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RECORDING – Adlerian Series Session 1: What the World Needs Now

  • 28 Mar 2026
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Deepening Our Adlerian Understanding

    Session Title: What the World Needs Now

    Session Description 

    More than ever, post-pandemic, family meetings and class meetings are needed in our homes and schools. These meetings have long been identified by Adlerians as catalysts for developing belonging and significance — both fundamental to our well-being and mental health. This session will explore the Adlerian historical framework, especially related to Dreikurs' work helping parents and teachers understand the purpose of challenging behavior and the importance of implementing family and class meetings. This framework is the foundation on which Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott developed Positive Discipline in the Classroom. Drawing on Adlerian Psychology and Positive Discipline, examples across diverse groups will be shared to demonstrate the application and usefulness of these meetings. There will be a specific focus on leadership that creates a cohesive and supportive environment of encouragement. Practical recommendations as well as solutions for potential barriers will be shared. 

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    1. describe the Adlerian fundamentals of class meetings.
    2. describe the Adlerian fundamentals of family meetings.
    3. share about the essential elements of family meetings / class meetings.
    4. share how sharing compliments and appreciations provide encouragement in homes and schools.

    Presenter Bio 
    Dana Edwards, Ph.D., is a former high school teacher and counselor educator. She's currently a school counselor in the second largest school district in the Southeast and a children's author. Drive-Thru Miracle is her debut novel for kids in 3rd-7th grades. She has spent the majority of her professional life leading children and training educators in Class Meetings. She’s a wife, mother, and grandmother who has never stopped believing in the power of kindness and Class Meetings.


    • Per session: $35 
    • Bundle of four: $120

    Continuing Education Credits

    1.5 CE credits for this session. The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    Special Needs/Accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact in advance.

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