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 understanding the role of personal memories in our choice of behaviors.   


Saturday, September 20, 2014

10 AM to 12 PM

Bethel Park Library

5100 West Library Road, Bethel Park, 15102


This didactic and experiential presentation will focus the use of early recollections to help understand our present and future behavior. Alfred Adler indicated that early memories help us meet the future with an already tested style of action. Emphasis will be on the practical application of Adlerian theory to personal and professional settings.

Objectives: This workshop will utilize the Adlerian theory of early recollections to help participants:


10 AM    1) to understand the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral content of personal memories

11 AM    2)   to utilize the creative self to create new, more effective cognitions, affects, & behaviors.


Presenter: Wes Wingett, Ph.D., LMHP, has been a counselor in private practice in Norfolk, NE since 1978. Dr. Wingett’s private practice focuses on providing individual, couple, and family counseling; consultation to educational institutions and business enterprises; and presenting Adlerian training in variety of venues. His primary interests include applying Adlerian principles to the study of addictions, education, multigenerational families, individual and couple counseling, loss and healing, psycho-educational and therapeutic groups, and stress management.  He is a contributing editor for the Journal of Individual Psychology. In addition, he has coauthored several articles that have been published in professional journals, coauthored several chapters in books, self-published four workbooks focusing on the application of Adlerian psychology to various challenges of living, and co-authored four workbooks on family structure, family strengths, family stressors, and family social interest.

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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