First Friday Forum

Time: June 4th 2021, from 7:30-9:30 p.m

Topic: “What Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood can teach us, especially at the time of uncertainty and isolation: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Beyond religions, beyond races and the colors of the people, beyond political parties, beyond age differences and sexual orientations, and even beyond mankind…. Yet so fitting into the needs of all of us, especially during prolonged social isolation, with doubts and uncertainties….

While stepping out of your home, won’t you, won’t you be my neighbor?

Please join us at the free First Friday Forum, on June 4th 2021, from 7:30-9:30 p.m, on “What Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood can teach us, especially at the time of uncertainty and isolation: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?“, moderated by Jessica C. Hsieh.  Highlights of the documentary film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor (2018)” will be viewed together in the first section of the Forum, followed by small group discussions, Q&A, reflections, and suggestions for actions.

Everyone is welcome.  Upon RSVP, you will receive your individual registration link for this Forum presentation and discussion.  Your RSVP will allow the meeting host and moderator to plan ahead and assign you into small group discussion exercises during the Forum presentation.  Please click on the link below to register:

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When: Jun 4, 2021 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting in this Link:

or, click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqceGrqzIsEtVAeF92zlfw7RIjX5T8u9LT

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The forum is free, and two (2) CEU hours are available for this presentation for a small fee.  PSAS members enjoy discounted CEU rates; for non-members, we charge $30 for 2 CEU hours.  If you do desire to obtain the CEU hours for this presentation, please do make sure you reach out to the PSAS Coordinator via: psasadler@gmail.com, to request for it.  We will forward you with information related to the payment methods.  CEU Certificate will be provided in either printed or electronical formats.  Those of you who do not need CEU hours, but would feel like to offer donation to us in organizing this forum discussion, are of course greatly appreciated and welcomed.

Moderator info:  Jessica Hsieh, is the Coordinator and Parent Educator at the Puget Sound Adlerian Society.  She is a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator at Positive Discipline Association, and also a certified SMPG facilatator with the Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted Association (SENG). She holds a Master degree of Psychology from Boston University, focused both on clinical and social psychology tracks. Jessica was an intake assessor at the BRTC clinic at UW (3 years), and a trained Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (currently not in practice) working for the community mental health treatment network in City of Philadelphia, PA (6 years).  She received Certificate of Recognition for Skilled Cognitive Therapy in Community Setting from the Beck Initiative, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania.

This will be our 9th online/video conference in order to coping with the Covid-19 Home Stay Order since March 2020.  We look forward to receiving your RSVP (registration link is shown above), and seeing you at 7:30pm at the first Friday of June!

First Friday Forum

Time: May 7th 2021, from 7:30-9:30 p.m

Topic: “Democratic Leadership: because Social Equality is better for everyone

Presenter: Dr. Karen John, via a pre-recorded video, for the virtual conference of the ICASSI (International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools and Institute.)  The ICASSI Conference, in which Dr. Karen John presented with this particular presentation, was held online, from July 19th through July 31st, 2020.

This upcoming First Friday Free Forum presentation will be hosted via Zoom (video-meeting,) with Anita G. Morales, and Paulina Cuevas Vega being the forum discussion leader and moderator.  After brief introduction, we will first present Dr. Karen John’s recorded presentation, and then Anita and Paulina will be leading the forum discussion.
Everyone is welcome.  Upon RSVP, you will receive your individual registration link for this Forum presentation and discussion.  Your RSVP will allow the meeting moderators to plan ahead and assign you into potential group discussion exercises during the presentation.  Please click on the link below to register:

Register in advance for this meeting in this LINK:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

It is recommended that participants watch at least the first 15-20 minutes of this pre-recorded presentation by Dr. Karen John, prior to attending this Forum discussion, as the highlights of this coming Forum are for thought exchanges, information sharing, as well as respectful discussions among all the Forum participants.  We are curious and eager to hear your thoughts, questions, reflections related to Adlerian leadership, democracy, populism, and more.

Dr. Karen John is a developmental psychologist who works as a researcher, trainer, lecturer, consultant, Adlerian psychotherapist and clinical and Ph.D. supervisor. With over 40 years’ experience in mental health, social care services and educational leadership, training and research, she is the author of over 60 articles, chapters and booklets. She is an editor of the ASIIP Year Book and a member of the ICASSI faculty and board. Her abiding aim is to help individuals, families, organizations and professionals recognize and overcome internal and external obstacles that interfere with their healthy and socially responsible functioning.

 Anita G. Morales grew up in a migrant farm worker family in Eastern Washington, and earned her B.A. and teaching degree from the University of Washington.  Anita served Seattle Public Schools for 35 years, with the first 22 as a classroom teacher. When she retired in 2016, Anita was an Equity & Race Relations Specialist and co-designed and co-facilitated racial equity training for all levels of district staff. She is now an independent consultant.

Paulina Cuevas Vega holds a M.A. degree in Educational Psychology, is a Certified PK-12 School Counselor and also a Positive Discipline Trainer.  She has been teaching parenting classes for more than 10 years, and also has taught and facilitated parenting classes in the U.S.A. and in Chile.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Adler on Social Equality, and how it increases social interest;
  2. How Populism is putting democracy at risk;
  3. Democratic Leadership in Adlerian perspective, systemic elements of it and Social Equality, along with its typical drawbacks;
  4. Democratic Leadership vs Populism & Democratic Leadership in crisis

The forum is free, and two (2) CEU hours are available for this presentation for a small fee.  PSAS members enjoy discounted CEU rates; for non-members, we charge $30 for 2 CEU hours.  If you do desire to obtain the CEU hours for this presentation, please do make sure you mention this in the RSVP email to: psasadler@gmail.com.  We will forward you with information related to the payment methods.  CEU Certificate will be provided in either printed or electronical formats.  Those of you who do not need CEU hours, but would feel like to offer donation to us in organizing this forum discussion, are of course greatly appreciated and welcomed.

Please be noted that all CEU hour fees, received in this coming First Friday Forum, will be donated to the ICASSI (International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools and Institute).

This will be our 8th online/video conference in order to coping with the Covid-19 Home Stay Order since March 2020.  Please do kindly RSVP to psasadler@gmail.com so the we can assign you to potential group discussion exercises during the presentation.  Please do NOT simply hit the ‘reply’ button for this particular email; kindly DO copy and paste psasadler@gmail.com into your recipient box, and use “RSVP” as the email title to let us know your planning on attending.

CHANGES parent support group (Seattle)

Changes Parent Support Network is a structured, peer-led program that provides support to parents struggling with children and teens who are engaging in oppositional and self-destructive behaviors. Changes offers hope, help, support and relief from feeling overwhelmed and alone. We invite you to explore this website for information about our philosophy, our structured approach and meeting schedules.  More information about CHANGES can be found at: http://cpsn.org/

Currently, CHANGES have 3 meeting locations respectively in Seattle, Everett, and Redmond.  This page is for the meeting in Seattle area:

Seattle meeting meets Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Discovery House, 4401 2nd Ave NE, Seattle

– Join us for a potluck the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

CHANGES parent support group (Seattle)

Changes Parent Support Network is a structured, peer-led program that provides support to parents struggling with children and teens who are engaging in oppositional and self-destructive behaviors. Changes offers hope, help, support and relief from feeling overwhelmed and alone. We invite you to explore this website for information about our philosophy, our structured approach and meeting schedules.  More information about CHANGES can be found at: http://cpsn.org/

Currently, CHANGES have 3 meeting locations respectively in Seattle, Everett, and Redmond.  This page is for the meeting in Seattle area:

Seattle meeting meets Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Discovery House, 4401 2nd Ave NE, Seattle

– Join us for a potluck the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

CHANGES parent support group (Seattle)

Changes Parent Support Network is a structured, peer-led program that provides support to parents struggling with children and teens who are engaging in oppositional and self-destructive behaviors. Changes offers hope, help, support and relief from feeling overwhelmed and alone. We invite you to explore this website for information about our philosophy, our structured approach and meeting schedules.  More information about CHANGES can be found at: http://cpsn.org/

Currently, CHANGES have 3 meeting locations respectively in Seattle, Everett, and Redmond.  This page is for the meeting in Seattle area:

Seattle meeting meets Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Discovery House, 4401 2nd Ave NE, Seattle

– Join us for a potluck the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

CHANGES parent support group (Seattle)

Changes Parent Support Network is a structured, peer-led program that provides support to parents struggling with children and teens who are engaging in oppositional and self-destructive behaviors. Changes offers hope, help, support and relief from feeling overwhelmed and alone. We invite you to explore this website for information about our philosophy, our structured approach and meeting schedules.  More information about CHANGES can be found at: http://cpsn.org/

Currently, CHANGES have 3 meeting locations respectively in Seattle, Everett, and Redmond.  This page is for the meeting in Seattle area:

Seattle meeting meets Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Discovery House, 4401 2nd Ave NE, Seattle

– Join us for a potluck the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

CHANGES parent support group (Seattle)

Changes Parent Support Network is a structured, peer-led program that provides support to parents struggling with children and teens who are engaging in oppositional and self-destructive behaviors. Changes offers hope, help, support and relief from feeling overwhelmed and alone. We invite you to explore this website for information about our philosophy, our structured approach and meeting schedules.  More information about CHANGES can be found at: http://cpsn.org/

Currently, CHANGES have 3 meeting locations respectively in Seattle, Everett, and Redmond.  This page is for the meeting in Seattle area:

Seattle meeting meets Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Discovery House, 4401 2nd Ave NE, Seattle

– Join us for a potluck the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

CHANGES parent support group (Seattle)

Changes Parent Support Network is a structured, peer-led program that provides support to parents struggling with children and teens who are engaging in oppositional and self-destructive behaviors. Changes offers hope, help, support and relief from feeling overwhelmed and alone. We invite you to explore this website for information about our philosophy, our structured approach and meeting schedules.  More information about CHANGES can be found at: http://cpsn.org/

Currently, CHANGES have 3 meeting locations respectively in Seattle, Everett, and Redmond.  This page is for the meeting in Seattle area:

Seattle meeting meets Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Discovery House, 4401 2nd Ave NE, Seattle

– Join us for a potluck the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

CHANGES parent support group (Seattle)

Changes Parent Support Network is a structured, peer-led program that provides support to parents struggling with children and teens who are engaging in oppositional and self-destructive behaviors. Changes offers hope, help, support and relief from feeling overwhelmed and alone. We invite you to explore this website for information about our philosophy, our structured approach and meeting schedules.  More information about CHANGES can be found at: http://cpsn.org/

Currently, CHANGES have 3 meeting locations respectively in Seattle, Everett, and Redmond.  This page is for the meeting in Seattle area:

Seattle meeting meets Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Discovery House, 4401 2nd Ave NE, Seattle

– Join us for a potluck the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

CHANGES parent support group (Seattle)

Changes Parent Support Network is a structured, peer-led program that provides support to parents struggling with children and teens who are engaging in oppositional and self-destructive behaviors. Changes offers hope, help, support and relief from feeling overwhelmed and alone. We invite you to explore this website for information about our philosophy, our structured approach and meeting schedules.  More information about CHANGES can be found at: http://cpsn.org/

Currently, CHANGES have 3 meeting locations respectively in Seattle, Everett, and Redmond.  This page is for the meeting in Seattle area:

Seattle meeting meets Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Discovery House, 4401 2nd Ave NE, Seattle

– Join us for a potluck the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.