Positive Discipline and Adlerian Trainings for Professionals


Beliefs, Belongings and Behavior: Adlerian Psychology and Applications with Families


Alfred Adler, M.D.

“The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.” -Alfred Adler

Abraham Maslow, Albert Ellis, Rollo May, Carl Rogers, Victor Frankl. Sound familiar? These noted scholars of psychology all claim ALFRED ADLER as their teacher and having greatly influenced their work.

Adlerian “Individual” Psychology is the model of human behavior as formulated by Alfred Adler, M.D. (1870-1937), Rudolf Dreikurs, M.D. (1987-1972) and others contributing to its development and practice. Adler’s theory has stood the test of time and science, as recent discoveries in neuroscience are validating today what Adler taught 100 years ago: as social beings, humans thrive only in relationships of mutual respect.  Current schools of psychological theory and therapeutic practice can find roots in Adlerian Psychology including among others: Attachment Theory, Brief Therapy, Client-Centered, Humanistic-Existential, Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused, Reality Therapy/Choice Theory, Gestalt, Positive Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, the Strength-Based/Empowerment Model, and Life and Parent Coaching. POSITIVE DISCIPLINE, the world-renowned child guidance model by Jane Nelson and Lynn Lott, is based in Adlerian Psychology.

Who Should Participate: Therapists, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers, administrators, parents, educators, nurses, business managers, students of psychology and counseling, aides, paraprofessionals, youth workers and anyone interested in learning an encouraging model for understanding human behavior.

Learning Objectives: Through lecture, experiential activities, discussion and demonstration, participants will:

  • Learn the basic concepts of the theory.
  • Gain awareness of how the model is a psychology of “use” based on meaning and interpretation.
  • Learn about equality as the “Ironclad Logic of Social Living” and the basis of cooperation.
  • Gain insight into belief systems through examining Early Recollections.
  • Learn how the model is used to understand and help individuals and families.

Date: June 23-24, 2017 (Friday & Saturday)

Time: 9:00AM – 4:30PM (Friday)                                                                                                                                                                                     9:00AM – 4:00PM (Saturday)

Where: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church                                                                                                                                                                                   2128 Barton Hills Drive                                                                                                                                                                                         Austin, TX 78704

Fee: $375 per person. Student rate* is $350 per person for full-time and part-time students with proof of current enrollment*.  Groups** of 3 or more registering together will receive a $25 discount per person.

*Please email a copy of your current course registration to [email protected] and complete the registration form below to receive the student rate.

**To register a group and receive the discounted group rate, please complete the registration form below and include the total number of people registering and their full names. 

Includes 11.5 CEU hours for Social Workers, LPCs and LMFTs.
Licensed Professional Counselor Continuing Education Provider #1521.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Provider #1521.
Licensed Social Worker Continuing Education Provider #6800.


Lois Ingber, LCSW, CPDLT

Facilitated By: Lois Ingber, LCSW, CPDLT. Lois Ingber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer from Carlsbad, California. Lois has used Adlerian Psychology for over 30 years as a counselor, family therapist, parent educator, and trainer for parents, professionals, school personnel and groups. Lois is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops on the topics of Adlerian Psychology and Positive Discipline. Her presentations have been described as “Fun, practical, and inspiring”. Lois served as president of the San Diego Society of Adlerian Psychology, and organized the San Diego Positive Discipline Mentor Group. She is co author of the manual, “BRIDGES: Building Relationships for Improved Discipline, academic Gains and Effective Schools” and also published various articles regarding parenting and psychology in professional publications.  She and her husband are the parents of a 15 year old daughter. Contact: adlerianconsulting.com.

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Adlerian Psychology and Application with Families

Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

Become a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator! Research has demonstrated the importance of social and emotional learning, even above academics. Positive Discipline parenting tools teach valuable social and life skills without using any form of punishment, rewards, praise, permissiveness and even logical consequences—at least hardly ever.

  • All individuals completing the 2-day training will be Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educators and receive a free 1-year membership to the Positive Discipline Association.
  • LPCs, LMFTs, Social Workers, and Psychologists may earn 13 hours of CEUs.
  • Training materials include the Positive Discipline book (by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.) and the Teaching Parenting manual, which includes over 75 experiential activities to use with parents and caregivers.

Participants will:

  • Learn research based effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive and non-permissive).
  • Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.
  • Gain practice with experiential exercises for “getting into the child’s world” to understand the “belief behind behavior” in order to motivate change.

Date:  July 29-30, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)

Time: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Where: Fusion Academy, 4701 Bee Caves Road Suite 101, Austin, TX 78746

Fee:  $375 per person for registration and payment by June 30, 2017. Registration and payment made after June 30th is $425 per person.

Facilitated By: Lora Ferguson, LPC-S, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Parent Educator through the Positive Discipline Association.

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Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way


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