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?


· 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. (412835-2207). To insure an email contact, please send your email address to Special needs requests should be directed to Kerry Kennelly at 412 716 2078. Visit our Web site at:

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