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Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology

Gemeinschaftsgefuhl ~ Advancing Adlerian Psychology in Ontario Through Social Interest, Sense of Belonging, Community Feeling and Equality


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Past Events

May 2023 Meeting | Leadership Styles: An Adlerian Perspective

You are invited to attend our next monthly meeting where we will be discussing Leadership Styles. "What are the personal requirements of such leadership? A strongly developed social interest is the first of all. An optimistic outlook and sufficient self-confidence are just as necessary ... He must, in a word, be a real human being who possesses courage and skills." (Ansbacher & Ansbacher, 1956, p. 450).  To help you prepare for the meeting, you can do a bit of research on this topic over the next couple of weeks.

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Time: 10:00AM-11:30AM (EST)
Location: Zoom

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

Monthly Meeting - April 2023

You are invited to attend our next monthly meeting where we will be discussing A Sense of Belonging. To help you prepare for the meeting, you can do a bit of research on this topic over the next couple of weeks.  In Alfred Adler's theory of Individual Psychology our basic need of belonging is pivotal. The feeling of belonging is also one of the important stages of Maslow's hierarchy of needs.  Adlerians understand how essential it is to foster a sense of belonging as creates connections, collaboration, and contribution to communities.

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Time: 10:00AM-11:30AM Eastern Standard Time
Location: Zoom

REGISTER in advance for the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting as well as the topic.

Workshop: Trauma-Informed Adlerian Counselling - Modern Applications

This workshop will be an examination and demonstration of trauma-informed Adlerian counselling methods. Dr. Jon Sperry will also be discussing his international research project that surveyed trauma proficiency among mental health professionals from 24 different countries. 

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Time: 6:30PM-9:00PM
Presenter: Dr. Jon Sperry
Location: Adler Graduate Professional School (890 Yonge Street, 10th Floor, Toronto)

Reserve your spot by Monday, March 27, 2023.  See the FLYER for more details and to register.


March 2023 Monthly Meeting

You are invited to our next monthly meeting taking place on Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 10:00AM to 11:30AM (Eastern Standard Time) via Zoom.  

We will be talking about Adler's Individual psychology.  I have attached the article for the meeting.  Please take an hour out of you busy schedule to read the article and come ready for a lively discussion.   READ THE ARTICLE

Register in advance for the meeting.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.    REGISTER NOW

About the Author of the Article
Richard E. Watts, Ph.D. was a Distinguished Pro
fessor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and a Diplomate in Adlerian Psychology. He was an expert and a walking encyclopedia in Adlerian psychology.  Richard authored numerous articles and books.  He was a dedicated educator and mentor, an amazing theologian, and a wonderful musician.  Richard died on September 2, 2022 at the age of 66 after a 2 1/2-year battle with brain cancer (glioblastoma). 
***Image from Richard E. Watts’ LinkedIn Page.

2022 Annual General Meeting

The 12th Annual General Meeting of the members of the Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology will be held virtually on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 10:00AM EST via Zoom.


Register for AGM  

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

Parenting Seminar - Parenting and Childhood Problems

Facilitator: Dr. Hamid Alizadeh
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM EST | Via Zoom

July 2022 Monthly Meeting

Save the Date - Information Coming Soon!

June 2022 Monthly Meeting - The Impact of Adlerian Theory on Parenting

Date: June 4, 2022
Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Presenter: Lynn Hand

Via Zoom

Lynn, executive director of the Family Education Centre (FEC), will speak about the impact of Adlerian Theory on the lives of parents from the FEC's programs.

The Power of Forgiveness Workshop

Adlerian Society of Wales Training
An experiential and creative day that explores the subject of forgiveness and how to work with clients that want to let go of unforgiveness.
Date:  April 30, 2022
Time:  10:00am - 4:00pm
Fee:  35.00 for members and 65.00 for non members
To book call us on: 01834860330 or email

Peacemaking Through a Lens of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

This workshop presents the Coin Model developed by Dr. Nixon which she designed to help people reflect on their thinking that undermines their capacity to support equity, diversity and inclusion. If we agree that the goal of EDI is to create a more equal world, that respects diversity and is inclusive (equally accessible to all) then these elements may support the creation of an increasingly peaceful world. 

Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location: Virtual Workshop
Cost: ONSAP Members $10.00 / Non-Members $30.00
***Become a NEW member of ONSAP and attend the workshop for FREE. To join ONSAP CLICK HERE.**

For More Information: VIEW FLYER

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Anyone who shares an interest in promoting a diversity, equality, inclusion, a sense of belonging, community feeling, connectedness, social interest, cooperation in our society, and contributing to making the world peaceful.

Presenter - Dr. Ed Connors

Dr. Ed Connors is of Mohawk (from Kahnawake Mohawk Territory) and Irish ancestry.  

He is a psychologist who has worked with First Nation communities across Canada since 1982 in both urban and rural centres.  His work over this time has included Clinical Director for an Infant Mental Health Centre in the city of Regina and Director for the Sacred Circle, A suicide Prevention Program developed to serve First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario.  

Dr. Connors' most recent work has involved development of Indigenous Life Promotion projects, including Feather Carriers Leadership for Life Promotion.  While developing this service, Dr. Connors worked with Elders and apprenticed in traditional First Nations approach too healing.  

Today his practice incorporates traditional knowledge about healing while also employing his training as a psychologist.  

His current work includes consultation and community training to assist First Nations in the development of Restorative Justice programs.

Presenter - Stephanie Nixon

Stephanie Nixon is a Full Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.  

She completed her PhD in Public Health in 2006 at the University of Toronto, and a post-doc at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa in 2008.  

Stephanie is a straight, white, middle class, able-bodied, cisgender, settler woman who tries to understand the pervasive effects of privilege.  

Stephanie developed the Coin Model of Privilege and Critical Allyship as a way to translate core ideas about anti-oppression and anti-racism to people in positions of unearned advantage.  

She has conducted workshops on the Coin Model with more than 100 groups including universities, hospitals, community-based organizations, and the professional associations across Canada and internationally.

Monthly Meeting - March 2022

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022
Time: 10:00AM-11:30AM
Location: Via Zoom

Join us for a discussion on life in a single parent household which can sometimes be challenging and stressful. Hear Drew Soleyn from Dad Central speak about the important role of dads in successful parenting.


Monthly Meeting - February 2022

Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Time: 10:00AM-11:30AM
Via Zoom

Join us for a discussion about Community Outreach and how ONSAP can provide services in helping to promote the principles of Adlerian Psychology in daily living and strengthen communities.


January 2022 Meeting

Date: January 15, 2022
Time: 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Via Zoom

Join us for a Brief Introduction to Adlerian Psychology and to discuss Community Outreach.


2021 Annual General Meeting

The eleventh Annual General Meeting of the members of the Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology will be held virtually on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 11:00AM EST via Zoom.

4th Annual Trust Only Movement Walkathon | June 1 - July 31, 2021

Take the next step in support of Adlerian Psychology in Ontario.  We encourage you to take the pledge to walk 10KM on their own or with family (you live with) anytime between June 1 to July 31.  This is a great way to get your steps and some exercise. Think about taking a picture of you walking, send to us, and we will post on our Social Media and Website.  Walking and movement is good for your health, and Adler said, “Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.”  Rememer to practice Social Distancing.

Paperless Pledging! Ask your sponsors to make their pledge, in your name, at our Canada Helps page.  They just need to type the message "Walkathon Sponsoring Your Name"). A tax receipt will be provided immediately from Canada Helps. If you are not walking, support those who are with encouragement and by making a pledge or donation.


Courage and Encouragement in the Time of Covid

We are in a time where many individuals are feeling alienated, disconnected and isolated leading to discouragement.  Let's talk about how we can use Adlerian concepts to help build connections and a better community.  Adlerian principles and practices touch upon many aspects of our community living and everyday life; the legacy of Adlerian Psychology contributes to the here and now.


Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021

Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM EST

Speakers: Mary Hitchcock and Alyson Schafer

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free




Mary Hitchcock has taught English As a Second Language to Adults, worked with Youth Rehabilitation, and she was a pedagogical support at a local school board as head of the English Department, Music, Arts and Physical Education teachers.  Mary completed her Master’s Degree in Neurolinguistic Programming, and she also trained to teach Chair Yoga to people in wheelchairs.  Mary found her way to the Adler School of Professional Psychology, and she has been a mental health clinician in Quebec since 2002. She also volunteers for medical staff working to support in-home elderly patients.


Alyson Schafer is one of Canada’s leading parenting experts. She promotes a firm but friendly “democratic parenting” style and offers practical solutions backed by extensive evidence-based research.  Alyson is an Adlerian family counsellor, author and internationally acclaimed expert who empowers families by sharing her principles, rules and tools for raising co-operative and resilient kids.. Alyson delivers her deep insights in ways that today’s busy parents can easily understand and apply immediately.


Happy For No Reason

One of our members is facilitating a Workshop.

Title: Happy For No Reason

Description: Do you want to increase greater happiness in your life? If so, consider participating in my workshop, Happy For No Reason, and you will learn the seven steps to building your inner home of happiness and the habits to support your happiness. You will learn the myths of happiness, and key concepts, strategies and techniques to raise your happiness set-point. You will also learn how to access your deep inner state of peace, contentment and well-being despite your external circumstances.

Facilitator: Annie Tulk, M.A., Registered Psychotherapist/Certified Life and Relationship Coach/Author and Happy For No Reason Certified Trainer

Dates: Wednesdays - January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 2021

Time: 7:00PM-8:30PM EST

Medium: Zoom

Cost: $97.00

Coping Strategies in this Pandemic

The Walnut Foundation, an organization that we have partnered with for our yearly walkathon, is having a FREE Symposium on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. See the flyer below for more information.


Walnut Foundation Free Symposium 2021

Book Launch Party - Love In and Out of Lockdown

Book Launch Party

Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020 
Location: Zoom
Time: 4:00PM

***Contact Christine Nisan at for more information, the Zoom link and password.

The authors (Eden Wolfe, Christine Nisan, Anais Danesi) saw the struggles many couples were having during lockdown so they decided to write a book "Love In and Out of Lockdown: 40+ Ideas and Activities for a Healthy Relationship During a Global Pandemic".  The book has Adlerian content and references Rudolf Dreikurs and Harold Mosak in the Chapters written by Christine Nisan.  

Hear a few chapters read by the authors who will be dressed in costume as confined historical women!  You can dress up too if you want - best costume wins a book!  It's so close to Halloween, why not?

You can purchase the book at and

ONSAP 2020 VIRTUAL Conference

Join us for this year's Annual Conference as we celebrate a sense of belonging, community feeling, connectedness, encouragement and cooperation in our society.

Title: Celebrating Belonging and Connectedness
Date: October 3, 2020 | 9:45AM to 4:30PM
Location: Zoom
Presenters: Brenda Restoule, Evan Ripley-McNeil, Bengu Erguner-Tekinalp, Pascale Brady and Marion Balla

Members attend for FREE.    REGISTER

Become a member of ONSAP and attend the conference for FREE.    JOIN ONSAP


Walkathon 2020

This year's Trust Only Movement Walk-A-Thon will take place in a different way.  Saturday, June 6th was supposed to be the day for the Walk-A-Thon in Brampton; but now, we are encouraging individuals to walk on their own or with family (they live with) - be careful on your walk, keep your distance and follow the guidelines put in place by the Public Health Agency of Canada.  

Take a picture of you walking, send to us, and we will post on our Social Media and Website. Remember ... walking and movement is good for your health. Begins June 1st and ends August 31, 2020.


Instead of completing the sponsorship form, tell sponsors to make a pledge/donation at our Canada Helps page in your name (Just type in the message "Walk-A-Thon sponsoring Your Name").  If you are not walking or reading, support those who are with encouragement and by making a  Pledge/Donate Now.


Summer ONLINE Workshop

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adlerian Psychology Approach)



Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequent diagnoses among children and adolescents seeking psychological or psychiatric services.  Mental health professionals, parents and educators need to know how to view and how to intervene.  Adlerian Psychology views ADHD in systemic-holistic context and involves both the parents and the individuals.  Relevant Adlerian psychoeducational interventions will be discussed in this workshop.

Presenter: Hamid Alizadeh, Ph.D.
View Flyer

Dates: June 19 and 26, 2020
Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location: Online
Cost: ONSAP General Member - $60.00
          ONSAP Student/Parent/Teacher Member - $40.00
          Non-Member - $80.00 (Become a member of ONSAP to save on your registration fee at the member rate)


ONSAP is having its first Read-A-Thon.  We want to promote a love of reading in today's society and also raise funds for the organization.  Children can enrich their reading experience and adults get the opportunity to catch up on their reading.  The Read-A-Thon begins March 1st and ends August 31, 2020.

You can ask a sponsor to donate a pledge on a per page or per book basis, or you could suggest that a sponsor donate a flat amount.  Pledges or donations can also be done online at Canada Helps.  Just type in the message Read-A-Thon and the individual's name that you are sponsoring.  Pledge/Donate Now.

Ask family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, organizations to support you.  Turn in a pledge/donation form with a minimum pledge of $20.00 to be eligible for a prize. Proceeds go towards advancing Adlerian Psychology in Ontario through initiatives and activities.

Completed Forms and pledges are due by September 7, 2020.  Drawing for prizes will take place on October 3, 2020.


Get excited about reading.  Pick up a book today!

Questions? Contact Charmaine McIntosh at 416.258.8441.



Rethinking Anxiety and Depression From An Adlerian Framework

Adler (ALFREDS) Workshop

Lecturer: Dr. Jon Sperry
Date: December 7-8, 2019
Location: 890 Yonge Street, Suite 900, Toronto, Ontario

View Flyer
: Click Here
For More Information:

ONSAP 2019 Annual Conference

October 4-6, 2019
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital | Toronto

Perfectly Imperfect

See the Conference Page for more information.
Registration is now open!  Register Today.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Concurrent Mental Health and Substance Use Issues Workshop - Dalton Associates

Presenter: Dr. Lane Pederson

Click Here To Register

Click Here To Read the Flyer for More Details.


Presented by Dalton Associates Psychological and Mental Health Services

Walk to Connect

ONSAP is having its third walkathon taking place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Etobicoke Creek Trail in Brampton at 8:30AM. View the Flyer and Sponsorship Form in our 'Current Events' section of the website. Come walk with us and support ONSAP. 

This event has been cancelled.

North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) Conference

NASAP Comes to Toronto

Date: June 7-10, 2018
Community, Connections, and Social Interest in Challenging Times
Toronto Chelsea Hotel

Adlerian Family Counselling Workshop - James Robert Bitter, Ed.D.

Alfred Adler gave us the theory of Adlerian (Individual) Psychology which is extremely valuable in understanding human behaviour, and applicable to individuals, families, and couples. This is a FREE introductory workshop to Adlerian Family Counselling. 

When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Where: The Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club
Time: 12:00PM-2:00PM

View Flyer
Register Now

ONSAP Walk to Connect

Walk to Connect

ONSAP is having it's second walkathon, taking place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Etobicoke Creek Trail in Brampton at 8:30AM. View the Flyer and Sponsorship Form in our 'Current Events' section of the website. Come walk with us and support ONSAP. 

Principles and Practice of Safe Trauma Therapy Trauma Workshop

The Adler Graduate Professional School and ALFREDS presents a Trauma Workshop. This is a one-day workshop providing information, interactive and group processes with brief lecture, experiential exercises, and practical demonstrations.  It presents guidance to delivering safe trauma therapy work with underpinned by Adlerian principles and practice.

See the attached Flyer for details and registration.

Notice of Annual General Meeting of ONSAP Members

MAKE NOTICE that the 7th Annual General Meeting of the members of the Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology will be held at the Courtyard Marriot, 90 Biscayne Crescent, Brampton, ON L6W 4S1, at 1:00 PM in the afternoon of the Fourth day of June, 2017:

  1. To approve of the Minutes of the AGM held October 2016;
  2. To receive and consider the President’s Report, financial statements and reports of the various ONSAP standing and Adhoc committees;
  3. To review and approve any amendments to the Bylaws of the Association;
  4. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.

You may assign your voting privileges to another member by completing the attached proxy form. Proxies must be returned by Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to:

240A St. David Street North
Fergus, Ontario N1M 2J7
Facsimile: (519) 787-0773

Dated at Toronto, Ontario this 5th day of May 2016.


Michael Diotte
Governance Chair - ONSAP 

NASAP 2017 Annual Conference - Ontario Presenters

The conference takes place May 18-21, 2017 | Vancouver, BC | Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

Presenters from Ontario at this year’s conference include: 
Thursday Evening
Alyson Schafer - Ansbacher Keynote
Marion Balla - Managing Life Transitions
Ruth Strung - Adlerian Parenting for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Sonia Nicolucci - Alfred Adler: Inspiring the Hearts of Athletes
Alyson Schafer - Gamification How to Harness the Secret Powers of On-line Gaming to Improve Your Parenting and Clinical Work with Youth
Susan Proser - When a Client Feels Instantly Known
Patricia Kyle and Linda Page - The Challenge of Presence: Courage to Integrate Our Three Brains – Head, Heart and Gut
Begum Verjee and Jim Little - Doing Social Interest
Sunday Half-Day Workshop
Rocky Garrison and Charmaine McIntosh - Forgiveness: A Gemeinschaftsgefuehl Skill

For more information and to register for the conference, CLICK HERE.

ONSAP Walkathon 2017

Walk to Connect

We are having our first Walkathon | Etobicoke Creek Trail in Brampton

The Walkathon takes place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 with registration at 8:30AM and the walk commencing at 9:00AM.  This Walkathon takes place in collaboration with the Walnut Foundation (a men’s health support group in Brampton -  To view/print information about the Walkathon, click on the following: FLYER and SPONSORSHIP FORM.

Resilience Focused Marriage and Family Therapy - Dalton Associates

Hosted by Dalton Associates.  Click Here for  more details and to register
The Resilience Focused Counselling model is based in Adlerian Psychology and then expands upon this model by integrating it with the resilience research and other positive, well-being approaches to counselling and therapy.  The goal of therapy is viewed as increasing the client's overall mental health or resilience capacity rather than to merely decrease or control presenting conflicts and symptoms.

Kids, Drugs, Stress and Anxiety - Parent Education Network

The Parent Education Network, an Adlerian organization, is hosting this workshop.

When: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Where: North Toronto Memorial Community Centre
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

There will be two presentations:

  • Preventing Youth Substance Abuse
  • Building Resiliency in Our Youth

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE to view the flyer.

North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) 65th Annual Conference

The next NASAP conference taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia from May 18-21, 2017. NASAP is still accepting submissions for their poster presentation.  The deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  For more information and to register for the conference, click here.

ONSAP 2016 Annual Conference


The ONSAP 2016 Annual Conference will take place from Friday, October 14-Sunday, October 16, 2016 .

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto  

The conference will focus on Promoting Wellness and Mental Health.

 Wellness 4

North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) Annual Conference

North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, of which we are an affiliate, is having their annual conference May 12-15, 2016 in Bloomington, Minnesota.

NASAP 2016 Conference

For more information and to register for the conference, Click Here.

ONSAP Holiday Dinner 2015



Spend some time with other colleagues, members and  friends of Adler for a great opportunity to connect, socialize and network.  We look forward to seeing you there and having an enjoyable time!  

When: Friday, December 4, 2015

Time: 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Where: Canyon Creek Restaurant, 299 Rathburn Road West, Toronto, 905-279-3342 (Rathburn Road West and Hurontario Street by Square One Mall)

RSVP to Linda Burdett at by Monday, November 30, 2015 so that Linda can confirm the numbers with the restaurant. 

Please note that meals are paid for by the individual.


ONSAP 2015 Annual Conference

5th Annual Conference

DATE: October 16-18, 2015 
LOCATION: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto
THEME: The Power of Diversity: Harnessing and Celebrating Unity

Mark the date on your calendar, and we look forward to seeing you there.
Watch out for the conference brochure and registration information.


OAMFT 2015 International Conference

The OAMFT and IFTA are proud to open registration for their 2015 Global Conference.  This year's conference will be held inToronto (Richmond Hill), Ontario from October 15 to 17, 2015 and brings together a very of worldwide practitioners for our conference offering entitled, Global Family and Systemic Therapy in an Era of Dis-ease.  Our themes of Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the Impact of Violence, War and Disease on Family and Individuals and Collaborating for Global Mental Health include speakers from around the globe who are experts in their field of study/work.

Early Bird Pricing Available until September 5th - Don't miss out on the savings!

View Conference Agenda    Register Here
Conference Website            Hotel Accommodations


Summer BBQ 2015

Join us for a potluck on Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 3:00PM to 7:00PM.
We look forward to seeing you there.  Don't forget to RSVP by May 30, 2015.  FLYER

2015 Day of Learning

The Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology in partnership with ALFREDS Foundation of Canada present the 2015 Day of Learning - Caring for Self, Caring for Others


DATE: Saturday, April 18, 2015
LOCATION: Adler Graduate Professional School, 890 Yonge Street, Suite 900, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3P4
TIME: 9:00AM - 4:00PM EST
PRESENTER: Marion Balla, M.Ed., M.S.W., R.S.W

View the Flyer

Click on 'register now' and it will take you to Eventbrite where you can register for this teleconference.  REGISTER NOW 

We Become What We Remember Career Predictions: Early Recollections as Early Indications of Career Choices n- Louise Giroux, Ph.D.

DATE: Monday, February 9, 2015
LOCATION: Teleconference
TIME: 7:00PM - 8:30PM EST

Teleconference Flyer
Click on 'register now' and it will take you to Eventbrite where you can register for this teleconference.  REGISTER NOW

ONSAP's First Holiday Dinner

ONSAP presents our first Holiday Dinner.  Take a moment out of your busy holiday planning and shopping to spend some time with your Adlerian colleagues, members and  friends of Adler. This is a great opportunity to connect, socialize and network.  We look forward to seeing you there and having an enjoyable time!  

When: Friday, November 28, 2014

Time: 6:30PM to whenever!

Where: Milestones Grill and Bar at Yorkdale Shopping Mall, 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto 

Please RSVP to Charmaine at by Wednesday, November 26, 2014 so that we will know how many people to accommodate for seating.

Please note that meals are paid for by the individual.

Holiday Dinner 2014

Understanding and Encouraging Teens: Insights and Interventions for Professionals Serving Adolescents (and their Parents) - Lynn Lott

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Location: Teleconference
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM EST
Teleconference Flyer
Click on 'register now' and it will take you to Eventbrite where you can register for this teleconference.  REGISTER NOW

Safe and Effective Use of Self Workshop - Sandra Finkelman

An Experiential Training Program for Psychotherapists   View Flyer

Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology - 4th Annual Conference

Date:  October 17 - 19, 2014
Location: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto

Theme: Strengthening Loving Relationships

Keynote SpeakerDr. Betty Lou Bettner
See the Conference Brochure for more details.

Register Early, before October 1, to SAVE!

No Inferiority = No Compassion - John Reardon, M.A.

Understand Adler's clear views on inferiority. The emphasis of this teleconference will be on where it comes from and how it is "useful" or "useless". There will also be a connection made between Inferiority and Compassion and a need for application of this connection. 

Date: Wednesday, Septemer 24, 2014
Location: Teleconference
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM EST
Teleconference Flyer
Click on 'register now' and it will take you to Eventbrite where you can register for this teleconference.  REGISTER NOW

Keeping the Joy in Marriage: Adlerian Tools for Couples and Those Who Work with Couples - Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Location: Teleconference
Time: 7:00PM - 8:15PM EST
Teleconference Flyer

Jane Nelsen and Mary Nelsen tamborski have adapted the tools and concepts for couples and developed the Keeping theJoy in Marriage Tool Cards and Couple Workbook.  Jane will be sharing this in the teleconference.

Exploring the Impact of Personal Priority on Professional Identity - John M. Reardon, M.A.

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Location: Teleconference
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM EST
Teleconference Flyer

At the Adler Graduate School of Minnesota, John has been developing a highly personal and subjective process relating to Professional Identity and Leadership. Participants are becoming more effective as they grasp what they "take in the room". Using our subjectivity fully with Emotional Intelligence creates optimum conditions for growth and Wellness for those we serve. This is a first and significant step toward a deeper Professional Identity.

Seven Counselling-Related Metaphors: Relationship Implications - Dan Eckstein, Ph.D.

(This workshop has been cancelled)

Date:  Saturday, Sepember 7, 2013
Location: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Time: 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Workshop Flyer

Recognizing and responding to client spoken metaphors are two valuable counselling skills.  The workshop will identify and illustrate seven specific types of metaphors that can be used in describing clinical scenarios.  There will be a demonstration will a volunteer, and an audience discussion and clinical applications of metaphors will conclude the workshop. The workshop will focus on using metaphors in relationships.

Couples Therapy: Assessment and Treatment - Marion Balla and Susan Prosser

Adler Professional School presents a new course.      View Flyer      Registration Form

No More Praise Junkies: The Difference Between Praise and Encouragement - Doone Estey, M.A.

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Location: Teleconference
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM EST
Teleconference Flyer

Praise is now known to be counterproductive to children's self esteem.  Given the best of intentions, praise can actually lead to more challenging behaviour and undermine the life goal we have for our children.  Learn how to be a ore encouraging parent and help your children reach their true potential.

Retreat for Therapists - Lori Kay and Dr. Jill Pickett

You are invited to attend ... Connecting to the Therapeutic Unconscious
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Workshop Borderline Personality Disorder: A Two-Year Treatment Program by Dr. Pickett and Lori Kay, MA, RNCP
Click Here for more information.

Principles and Practices of Adlerian Family Counselling - Dan Dalton, Ph.D.

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Location: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop Flyer

Through the use of lecture, discussions, role play and demonstration, the following course objectives will be addressed: Defining the modern family, rational for family counselling, principles of Adlerian family counselling, techniques of Adlerian family counselling and special issues in family counselling.

Building Self-Esteem Through Self Understanding - Wes Wingett, Ph.D.

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2012
Location: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Time: 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop Flyer

Adlerian psychology is a psychology of use.  Adlerians believe that individuals develop character traits to utilize in meeting the personal and social challenges of living.  This didactic and experiential workshop will focus on identifying those individual character traits that contribute to self-esteem, on differentiating three uses of character traits, and on applying these character traits to a current challenge.

Boy OH Boy! - Barry MacDonald and Sonia Nicolucci

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Take Me To Your Leader: Collaborative Leadership and Trust - Mark Federman

Adler Graduate Professional School presents a Colloquium on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 6:00PM - 8:30PM.
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Adlerian Theory Rediscovered: Applications of a Systemic Paradigm - Linda Page, Ph.D.

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Location: Teleconference
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM EST
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A Century ago, Adler's theory was rejected by many because it emphasized values, holism, community, egalitarianism, collaboration, and positive health rather than "hard", objective, diagnostic "science" of what's wrong.  Now science has caught up with Adler, and his ideas can be seen as a foundation for most application in psychotherapy, coaching, counselling and other change professions. This hour-long teleconference will provide an overview and specific examples of what's newly relevant for today's practitioners.

Child Honouring: Respecting Earth and Child

ALFREDS presents ... A dynamic and inspiring event for adults. View Flyer

The Joy and Fears of Teen Years - Alyson Schafer, M.A.

Alyson talks about helping teens survive and thrive in the critical adolescent years.   View Poster



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