Presented by: Paula A. Cellini, MS, LPC & 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 Adlerian Psychology and learning a framework applicable to how one approaches life’s challenges.

Saturday,  November 15, 2014

10 AM to 12 PM

Bethel Park Library

5100 West Library Road, Bethel Park, 15102

 This workshop will provide an overview of the theoretical framework of Alfred Adler’s Individual Psychology and how to utilize the concepts of Family Constellation and Early Recollections to put the theory into action.  As human beings we all seek to find purpose and 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. Adlerians Paula Cellini and, Pat Walton-Donalies will help us explore the theory and how to make use of techniques in our own lives and the lives of those with whom we work.

Objectives:     

To understand the basic principles and theoretical framework of Adler’s Individual Psychology

To understand how one’s Family Constellation may influence their approach to life’s challenges

To understand how Early Recollections form one’s own “Private Logic”     

Presenters : Paula A. Cellini has a Masters in Professional Counseling with 15 years of experience working with children, women and families.  Paula is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and is the Manager of the Health and Wellness Center at Bethlehem Haven – providing mental health care for women.  Paula has used Adlerian Theory with children, parents and individuals, using Adlerian core concepts to educate parents and help adults obtain clarity and address their basic psychological needs.

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 is a Care Manager for Community Care Behavior 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) . 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. (412835-2207). 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.

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