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FULL-DAY WORKSHOPS THURSDAY

 

Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Adlerian Parent Study Group Leadership Training, Rob Guttenberg,  CANCELLED
This full-day workshop offers comprehensive training for professionals and lay leaders in the community who wish to develop an effective parent education program based upon the principles and practices of the child guidance/parent education model developed by Dr. Alfred Adler and Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs. 
Participants will learn to develop a parent education program which includes basic information about why parenting education is important today as well as basic concepts from Adler and Dreikurs theories. 
 Answers to many questions about parenting education and the role of group leaders will be addressed. 
 

Wounds from the Past: How to Detect and Treat Unhealed Trauma from the Past, Bea Mackay,

This workshop deals with different ways of detecting and treating unhealed trauma – such as work with Early Recollections, Two-You Work (aka Two-Chair Work, identifying symptoms and linking patterns, psychodrama, accessing and expressing emotions deeply, and mindful breathing. This experiential workshop is taught through experiential exercises, lecturettes and demonstrations.  Participants are given the opportunity to work in dyads on their own issues under supervision and direction of the presenter.  Plenty of time for debriefing, discussion and questions is provided. 
Participants will learn techniques for treatment of unhealed trauma as well as deepen their understanding of trauma theory related to Adlerian psychology.  

Adlerian Supervision and the Reflecting Team, Frank Main, Steve Saiz & Jody Housker  CANCELLED

Supervision allows a space to advance the understanding of Adlerian theory. The reflecting team approach allows an Adlerian supervisor to not only share his or her wisdom but also to demonstrate how to be an Adlerian.  Reflecting teams provide a place in which members of the team belong to a community of equals. All members work together to create new ideas, encouraging one another using the language of the supervisee presenting a case.  Through a seeking of strengths, courage is increased so that an openness develops to allow for the sharing of imperfections. 
Participants will review Adlerian concepts and ideas related to treatment and discuss supervision through the use of reflecting teams.

  
Putting the Pieces Together: Resilience Based Strategies for Case Conceptualization, Monica Nicoll, James Bitter, Peggy Pelonis & William Nicoll 
Four highly experienced Adlerian counselors/therapists will combine their knowledge and experience in Adlerian strategies for case conceptualization and counseling interventions in individual and family counseling/therapy. 
 Both individual and family assessment and intervention strategies will be introduced that help clients come to understand themselves and their presenting issues more fully and to feel empowered and optimistic toward initiating growth and change in their lives. The four presenters will both present the strategies and demonstrate via case studies & case consultations demonstrations. 
Participants will learn to assess individuals and families presenting in counseling/therapy from a resilience based paradigm rather than the dominant psychopathology focused perspective of DSMV and to develop intervention strategies with individuals and families that seek to increase resilience, wellness, and social-emoional competence (i.e., social interest) rather than to decrease symptoms.
 
 
 
Lifestyle Live!, Les White, 
Lifestyle – one’s movement through life or how one makes him/herself significant vis-à-vis others – encompasses not only one’s perception of world, self, and others, but also the choices one has made and continues to make from both a social and biological context. 
 Essentially, Lifestyle is one’s personality, and can be assessed by considering one’s Family Constellation and Early Recollection data.  Yet, how many – counselors, clinicians, graduate students, coaches, etc. – conduct a formal Lifestyle assessment?  This workshop will review the major Adlerian concepts and consider a short interview with which to quickly collect a person’s Lifestyle data for counseling, career, and coaching purposes.  A live demonstration with a client, who has signed an informed consent, will follow. 
Participants will be given a short lifestyle interview outline which will be used to collect family constellation and early recollection dat and observe a live lifestyle interview. Participants will learn the importance of a collaborative approach to lifestyle assessment and interpretation. 
 
 
 
Veteran-Family Reintegration: An Adlerian Dialog, Daniel Williamson, Jennifer Williamson 
Military veterans returning from extended assignments in foreign campaigns are faced with many challenges especially within their immediate families including connection/reconnection with children and loved ones. This education session focuses on identifying elements of Adlerian Therapy that are associated with family relationships and potential issues for returning veteran parents: 
 encouragement, striving for superiority/significance, social interest, family constellation issues, the crucial Cs, and the reintegration process.  Additionally, the session will discuss the relationship between Adlerian theory and attachment.  
Participants will learn how Adlerian Theory provides a theoretical perspective for identifying concerns associated with changes in family interaction resulting from veteran parents' extended absences and changes in relationships. 
 They will also learn to identify potential issues as well as possible treatment modalities for accommodating those changes. 
 
 
Utilizing Illustrations Created by Children and Adolescents to Understand Their Lifestyles, Wes Wingett, 
This didactic and experiential workshop will focus on utilizing illustrations created by children and adolescents to understand their lifestyles. Emphasis 
 throughout the workshop will be on gathering, processing, and utilizing information gathered from children and adolescents through their illustrations, whether the illustrations be cartoons, stick-figure drawings, word collages, picture collages or other forms of illustration of perception. Illustrations will focus on various aspects of Adler's theory related to lifestyle. Lifestyle components of self, others, the world and decisions of behaving as well as identifying assets, strengths, contributions and connections of children and adolescents will be demonstrated. 
Participants will gather information about each of the illustrations, process the information that they have generated, and apply the information to better understand the lifestyle of children and adolescents including the components of self, others, the world, and decision of behaving.  
 Another focus of the workshop will on identifying assets, strengths, contributions, and connections of children and adolescents as reflected in the production and processing of the illustrations.

  

 

HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS THURSDAY

 


Thursday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM


  
Art, Creativity and Collaboration: The Hope for Positive Change with Trauma Survivors, Marni Rosen Saltzman, Monique Matic & Emily Marsden 
Art gives access to the moments where loss of language, the withdrawal from connection, and the darkness of despair over shine hope, courage, and social investment. The flexibility and flow of art-making loosens the private logic and the safeguarding strategies and opens up therapy to positive change and social interest. This workshop will provide participants with basic art-making skills and methods to explore the art-making process with trauma survivors and beyond. It will include a discussion of theory, art experientials, therapeutic processing of artwork, and clinical case study examples. Art-making knowledge is not necessary or required to participate.
 
Participants will learn art-making skills and methods to use with trauma survivors and beyond. 
 Theory, experientials and the therapeutic processing of artwork will be explained and practiced. 
 

Thursday, 1:00-5:00 PM


  
Group Dreamwork Using Art and Psychorama, Judy Sutherland, Renee Dushman 
This is an experiential workshop where participants will be encouraged to draw on paper and to act in a psychodrama demonstration. 
 A dream provided by a group participant will be combined with artmaking and psychodrama to explore the meaning it has for the dreamer as well as for other group members.  Artmaking and psychodrama can enhance group dreamwork.  Both allow the metaphoric dream symbols to become concretized in the present moment stimulating new perceptions which may provide a catalyst for insight and change. 
Participants will learn through participation in artmaking and psychodrama the Adlerian approach to dreamwork. 
 Focus will be not only on participation but also on dream theory and techniques for using dreams in therapy.

 

HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS SUNDAY
Sunday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

 

Integrating Art, Early Recollections and the Body to Promote Healthy Civilian and Military Mobile and Cross-Cultural Families, Hala Buck

Whether it's children of military, missionary, diplomatic or international business families, there is a common struggle to find a sense of belonging and home.  Whether in schools, universities, or in the workplace, these children and adults who spent their formative years constantly relocating and/or living in different cultures are referred to as "Hidden Immigrants" upon their return to the home country.  This experiential workshop will show how to weave art therapy, the body, mindfulness, Early Recollections (ERs), and Adler's humanistic, positive, and holistic psychology to access mistaken beliefs that lead to problematic interpersonal dynamics.  Using an integrative process that includes art provides a safe container to explore issues of belonging and differentness that are especially relevant for these people.  Participants will learn about the effects of globalization on individuals who spent their formative years living in different cultures and/or moving frequently; learn how art as part of therapy and early recollections can help explore mistaken beliefs, issues of belonging and differentness. 

 

Ethics for Adlerians, Wes Wingett

This workshop will focus on ethical issues faced by the practitioner/researcher.  It will also discuss ethical questions particularly relevant to the Adlerian.  It will do so through didactic lectures and the introduction of a new approach to case conference that emphasizes democracy and equality.   Participants will learn the basic ethical tenets of the American Psychological Association and some of the ethical issues of special interest to Adlerians, e.g., the problems associated with diagnosis.

 

Lifespan Integration - Powerful Reorientation Tool - Steven Maybell

Lifespan Integration (LI) is a therapeutic method developed y Peggy Pace and Cathy Thorpe.  Over the past 12 years they have developed LI into a potent therapeutic tool with a variety of protocols and applications.  As an Adlerian, I have found it to be a powerful tool in helping clients move beyond the "stuckness" of negative beliefs, goals, and strategies.  Often "insight is not enough."  This is especially true when a core negative belief is "trauma-based," i.e., founded upon a childhood experience that at the time was perceived as unexpected, overwhelming, and discouraging.  Participants will learn the model of Lifespan Integration (LI) the theory behind it and how easily it integrates into Adlerian psychology; they will also learn how it is applied, learn about resources for training and study and see a demonstration of segments of the process. 

 

Living with ADD (with or without Hyperactivity) Adlerian Style:  The Parent's Survival Kit, John Taylor

This workshop provides practical solutions for the most common family stresses occurring with ADHD.  Topics include ways to reduce conflict and secure improved self-control.  Emphasis will be given to issues involved with morning launch-of-the-day mealtimes, bedtimes, car travel, sibling rivalry, self-esteem enhancement, chores, messy bedroom, anger control and friendship skills.  Practical encouragement-based solutions will be offered.  Participants will learn Adlerian methods for reducing many of the stresses typically encountered when someone has ADHD in the family; specific ways to enhance felt encouragement and the expression of social interest in the child with ADHD.

 

 
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