The Crucial C’s – 4 Cornerstones of Emotional Well Being of the Young Child

Diane Snyder, MA

This workshop will address strategies for developing courage, competence, and cooperation in young children.

Saturday September 19, 2009
10 AM to 12 noon
Bethel Park Library
5100 West Library Road, Bethel Park, 15102

This workshop is ideal for parents, early childhood educators, counselors, or anyone who works with young children (ages 0-5). We will apply Adlerian principles in our work and relationships with young children in a way that will encourage and enhance the child’s emotional development. Our children can feel confident and capable, connect with and care for others, and cooperate within families and group settings.


  1. To define the Crucial C’s.
  2. To apply a framework for understanding the behavior of children.
  3. To learn strategies for building courage, competence, and cooperation in children.

This presentation is adapted from a presentation from the NASAP conference 2004 by Mel Markowski, Ph.D.

Presenter: Diane Snyder, MA – Western Pennsylvania Society for Adlerian Psychology – Society President. Diane has a Master’s degree in counseling psychology and over 17 years experience as a family therapist. Diane is the former Executive Director of Outreach Teen and Family Services, a counseling agency serving teens and their families throughout Allegheny and Washington Counties. As a certified instructor with the state of Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Keys to Quality, Diane is identified by the state as an authority on developmental issues in young children. Diane has been a featured columnist for Mt. Lebanon magazine and in 2006, was named by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of Pittsburgh Area’s “40 Under 40.” She is presently a doctoral candidate at Carlow University and is a founding member of WPSAP.

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) 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. NASAP is also approved to sponsor continuing education for ACT 48 for educators in the state of Pennsylvania. Application has been made to NASW-PA, SW Division for continuing education. There is no fee for attendance. There is a nominal charge of $5.00 to process CEs for non-members of WPSAP and NASW-PA, SW Division.

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