only children and how being aware of these characteristics can help us understand ourselves and others and improve relationships within a family. Understanding how birth order influences our ideas about how life is and our ideas of how to approach life’s challenges can lead to a self awareness that can improve our relationships with fellow human beings. As human beings we all seek to find a sense of belonging and our family of origin is usually where we learn what that means to us as individuals and how we decide to use those ideas in our life tasks of work, love, friendship and spirituality. Long time Adlerian, Patricia Walton-Donalies, will help us explore these ideas and how to make use of them in our own lives and the lives of those we work with.

Objectives:     

To define the basic principles of Adler’s Individual Psychology

To understand the concept of Birth Order and the Family Constellation

To understand the personality traits common to particular birth order positions

To understand the influence of birth order on one’s approach to life’s challenges 

Presenter : Patricia A. Walton-Donalies has a Master in Education degree in Guidance and Counseling and over 30 years experience working with children and their families. Pat is a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and was a Supervisory Probation officer in the District of Columbia before returning “home” to Pittsburgh in 1993. Pat worked in Wraparound Programs in Allegheny County for over 15 years and has been a Care Manager with Community Care Behavioral Health for the past 5 years.  Pat is especially well versed in effective behavior management techniques for addressing children’s misbehavior. As an Adlerian trained practitioner, Pat has shared her expertise with parents and professionals in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and South Carolina.  Pat is a member of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology and is a founding member and past president of the Western Pennsylvania Society of Adlerian Psychology.

About the Society:The Western Pennsylvania Society for Adlerian Psychology promotes the educational theories and practical techniques of Dr. Alfred Adler, a leading theorist in the field of mental health and the founder of child guidance centers.  His theory of Individual Psychology promotes a holistic approach for each individual and is based on a model of growth.  His teachings are applicable to parent/child relationships and counseling for individuals and families.

Continuing Education Credits:Two (2) hours of Continuing Education will be awarded.  This program is co-sponsored by the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) . NASAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for counselors; NASAP is also approved by the NASW to offer continuing education programs for social workers. NASAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. WPSAP is also approved to sponsor continuing education for ACT 48 for educators in the state of Pennsylvania Cancellation Policy: Should the event have to be cancelled WPSAP will send out emails to all in the WPSAP address book. If you are not on that list, please check with the Bethel Park Library the morning of the event. (412-835-2207). To insure an email contact, please send your email address to pawaltond@verizon.net. Special needs requests should be directed to Kerry Kennelly at 412 716 2078.  There is a nominal charge of $15.00 to process CEs for non-members of WPSAP or NASAP.

Encouraging the Autistic Child to Thrive: Techniques That Work! Presented By Diane Snyder, MA, Doctoral Candidate

Saturday, November 16, 2013 10 AM to 12 PM

Bethel Park Library 5100 West Library Road, Bethel Park, 15102 

One of the cornerstones of Adlerian therapy is the use of encouragement. An individual who has difficulty meeting life’s challenges is seen by Adlerians as being discouraged rather than sick. According to Adler, through the use of encouragement, any individual can feel competent and capable in approaching life’s tasks. How does our understanding of encouragement influence our work with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder?

Objectives:

· To define encouragement

· To understand the goals of misbehavior in children

· To be able to apply Adlerian principles in the treatment of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

Presenter: Diane Snyder, MA – Western Pennsylvania Society for Adlerian Society Past-President. Diane has a degree in counseling psychology, is currently completing her doctorate in psychology at Carlow University and has over 20 years experience as a family therapist. She is the former Executive Director of Outreach Teen and Family Services, a counseling agency serving teens and their families throughout Allegheny and Washington Counties. As a certified instructor with the state of Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Keys to Quality, Diane is identified by the state as an authority on children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Diane has been a featured columnist for Mt. Lebanon magazine and in 2006, was named by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of Pittsburgh Area’s “40 Under 40.” She is a founding member of WPSAP.

Continuing Education Credits:

Two (2) hours of Continuing Education will be awarded. This program is co-sponsored by the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) and by the NASW-PA, SW Division. NASAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for counselors. NASAP maintains responsibility for this program and it content. NASAP is also approved to sponsor continuing education for ACT 48 for educators in the state of Pennsylvania. Application has been made to NASW-PA, SW Division for continuing education. There is no fee for attendance. There is a nominal charge of $15.00 to process CEs for non-members of WPSAP and NASW-PA, SW Division.  Cancellation Policy: Should the event have to be cancelled WPSAP will send out emails to all in the WPSAP address book. If you are not on that list, please check with the Bethel Park Library the morning of the event. (412-835-2207). To insure an email contact, please send your email address to pawaltond@verizon.net. Special needs requests should be directed to Kerry Kennelly at 412 716 2078. Visit our Web site at: http://www.wpsap.org.

Functional Behavior Analysis, the Adlerian Way

Presented by Patricia A. Walton-Donalies, M.Ed.

A free workshop open to the general public for anyone interested in learning  how to identify  the function (use) of children’s misbehavior and how to implement effective and encouraging strategies and interventions.  

Saturday, September 21, 2013    10 AM to 12 PM

Bethel Park Library – 5100 West Library Road, Bethel Park, 15102  

In recent years Functional Behavior Analysis has become a popular way for schools and many wraparound clinicians to attempt to identify the “function” of a child’s misbehavior. Adlerians have known for more than 60 years that Alfred Adler‘s Individual Psychology identified the use or “mistaken goals” of behaviors. In addition, Adlerians developed simple ways to identify what those goals are for a child by discussion with the parent(s). Adlerians also developed effective and encouraging responses and interventions for parents to utilize to remediate the behavior(s). This workshop will explore how to easily recognize the mistaken goals of misbehavior, review the effective immediate responses to the behaviors and how to apply remediation measures to encourage positive and mentally healthy behaviors.

Objectives:     

To define the basic principles of Adler’s Individual Psychology

To identify the Four Mistaken Goals of Children’s Misbehavior

To understand what the child’s behavior is saying and identify the parent’s emotional response

To identify effective immediate responses and how to apply remediating measures  

Presenter: Patricia A. Walton-Donalies has a Master in Education degree in Guidance and Counseling and over 30 years of experience working with children and their families. Pat is a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and was a Supervisory Probation officer in the District of Columbia before returning “home” to Pittsburgh. Pat has worked in Wraparound Programs in Allegheny County for the last 15 years and is presently a Care Manager for Community Care Behavioral Health.  Pat is especially well versed in effective behavior management techniques for addressing children’s misbehavior. As an Adlerian trained practitioner, Pat has shared her expertise with parents and professionals in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and South Carolina.  Pat is a member of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology and is a founding member and past president of the Western Pennsylvania Society of Adlerian Psychology.

About the Society: The Western Pennsylvania Society for Adlerian Psychology promotes the educational theories and practical techniques of Dr. Alfred Adler, a leading theorist in the field of mental health and the founder of child guidance centers.  His theory of Individual Psychology promotes a holistic approach for each individual and is based on a model of growth.  His teachings are applicable to parent/child relationships and counseling for individuals and families.

Continuing Education Credits: Two (2) hours of Continuing Education will be awarded.  This program is co-sponsored by the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) and by the NASW-PA, SW Division.  NASAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for counselors.  NASAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Cancellation Policy: Should the event have to be cancelled WPSAP will send out emails to all in the WPSAP address book. If you are not on that list, please check with the Bethel Park Library the morning of the event. (412-835-2207). To insure an email contact, please send your email address to pawaltond@verizon.net. Special needs requests should be directed to Kerry Kennelly at 412 716 2078.

There is a nominal charge of $15.00 to process CEs for non-members of WPSAP and NASW-PA, SW Division.