The North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Announces:


We Are Designed to Heal:

Using Adlerian Concepts in Resolving the Losses and Traumas of the Alcoholic Family

 Presented by Jeanne Zell, M.S. in Counseling, LPC (retired)


A workshop open to the general public, psychologists, counselors, social workers, teachers, parents, and anyone interested in learning more about the concepts of Adler’s Individual Psychology that facilitate recovery from the losses and traumas of the alcoholic, addicted, abusive, neglectful, war-torn, and “looking-good” families.


 Saturday, March 19, 2016

Registration 8:30 AM; Workshop starts at 9 AM to 12:00 PM

Calvary United Methodist Church

971 Beech Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233


The roles and rules of the alcoholic family create losses that interfere with the development of well-being and social interest. Utilizing Adlerian Lifestyle Assessment, especially the family constellation and early recollections, as well as incorporating a deep understanding and commitment to the healing of the grieving process can restore courage, purpose, connection, and belonging.



  • To understand the roles and rules of the alcoholic family thru utilization of Adlerian Lifestyle Assessment
  • To understand the importance of the grieving process and its connection to healing PTSD
  • To experience validation and its role in encouragement
  • How understanding the alcoholic family allows us to understand other pain-filled families


About the Presenter: Jeanne Zell has a Masters in Counseling from Indiana University and post-graduate training from the Houston Family Institute and the Chicago Adler Institute, among others. For over fifteen years her private practice, Zell and Associates, in Houston, Texas, specialized in treating adult children of alcoholics and training counselors in her methods. She designed and taught, for six years, the ACA class at the Houston Council on Alcoholism, attended by over 10,000 people. Ms. Zell initiated and coordinated the first ACA regional conference in Houston, attended by 600. She has presented at professional conferences throughout her career. One example is “Encouragement Techniques: Caring, Confronting, and the Courage to be Imperfect.” Another is “Gathering Up the Pieces: Individual and Group Therapy Grieving Process for Adult Children of Alcoholics.” Currently, Jeanne leads Personal Journal Writing groups in Sewickley and Pittsburgh


About the Local 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. We are pleased to host this NASAP workshop.

Parking: Enter through the center door on Beech Avenue, or the door at the rear parking lot. Free parking is available in adjacent lots and streets.

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 Kerry Kennelly (412 716 2078) the morning of the event. To insure an email contact, please send your email address to Special needs requests should be directed to Kerry Kennelly.


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Prior Registration is requested, but not mandatory.   You can register at the door at 8:30 AM.


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Registration Prices:

WPSAP members:     $20                Non-members:        $35


If registering by mail, please postmark by March 16:

Make checks payable to: “WPSAP” and return registration form to:

WPSAP c/o Donalies

255 Catalpa Place

Pittsburgh, PA  15228


Continuing Education Information:   3.0 hours CEUs     APA – NBCC – NASW

“This program is sponsored by the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP). NASAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.”

“The North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5263.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NASAP is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

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