The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature
by every human being . . . and peace for every human soul.
Alfred Adler, MD
In this spirit, PSAS offers free First Friday Forums, free, grant- or donation-funded Positive Discipline and Disci-plina Positiva parenting courses, and other educational events for everyone who is concerned with human relationships and well-being. We are happy to report that the Horizons Foundation has again funded a year-long series of our parenting courses.
At our First Friday Forums, various presenters address subjects of interest to mental-health professionals, educators, parents, and others.
At quarterly forums, Stephen A. Maybell, PhD (Director of the Student Counseling Center and Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University) has presented Clinical Conversations. He is taking time off to deal with health concerns, and we hope that he’ll return for more forum presentations later on.
We are sad to say that our Professional Development Seminars for mental-health professionals and graduate students have been suspended because of the passing of Robert L. Powers, one of our presenters, and the decision by his wife and co-presenter Jane Griffith to move back East. There’s hope that another presenter will become available shortly.
With the retirement of Stephanie Cross, Sanity Circus (our parenting course for 30 years) morphed into Positive Discipline and Disciplina Positiva courses---still Adlerian, still grant funded and free, and still co-sponsored and hosted by various other nonprofit organizations. Anita Garcia Morales and Ximena Grollmus are now the presenters for these courses. Both are also PSAS Board members. Jessica Hsieh, our new Coordinator, is now teaching Positive Discipline in Mandarin.
With Sound Discipline and the Positive Discipline Association, we co-sponsor Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way and Positive Discipline in the Classroom. With Sound Discipline, we also co-sponsor the course Positive Discipline in the Early Childhood Classroom.
CE hours for licensed mental-health professionals are available at PSAS events. The CE fee is $10 per hour for PSAS members, and $15 per hour for others.
To join the PSAS “Friends” email list for event notices, or for further information, please call or email us, 206-527-2566, To become a PSAS member, please see . Annual dues are $30.00. To suggest a topic or presenter for a First Friday Forum, please email or call us.
Our mission is to nurture dignity for all
by encouraging democratic relationships and a sense of belonging.
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