Mapping Memories, Creating Understanding, Seeking Solutions
This didactic and experiential workshop will focus on understanding the development of lifestyle through the creation of a childhood memory map. The childhood memory map will focus on family, friends, school, and neighborhood. Lifestyle conclusions will be developed based on the personal perceptions of the components of the memory map. Life lessons learned in the family, with friends, at school, and in the neighborhood will be idetified. Components of the lifestyle conslusions and life lessons will be utilized in
seeking solutions to currentchallenges. The workshop will be conducted using the theory of Alfred Adler and will emphasize empathy, encouragement, equality, ethics and education as the theoretical and practical. The workshop
is open to the general public, psychologists, counselors, social workers, teachers, parents, and anyone interested in learning more about the concepts and applications of Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology.
Objectives: Participants will (1) review several principles of Adlerian psychology, (2) create a childhood memory map focusing on family, friends, school, and community, (3) identify personal perceptions of childhood family, friends, school, and community, ( 4) utilize the perceptions as a source of strengths and socially useful strategies, (5) identify life lessons learned in childhood at home, school, friends' homes, and the community (6) identify a current challenge, and (7) utilize personal strengths and resources to move toward a solution of the identified challenge, (8) identify strategies to employ the childhood memory map in educational settings involving children and adolescents, (9) identify strategies to employ the childhood memory map in counseling and therapeutic settings with children and adolescents, and (10) identify strategies to employ the childhood memory map when working with individuals, couples, and families in counseling and therapeutic settings.
Presenter: Wes Wingett, PhD, LMHP has been a counselor in private practice in Norfolk, NE since 1978. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Wingett had been employed as a counselor in a mental health center, a university program development specialist, & in multiple educational settings as a counselor & teacher. Dr. Wingett received his bachelor's degree from Wayne State College, Wayne, NE, & his masters & doctorate in guidance and counselor education from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY. Additional graduate study was completed at the University of Northern Colorado & the University of Vermont. Dr. Wingett's private practice focuses on providing individual, couple, and family counseling, consultation to educational institutions and businesses, & presenting Adlerian training in variety of national and international venues. Wes has served as a consultant in the areas of aging & long term care solutions, early childhood education, time and stress management, domestic violence, drug & alcohol prevention and treatment, health care and wellness, criminal justice, adult-child relationships and training of professional educators & counselors.
To register for the event, click here or call (612) 767-7044.