The North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Announces:

Lifestyle Assessment: The Influence of Family Constellation Presented by Patricia A. Walton-Donalies, M.Ed and Paula Cellini, MS, LPC

A workshop open to the general public, psychologists, counselors, social workers, teachers, parents and anyone interested in learning more about Adler’s Individual Psychology and the use of the Lifestyle Assessment  to guide treatment. This workshop will provide an overview of the assessment process with a focus on the influence of the family constellation. Participants will engage in an experiential exercise to better understand the influence of family dynamics on one’s core beliefs and fictional goals.

Saturday, November 21, 2015   9 AM to 12 PM


Calvary United Methodist Church 

971 Beech Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15233

The Lifestyle Assessment is foundational for using Individual Psychology. This workshop will provide participants with a practical understanding of the Adlerian Lifestyle Assessment. The components of a lifestyle: life tasks, family constellation, and early recollections are pivotal in discovering one’s private logic and guiding fictions in the life tasks of work, love, friendship and spirituality. This workshop will focus on the influence of the Family Constellation. By using the Lifestyle Assessment a clinician can gain a more comprehensive picture of how and why one does what (s)he does. The Adlerian tenet that “all behavior is purposeful” is supported with the Lifestyle.  Through participation in an experiential exercise participants will gain a basic knowledge and some practice in completing a Lifestyle Assessment and interpreting the information.


To define the basic tenets of Adlerian Individual Psychology

To understand the purpose of a Lifestyle Assessment

To identify the components of a Lifestyle Assessment

To gain an understanding regarding the influence of the family constellation, mistaken core beliefs and fictional goals through participation in an experiential exercise.


Patricia A. Walton-Donalies has a Master in Education degree in Guidance and Counseling and over 30 years experience working with children and their families. Pat is a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and is a Care Manager for Community Care Behavior Health.  Pat is especially well versed in effective behavior management techniques for addressing children’s misbehavior. As an Adlerian trained practitioner, Pat has shared her expertise with parents and professionals in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and South Carolina.  Pat is a member of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology and is a founding member and current president of the Western Pennsylvania Society of Adlerian Psychology.

Paula Cellini has a Masters in Professional Counseling with 15 years of experience working with children, women and families.  Paula is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and is Vice President of the Western Pennsylvania Society of Adlerian Psychology. She manages the Health and Wellness Center at Bethlehem Haven, providing mental health care for women.  Paula has used Adlerian Theory with children, parents and individuals, using Adlerian core concepts to educate parents and help adults obtain clarity and address their basic psychological needs.

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.

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.


Continuing Education Credits:

“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.”


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