Positive Discipline and Adlerian Trainings for Professionals


Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Training

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 will receive a free 1-year membership to the Positive Discipline Association and a free 1-year membership in the Austin Parenting Network- a professional directory of certified positive discipline educators in the greater Austin area.
  • 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.

Dates: January 17-18, 2020 (Friday & Saturday)

Time: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Location: Austin Family Counseling at 5000 Bee Caves Road Suite 100, Austin, TX 78746

Fee:  Early bird fee is $375 per person for registration and payment made before October 1, 2019. Registration and payment made on or after October 1, 2019 is $425 per person. Two discounted* spots are available for students at a reduced fee of $300. To be eligible for the discounted student rate, you must be currently enrolled as a student at an institution.

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

Registration: For non-students, submit your information below, select the non-student training option and click the Pay Now button. For students*, submit your information below, select the student training option and email a copy of your current/upcoming semester course schedule to [email protected]. You will receive a PayPal invoice for the discounted student rate. Space is limited, so don’t miss this opportunity!

Accommodations: If you will be traveling from out of town to attend the training, here are a few recommended lodging accommodations within proximity to the Austin Family Counseling facility.

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Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educator Training


This two-day interactive workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.)

All individuals completing this 2-day training will receive a free 1-year membership to the Positive Discipline Association and a free 1-year membership in the Austin Parenting Network – a professional directory of certified positive discipline educators in the greater Austin area.

Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting.

Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to:

  1. Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect.
  2. Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group.
  3. Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness and to understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children.
  4. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings.
  5. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.

Dates:  September 20-21, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)

Time: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Location: Austin Family Counseling at 5000 Bee Caves Road Suite 100, Austin, TX 78746

Fee:  Early bird fee is $375 per person for registration and payment made by August 23, 2019. Registration and payment made after August 23, 2019 is $425 per person.

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

Registration: Submit your information below and click the Pay Now button. Space is limited, so don’t miss this opportunity!

Accommodations: If you will be traveling from out of town to attend the training, here are a few recommended lodging accommodations within proximity to the Austin Family Counseling facility.

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