March 2012


Dear Colleagues,

Help us to usher in spring! Please join us on St. Paddy’s Day for a morning devoted to Career Counseling insights and techniques based on Alfred Adler’s theories and useful career assessment tools. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s December 2011 statistics, the U.S. unemployment rate was at 8.3 % and the Pittsburgh metropolitan rate at 6.6%. Both rates are down from the preceding year, but still troublesome. We will also be holding our election for the position of Vice-President at the 9:30 a.m. general membership meeting. All WPSAP members are encouraged to attend the general membership meeting prior to the program and cast your vote, if you have not already mailed in your ballot.

We hope to see you on March 17th. We’ll have the coffee and green donuts waiting for you!


Vicky Rumpf



March Education Program:.

Career Counseling for Adults

Presenter: Vicky Rumpf, M.S.Ed., NCC

Saturday, March 17, 2012 10 AM to 12 PM

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

Facing a job termination, considering a change in careers, or finding a job satisfactory to one’s personality and aptitude can be stressful and overwhelming. Career counselors specialize in assessment and counseling for specific populations. Join us for a review of Alfred Adler’s theories and useful career assessment tools with regard to career counseling. Career counseling processes, techniques, and resources will be demonstrated.


1. Participants will understand Adler’s lifestyle assessment, the concept of a client’s lifestyle, their birth order and how it relates to their career goals.

2. Participants will be able to utilize M.L. Savickas’ career-style assessment interview questions for career counseling.

3. Participants will be become familiar with what career counseling resources are available locally and on the web, and have a basic understanding of what career counseling offers.

Presenter: Vicky Rumpf, M.S.Ed., NCC – Vicky is President and past Treasurer of the Western Pennsylvania Society of Adlerian Psychology. She is a certified school counselor and former Mobile Therapist and Behavioral Specialist Consultant for FamilyLinks. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling Education from Duquesne University, where she served as a mentor to incoming freshmen and was employed as the Business Manager of WDUQ public radio station.

Continuing Education Credits: Two (2) hours of Continuing Education available. 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. Application has been made to the Pennsylvania Department of Education 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 the 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.

Visit our Web site at: http://www.wpsap.org.


Vice President Nominations and Election Update: The election result will be announced at the March 17th meeting.

Membership Dues: Membership fees of $30.00 are now past due. Advantages for membership are no fees for CEs and members receive a newsletter and informative resource page, as well as 10% discounts on books and resources. Your annual $30 membership gives you 10 CEs. What a deal!


WHAT: WPSAP Education Programs:

Helping Our Elderly Meet the Life Tasks

Presenter: Kerry Ann Kennelly, Psy D,

WHEN: Saturday ,May 19, 2012 Presentation – 10am to noon, WPSAP General Membership Meeting – 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Bethel Park Library – 5100 West Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102

DIRECTIONS: Bethel Park Library: http://www.einetwork.net/ein/bethpark/hours.htm

For more info contact Pat Walton-Donalies at 412 344-8719 (home) or 412-953-6874 (cell)/email: pawaltond@verizon.net

WHAT: NASAP 2012 Conference

WHEN:June 7-10, 2012

WHERE; Atlanta, Georgia

See website for information and scholarships to attend: www.alfredadler.org

WHAT: ICASSI – The International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools and Institutes

WHEN: July 15 to 28, 2012

WHERE: Druskininkai, Lithuania

For more information visit: www.icassi.net

Newsletter Editor: Pat Walton-Donalies


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