WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY OF ADLERIAN PSYCHOLOGY
Dear Colleagues and Community Members—
Hello! I hope everyone has been able to enjoy the beautiful and hot summer that we’ve been having in Western Pennsylvania and perhaps been able to vacation with family and friends, as well. With autumn fast approaching, the Officers of WPSAP are pleased to present several interesting and informative programs for you. In addition to our five bi-monthly programs, we are offering an excellent conference on October 11-12. This year, both our September community program and Fall Conference will address Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. There will also be a pre-conference community program on October 11 at the Mt. Lebanon Library on Parenting Solutions. And, to encourage membership, we are offering a special $20 price for membership dues through October 12th!
So, please, start your September with some stimulating ideas. Join us on September 15th for a morning with Dr. Patricia Post. We’ll include an Adler Snippet of insight and have educational books, videos, DVDs and an ADHD evaluation program available for you to review. WPSAP members receive a 10% discount on reference materials as well as registration to the Conference.
As always, we welcome your life experiences, professional opinions and camaraderie.
See you September 15th!
Vicky Rumpf, MSEd., NCC President
September Education Program
A USEFUL APPROACH FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF ADHD DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT IN YOUTH
Presenter: Patricia C. Post, Psy.D .Saturday, September 15, 2012 10 AM to 12 PM Bethel Park Library 5100 West Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Today more than ever, parents and professionals seek to understand the diagnosis of ADHD and the most useful ways to assist the children in their lives. The diagnosis of ADHD is a complex task due to coexisting disorders frequently associated with ADHD. One useful approach to an ADHD evaluation, which is aligned with Adlerian thought, is to consider the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD from a Bio-psycho-social treatment. This model targets feelings of inferiority and builds feelings of community, confidence, social interest, cooperation, and courage. The overall goal of this approach is to avoid the high risk of discouragement in the child with ADHD. This program will focus on such a diagnostic and treatment model and will provide practical and useful interventions and strategies for parents and teachers.
1. Have a better understanding of the definition, facts, and characteristics of ADHD.
2. Address the possibilities of a misdiagnosis of ADHD and possible coexisting disorders.
3. Present a Bio-psycho-social model of diagnosis and treatment.
4. Provide practical and useful interventions and accommodations from an Adlerian perspective, aimed at reducing discouragement.
Presenter: Patricia C. Post, Psy.D. is the co-author of the Attention Test Linking Assessment to Services (ATLAS) which was published in 2007. She currently holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois and Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Governors State University in Illinois. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in PA where she specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, Depression, and Anxiety. Over the years, she has held several positions in Education including: Educational Diagnostician, Learning Disabilities Specialist, member of the Special Education and Crisis Team. She has taught and presented numerous workshops on ADHD across the U.S. In 2006, she and her colleague were awarded the Science-Practice Award for their research in ADHD and Learning Disabilities. She currently serves on two committees for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and has held the Central PA Affiliate office of NASAP.
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. WPSAP is an affiliate of The North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP). NASAP, as a co-sponsor of this workshop, maintains responsibility for all content. NASAP is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors (NCC) and by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. We adhere to NBCC and APA Continuing Education Guidelines.” NASAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. There is no fee for attendance. There is a nominal charge of $15.00 to process CEs . Cancellation Policy: Should the event have to be cancelled WPSAP will send 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. (412-835-2207). To insure an email contact, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Special needs requests should be directed to Kerry Kennelly at (412) 716-2078.
DATES TO REMEMBER
FALL CONFERENCE: October 2012 Conference Brochure
October 12: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Understanding and Helping Children Whose Behavior Meets the Criteria”
Internationally renowned Dr. Francis X. Walton, will present an overview of Adlerian psychology as it relates to child development in general and ADHD in particular; discuss three patterns frequently found in family atmospheres of children diagnosed with ADHD; present remedial techniques for therapists and parents; provide a live family counseling demonstration with a child manifesting ADHD behaviors and child’s parent(s), and also give participants the opportunity to witness the powerful Most Memorable Observation techniques and how parents belief system influences their choice of parenting style. 6 CE hours offered. At the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers building on the Southside, See attached brochure.
October 11: Pre-conference Workshop on “Parenting Solutions”
Kathy Walton, founder of the Adlerian Child Care Centers, will share solutions to parenting problems that she has found successful in her years of parent education with children from birth to eleven. Problems to be addressed — temper tantrums, homework, chores, toilet training, bedtime/morning routines, sibling rivalry and other problems raised by attendees. Registrants will learn the purpose of behavior and time tested techniques to raise responsible, caring and cooperation children. 2 CE hours at the Mt. Lebanon Library (from 7 pm – 9 pm)
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON MEMBERSHIP DUES: The discounted price of $20.00 on membership fees is being offered now through the Oct. 11-12 Fall Conference to encourage new and existing memberships. Advantages for membership are no fees bi-monthly education programs for CEs, members receive a newsletter and informative resource page, as well as 10% discounts on books and resources. Your annual $20 membership can give you 10 CEs. What a deal! But the $20 deal won’t last forever. So, send your payment in before October 13th. Payments also accepted at the September program and at the Fall Conference
Special Thank you to our conference sponsors:
Mercy Behavioral Health
North American Society of Adlerian Psychology
******************Volunteers Needed for Fall Conference!***************************
Please sign up at the September meeting or contact Vicky Rumpf at 412-805-0454.
Where Can I Learn More about Individual/Adlerian Psychology?
Visit our Web site at: http://www.wpsap.org
Newsletter Editor: Pat Walton-Donalies