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.



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



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. (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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