2018-2019 PSAS Events

For parents, educators, mental-health professionals, students, and other people interested in human relationships and human well-being:

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, as well as free, grant- or donation-funded Positive Discipline and Disciplina 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.  See our free Forums page for more information.

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, psasadler@gmail.com.  To become a PSAS member, please see www.psasadler.org/membership.pdf.  Annual dues are $30.00.  To suggest a topic or presenter for a First Friday Forum, please email or call us.

For additional parenting classes and events hosted within the Central Puget Sound areas by various organizations, support groups, trainers, and coaches who have listed their parenting classes and resources with us, please see the detailed, parenting event resources schedule in our Parenting Event Calendar.   (Disclaimer: Despite most of these events are fitting to the core believes of Adlerian Psychology and Positive Discipline, we do not endorse any particular events or workshops that are not hosted directly by us.)