The North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Announces:

Understanding Anger, Anxiety, and Depression: An Adlerian Approach

Presented by Wes Wingett, Ph.D. LMHP

A workshop open to the general public, psychologists, counselors, social workers, teachers, parents & anyone interested in learning more about how the teachings of Alfred Adler apply to understanding & treating anger, depression & anxiety.   

Saturday, September 19, 2015     9 AM to 12 PM

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave.  Pittsburgh 15233

 This didactic and experiential workshop will focus on understanding anger, anxiety, and depression from an Adlerian perspective. Participants will review the basic tenets of Adlerian psychology, and will differentiate between emotions that move people away from people (disjunctive emotions) and emotions that move people toward people (conjunctive emotions). Participants will identify the purpose of emotions and will learn definitions of anger, anxiety, and depression. Participants will identify encouraging interventions to help themselves and others when angry, anxious, and depressed. The workshop will be conducted in an atmosphere of equality, empathy, education, and encouragement.

Specific objectives for the workshop include:

  1. Review of the basic tenets of Adlerian psychology;
  2. Differentiating between emotions that move people away from people  (disjunctive emotions) and emotions that move people toward people  (conjunctive emotions);
  3. Identifying the purpose of emotions;
  4. Learning definitions of anger, anxiety, and depression; and
  5. Identifying encouraging interventions to help oneself and others when angry, anxious, or depressed.

Presenter: Wes Wingett, Ph.D., LMHP, has been a counselor in private practice in Norfolk, NE since 1978. Dr. Wingett’s private practice focuses on providing individual, couple, and family counseling; consultation to educational institutions and business enterprises; and presenting Adlerian training in variety of venues. His primary interests include applying Adlerian principles to the study of addictions, education, multigenerational families, individual and couple counseling, loss and healing, psycho-educational and therapeutic groups, and stress management.  He is a contributing editor for the Journal of Individual Psychology. In addition, he has co-authored articles that have been published in professional journals, coauthored chapters in books, self-published four workbooks focusing on the application of Adlerian psychology to various challenges of living, and co-authored four workbooks on family structure, family strengths, family stressors, and family social interest.

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.

Continuing Education Credits:  Please see the registration form (reverse side of this info) for Continuing education offerings.   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 at 412 716 2078.

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Workshop Registration Saturday, September 19, 2015 

 Registration 8:30 AM; Workshop starts at 9 AM to 12:15 PM

 Calvary United Methodist Church,   971 Beech Avenue,    Pittsburgh, PA 15233

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 

Understanding Anger, Anxiety, and Depression: An Adlerian Approach

Wes Wingett, Ph.D. Presenter

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 Sept. 12;

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 – Act 48 Teachers)

 “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. 

WPSAP is approved to sponsor continuing education for ACT 48 for educators in the state of Pennsylvania

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