Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops
NASAP 62nd Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, May 22-25, 2014

Thursday Pre-Conference Workshops

Full-Day Thursday Workshops

Adlerian Parent Study Group Leadership Training, Rob Guttenberg (7 CE Hrs)
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.   Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Wounds from the Past: How to Detect and Treat Unhealed Trauma from the Past, Bea Mackay  (7 CE Hrs)
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. Plenty of time for debriefing, discussion and questions is provided. Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Adlerian Supervision and the Reflecting Team, Frank Main, Steve Saiz & Jody Housker (7 CE Hrs)
Supervision allows a space to advance the understanding of Adlerian theory. One way in which a supervisor may advance the supervisee's knowledge of Adlerian theory and practice is through the use of reflecing teams. The reflecting team approach allows an Adlerian 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 and 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.   Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Putting the Pieces Together: Resilience Based Strategies for Case Conceptualization, Monica Nicoll, James Bitter, Peggy Pelonis & William Nicoll  (7 CE Hrs)
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.  Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Lifestyle Live!  Les White (7 CE Hrs) 
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. 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.   Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Veteran-Family Reintegration: An Adlerian Dialog, Daniel Williamson & Jennifer Williamson (7 CE Hrs)
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.    Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Utilizing Illustrations Created by Children and Adolescents to Understand Their Lifestyles, Wes Wingett (7 CE Hrs)
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.   Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 


Half-Day Thursday Workshops



Art, Creativity and Collaboration: The Hope for Positive Change with Trauma Survivors, Marni Rosen Saltzman, Monique Matic & Emily Marsden (4 CE Hrs)
Art gives access to the moments where loss of language, the withdrawal from connection, and the darkness of despair over shine the hope, courage, and social investment. The flexibility and flow of art making loosens the private logic and the safeguarding strategies that opens up therapy to the 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.  Thursday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Group Dreamwork Using Art and Psychorama, Judy Sutherland, Renee Dushman (4 CE Hrs)
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.   Thursday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  Sunday, May 25 Post-Conference Workshops


Integrating Art, Early Recollections, and the Body  to Promote Healthy Civilian and Military Mobile and Cross-Cultural Families, Hala Buck (4 CE Hrs)

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.  Sunday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Ethics for Adlerians, R. John "Jack" Huber (4 CE Hrs)

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.  Sunday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Lifespan Integration - Powerful Reorientation Tool, Steven Maybell (4 CE Hrs)

Lifespan Integration (LI) is a therapeutic method developed by Peggy Pace and Cathy Thorpe, therapist colleagues of mine in Seattle.  Over the past 12 years they have developed LI into a potent therapeutic tool with a variety of protocols and applications. This workshop will (1) review the theory behind LI, (2) how it so easily integrates with Adlerian Psychology, (3) how LI is applied in session, (4) resources for training and study, along with (5) demonstration segments to bring the model alive.  Sunday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Living with ADD (with or without Hyperactivity) Adlerian Style: The Parent's Survival Kit, John Taylor (4 CE Hrs)
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-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.  Sunday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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