Mistaken Games Parents, Teachers and Children Play At Home and at School

A FREE workshop for parents, educators, counselors, social workers and therapists.

Join us for an alternative approach to the well-meaning, but not always successful discipline techniques routinely used by adults to get children and teens to listen and learn.

The program will address the everyday games adults and children play with respect to fair play, handling demands, establishing good behavior, bargaining, protecting, etc., and the mistaken lessons learned by our children.

The following games will be discussed and why they don’t work:
The Referee Game, The Cry Wolf Game, The Say Uncle Game, The Master of Ceremonies Game, The Self-laceration Game, The Big Business Game, The Cops and Robbers Game, The Little Bo Peep Game, The Body Guard Game and The What Game Shall We Play Today.


  1. To define faulty techniques and the mistaken goals of discipline and learning that adults and children practice.
  2. To understand the goals of discipline.
  3. To be able to apply Adlerian principles and techniques in disciplining and teaching children in order to promote healthy lifestyles and positive adult/child relationships.

Presenter: Vicky Rumpf, M.S.Ed., NCC.
This presentation is adapted from a presentation from the NASAP conference 2004 by Mel Markowski, Ph.D.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 – 6:30 to 8:30 PM with business meeting following
Glade Run Lutheran Services – Essex House
5701 Centre Avenue, Suite L-12
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Vicky Rumpf, M.S.Ed, NCC- Western Pennsylvania Society for Adlerian Psychology – Treasurer.
Vicky has a Master’s Degree in Education, is certified in elementary and secondary school counseling and is a national certified counselor. Vicky is a former wraparound Behavioral Specialist Consultant and Mobile Therapist with experience working with children and families in crisis. She has experience working with students in the elementary and secondary schools and with disadvantaged youth. She currently works at Duquesne University and serves as a mentor to first semester freshman students.

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 work for families, marriages and groups.

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 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 the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work for continuing education. There is no fee for attendance . There is a nominal charge of $5.00 for CEs for non-members of WPSAP to cover administrative costs.

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