Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops
NASAP 61st Annual Conference, San Diego, CA June 20-23, 2013
Thursday Pre-Conference Workshops
Full Day Thursday Workshops
Adlerian Family Counseling: Demonstration, Analysis & Skill Building, Frank Walton & Daniel Eckstein, Thursday, 9:00-5:00
The workshop will consist of two family counseling demonstrations based on the Adlerian/Dreikursian theory followed by an analysis of the sessions. Subsequently skill building opportunities will be provided to strengthen participants’ ability to use the most memorable observation and their sensitivity to superiority/inferiority relationships.
Family Strengths: My Family’s Courage, Wes Wingett, Thursday, 9:00-5:00
Family Strengths: My Family’s Courage, an interactive and introspective workshop, will focus on recognizing the challenges and obstacles faced by family members and the assets and strengths utilized to meet those challenges. Emphasis will be on encouraging and empowering self and others within the family of origin and current family.
Veteran-Family Reintegration: An Adlerian Dialog, Daniel Williamson and Jennifer Williamson, Thursday, 9:00-5:00
Military veterans returning from extended absences are faced with many challenges especially within their immediate families including reconnecting with children and reintegration and role identification within the family. This education session focuses on identifying key Adlerian principles that can be helpful to understanding and easing the reintegration process for families.
Why Blending Adlerian Theory and Evidence Based Assessments Work! Herb Laube & Jeanne Ketola, Thursday, 9:00-5:00
Can Adlerian concepts and evidence based assessments be used together? The answer is yes! Experience this fast paced, interactive workshop that demonstrates how to enhance premarital and couple’s counseling by using Adlerian concepts and the Prepare/Enrich assessment, a validated, reliable instrument that focuses on marriage strengths.
Open Forum Counseling: Demonstration and Techniques, Barbara Fairfield, Thursday, 9:00-5:00
This workshop will demonstrate and teach techniques and approaches from an Adlerian perspective for working with a family before an audience of parents, other family members and educators. This psycho-educational model introduced by Alfred Adler and perfected by Rudolf Dreikurs deserves to be studied and utilized with today's families as the observers/students.
Half-Day Thursday Workshops
Using Positive Discipline to Heal Children with Chronic Trauma Histories, Penny Davis, Thursday, 8:00-12:00
This presentation will look at attachment and foundational brain development for well-nurtured children and for those with chronic trauma (abuse, neglect) histories, and will explore how trauma impacts behavior. Through the use of Adlerian-based Positive Discipline experiential activities, participants will learn specific tools that can help heal children.
Helping the Whole School Work with the Whole Child, Jody McVittie, Thursday, 1:00-5:00
Based on 8 years experience working with Seattle Schools, Dr. McVittie will share what her team has learned about supporting teachers working with the students who have the most behavioral challenges. Positive Discipline and what we know about brain science, trauma and social emotional learning (SEL) fits beautifully into the Response to Intervention model. Teachers can use this information to structure their environment to invite success from more students.
Sunday Post-Conference Workshops
Ethics for Adlerians, John "Jack" Huber, Sunday, 8:00-12:00
This workshop will focus on the 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.
Fun'tastic Adlerian Techniques for Change: Clinical Applications for Counselors and Therapists, Rob Guttenberg, Sunday, 8:00-12:00
Counselors and therapists will actively participate in this highly experiential workshop utilizing jokes, metaphor, fables, songs, cartoons and group exercises to demonstrate the effectiveness of Adlerian concepts and techniques, as they are applied in the clinical setting with individuals, couples, families and groups.