A free workshop open to the general public, psychologists, counselors, social workers, teachers, therapists, parents and for anyone interested in addressing  the concerns and challenges of Social Interest, Spirituality and Ethics.  Saturday, March 21, 2015  –     10 AM to 12 PM  Bethel Park Library   5100 West Library Road, Bethel Park, 15102

Social Interest has long been a hallmark of Individual Psychology and a marker of mental health. This presentation will explore the definition of social interest, or Gemeinschaftsgefuehl, and also the idea of spirituality in the 21st century.  Looking at some of the ideas of God, human beings, and the world that are contained in the writings of Adler, Dreikurs and other Adlerians, we will look at Social Interest not only as a marker of mental health but also as an important aspect of spirituality in general and see how it presents to us some moral and ethical imperatives

 Objectives:      To define the basic principle of Social Interest To explore the writings of Adlerians related to spirituality To understand how Social Interest and Spirituality are related concepts To identify the challenges spirituality presents in ethical and moral challenges   Presenter: John F. Newbauer, Ed.D. is the Executive Director of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) and also the Administrator of the International Committee on Adlerian Summer Schools and Institutes (ICASSI).  He supervises interns at Park Center in Ft. Wayne and serves as a consultant to several private practices groups in the Ft. Wayne area.  Dr. Newbauer has worked as a psychologist with the Allen Co. Juvenile Courts for 7 yrs. founded Phoenix Associates, a private clinic and worked there for 23 yrs.  He has also served as a member of the Core Faculty of the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago for 18 yrs. and a counseling psychologist to the Indiana Dept. of Corrections, the Vet Center, and the Family Care Network in Oak Lawn, IL.  Dr. Newbauer is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners and holds diplomats from the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, the American Board of Forensic Examiners and the College of Psychological Specialities.  He has publications in the area of working with sexual offenders and victims and also on spirituality and mental health.  In addition to his work as a psychologist, Dr. Newbauer is an Orthodox priest and co-pastor of St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center In Ft. Wayne, IN. 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 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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