The Western Pennsylvania Society of Adlerian Psychology in collaboration with the North Amrican Scoiety of Aderlian Psycholog and NASW- PA , SW Division is preparing for its conference on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder featuring Francis X. Walton, Ph.D. on Friday, October 12, 2012. A pre-conference workshop, Parenting Solutions, will be presented by Kathleen Walton on Thursday evening, October 11, 2012. The conference is sponsored by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization and Mercy Behavioral Health. The workshop on Friday, October 12, 2012, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Understanding and Helping Children Who Meet the Criteria is being presented primarily for professionals, but is open to all interested parties. Psychologist Dr. Frank Walton, an internationally recognized authority on parenting, will cite specific principles and techniques that have proven useful to understand and help these children, their parents, and their teachers. In addition to some lecture, Dr. Walton will give a live family counseling demonstration of his approach to working with children who manifest symptoms that meet criteria for the ADHD diagnosis. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to gain experience using the powerful Most Memorable Observation technique to understand how the belief system of parents influences their choice of parenting style. Parents and teachers as well as mental health professionals are invited to attend this all day event at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Building at 10 S. 19th Street in the Southside of Pittsburgh. In the spirit of Adler’s concept of Social Interest, a pre-conference workshop will be free and open to the public the night before at Mt. Lebanon Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd. at 7pm. Kathy Walton, co-author of The Courageous Parent, will share solutions to many very specific parenting problems that she has found successful in nearly forty years of parent education with children from birth through age eleven. The goal is to help parents raise responsible, caring, self-reliant and cooperative children. Among the specific problems to be addressed will be temper tantrums, homework, chores, toilet training, bedtime routines, morning routines, sibling rivalry, and problems that attendees request to be addressed. To register click > Conference Brochure 2012



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