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The Positive Discipline Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia features presentations for educators, clinicians, and parents. Spend the day developing Positive Discipline tools for home and school, or to support others through your coaching, consulting, or counseling practice. 




8:00 - Check-in/Welcome Table and Bookstore Open

9:00-10:00 - Opening Session - Keynote Speaker: Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.

10:15-11:45 - Morning session 

11:45-1:15 - Lunch

1:15-2:15 - First Afternoon Session 

2:15-2:30 - Afternoon Break 

2:30-4:00 - Second Afternoon Session  

4:00-4:30 - Conference Closing: Return Continuing Education Forms,

Check-out. Bookstore open until 4:30 PM.

会议日程 ( 七月十日)

8:00 – 签到/欢迎和图书角开业

9:00 - 10:00 - 开幕式  发言人:简·尼尔森博士Jane NelsonEd.D.

10:15 – 11:45 - 上午课程

11:45 – 1:15 - 午餐

1:15 – 2:15 - 下午课程(1

2:15 – 2:30 - 下午休息

2:30 – 4:00 -下午课程 (2)

4:00 – 4:30 - 会议闭幕:提交继续教育学分表格,签出,图书角营业至下午4:30

School/Education Track

Morning Session - Cathy Kawakami, CPDLT and Genvieve Dorsey, M.A.Transforming your School to a Positive Discipline Culture

First Afternoon Session - Elly Zhen, CPDT 
Positive Discipline SEL for Elementary Students

Second Afternoon Session - Jody Malterre, M.Ed., CPDT and Yogi Patel, CPDT
Who Said It? A Game Show Comparing Dr. Adler to Dr. Montessori


上午课程 - Cathy Kawakami, CPDLT  Genvieve Dorsey, M.A. 

下午课程(1- Elly Zhen, CPDT 

下午课程 (2) - Jody Malterre, M.Ed., CPDT  Yogi Patel, CPDT

Parenting Track

Morning Session - Brad Ainge 

Parenting in the Real World

First Afternoon Session - Carol Dores, CPDT and Kelly Gfroerer, Ph.D., LPC, CPDT

Evidence-based Positive Discipline: Practical Parenting Tools

Second Afternoon Session - Deb Owen-Sohocki, MS, LPC, CPDT

The Space Between: The Choice Between Feeling and Action--Science Based 

Self-Regulation Skills for Adults


上午课程 – Brad Ainge 


下午课程(1- Carol Dores, CPDT Kelly Gfroerer, Ph.D., LPC, CPDT


下午课程 (2) - Deb Owen-Sohocki, MS, LPC, CPDT                                


Trauma Informed Track

Morning Session - Laurie Prusso, M.Ed., CPDT
Development, Relationships and Trauma Informed Care

First Afternoon Session - Brenda Garrett, M.Ed. CPDT
Supporting Resiliency Through Trauma-Informed Caregiver-Child Relationships

Second Afternoon Session - Jody McVittie, M.D., CPDLT
Building Resilience in Schools and School Systems


上午课程 - Laurie Prusso, M.Ed., CPDT 


下午课程(1Brenda Garrett, M.Ed. CPDT


下午课程 (2) - Jody McVittie, M.D., CPDLT                                              


Choose Your Own Path

Morning Session - Cheryl Erwin, MA, MFT, CPDLT and Steven Foster, LCSW, CPDLT 

Play and Problem Solving: an Experiential Exploration of the Importance of Play in Early Childhood

First Afternoon Session - Sarah Joseph, MSW, RSW, CGE, CPDT
Brain & Body awareness = Self-Regulation

Second Afternoon Session - Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S, CPDT
Childhood Anxiety: creative solutions to create competence and resilience


上午课程 - Cheryl Erwin, MA, MFT, CPDLT and Steven Foster, LCSW, CPDLT 


下午课程(1Sarah Joseph, MSW, RSW, CGE, CPDT


下午课程 (2) - Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S, CPDT


Spanish Track

Morning Session - Alejandra Sandoval, Psicóloga- Psicoterapeuta Licenciada, CPDT
Disciplina Positiva en la Pareja

First Morning Session - Bibiana Infante, Psicóloga licenciada, CPDT
La Disciplina Positiva prepara a los niños para la vida del siglo 21

Second Morning Session - Karina  Bustamante, Psicóloga, CPDT
Escuelas informadas en trauma


上午课程 Alejandra Sandoval, Psicóloga- Psicoterapeuta Licenciada, CPDT 


下午课程(1Bibiana Infante, Psicóloga licenciada, CPDT


下午课程 (2) - Karina  Bustamante, Psicóloga, CPDT


Think Tank Schedule (July 10-12, 2020):

July 10 - 5:30PM-8:30PM: Welcome Reception and Opening Program (Dinner Included)

July 11 - 9:00AM-5:30PM: Full Day Program

July 12 - 9:00AM-5:00PM: Full Day Program 

智库日程表 (710-12日)

710日 - 下午5:30  - 下午 8:30 欢迎酒会和开幕式(含晚餐)

711日 - 上午9:00  - 下午5:30 全日课程

712日 - 上午9: 00 - 下午5:00 全日课程

Please Note: The public conference is Friday July 10th. You may register for the Think Tank and Conference Combo Package or Think Tank Only.


Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center

3405 Lenox Road N.E., Atlanta, GA  30326

They are offering a group rate of 130.00 USD  per nightGroup rate will be honored July 3-20, 2020. Last day to book at this rate is 6/19/2020.

Please make your hotel reservation using the following link: 


Parking:  $20 overnight self parking, $10 day guest self parking no in/out

Think Tank Planners:

Nadine Gaudin, Positive Discipline Lead Trainer

Joy Marchese, Positive Discipline Lead Trainer

Núria Rodríguez, Positive Discipline Trainer and Board Director

For Think Tank General Information, please contact Kelly Gfroerer  kelly@positivediscipline.org.


纳丁.戈丹(Nadine Gaudin),正面管教高级导师

乔伊·马克斯(Joy Marchese),正面管教高级导师                          

罗纽妮亚·罗德里格斯(Núria Rodríguez),正面管教高级导师,董事会董事

智库相关信息请联系 Kelly Gfroerer,邮箱 kelly@positivediscipline.org

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