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. Attendees will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educators.

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.

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.) Attendees will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators.

Participants will learn to:

  • 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.
  • Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group.
  • 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.
  • Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings.
  • Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.

Dates:  TBD

Time: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

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

Positive Discipline in the Classroom Training

This two-day interactive workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, school staff and administrators who want an effective discipline approach based on Adlerian Psychology, that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging student behaviors. Attendees will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educators.

Participants Will Learn To:

• Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches.
• Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures.
• Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual
• Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian psychology for use in the
classroom and school community.
• Understand the belief behind the students’ misbehavior and how
to use encouragement to motivate positive change.
• Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and

Training Information

Dates:  February 21-22, 2020 (Friday & Saturday)

Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Location: St. Andrew’s School, 1112 W. 31st St. Austin, TX 78746

Fee:  Early bird fee is $375 per person for registration and payment received by January 22, 2020. Registration and payment received after January 22, 2020 is $425 per person. 4 or more registrations made together will receive $50 off the fee. Registration fee includes Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Manual and Positive Discipline in the Classroom book.

Carol is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer. She has worked with educators and staff of preschoolers through high school, as well as hundreds of parents of all aged children (prenatal to adult), . She co-founded Positive Discipline of Connecticut, and served as Co-Chair of the international Board of Directors of the Positive Discipline Association. Carol has worked with schools in bringing Positive Discipline to whole school settings. She has two adult sons and a husband of over 35 years. Their relationships continue to grow and benefit from Positive Discipline.

Special Needs and Accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Carol Dores at  [email protected] in advance.

Registration and Payment

Registration and payment can be made here.

Cancellation Policy: Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a
refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending
the workshop.In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.