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2020 Atlanta Positive Discipline Conference - Now Online

  • 10 Jul 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time


  • Call 1-866-767-3472 or email info@positivediscipline.org
  • Call 1-866-767-3472



The Positive Discipline Annual Conference will be an online event featuring presentations for educators, clinicians, and parents. Get access to presentations that will help you develop Positive Discipline tools for home and school, or to support others through your coaching, consulting, or counseling practice. 

CE Credit is available.


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  

4:00-5:00     - Closing Session - Keynote Speaker: Lynn Lott

There will be an ONLINE Conference bookstore with special Conference Day Pricing available to all registered participants.

Please complete Evaluations and any CE requirements.

Keynote Speakers

Opening - Co-founder Jane Nelsen, Ed.D

Positive Discipline: Challenges and Solutions

Closing - Co-founder Lynn Lott

Encouraging Your Inner Child

School/Education Track

Morning Session - Cathy Kawakami, CPDLT and Genvieve Dorsey, M.A.

Core Connection Priorities for Schools in the Aftermath of the Pandemic

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

Parenting Track

Morning Session - Brad Ainge and Mary Tamborski, LMFT

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, CPDLT
The Space Between: The Choice Between Feeling and Action -
Science Based Self-Regulation Skills for Adults

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

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, CGECPDT
Brain & Body awareness = Self-Regulation

Second Afternoon Session - Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S, CPDT

Childhood Anxiety: Creative Solutions to Create Competence and Resilience

Spanish Track

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

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

Second Afternoon Session - Karina  Bustamante, Psicóloga Clínica, CPDT y Gina Graham, Psicóloga Clínica, CPDLT.
Escuelas informadas en trauma

Click here for conference flyer with complete Online conference program.

Click here for Online Spanish conference flyer with complete Online conference program.


Student and Group pricing available. For more information email info@positivediscipline.org.


CE Credit Available (up to 17 hours)

The Positive Discipline Association is an approved National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

CANCELLATION POLICY:  A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to conference date. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before the conference date. However, paid registrants can transfer to future PDA training event including workshops within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the event. 

  • For special needs accommodations please contact info@positivediscipline.org.
  • Participants will be notified by email if for any reason the event is cancelled.

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