Leading Parent Study Groups the OSIP Way Online - Rocky Garrison, PhD, LP, CBSM

6/9/2020 - 7:00pm CDT to 7/21/2020 - 10:00pm CDT

On-Line Workshop

15 CE Hours

Parent education is a core intervention in Individual Psychology. This workshop introduces you to one model of parent education, the Oregon Society of Individual Psychology (OSIP) model, by demonstrating the 10 sessions of that curriculum. The primary text is Dreikurs 1964 book, Children: The Challenge, along with supplementary readings and handouts. This OSIP model emphasizes the case studies that are in the book as well as various handouts that are on the course page. The goals of the workshop are to prepare you to teach a parent study group using this model and to acquaint you with the OSIP materials that supplement the book.

The workshop runs for 7 weeks, from June 9 to July 21. There will be a weekly 1.5 hour video conference on Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:30 PM (CST), as well as assigned work and writing assignments on the course page; expect to spend a total of 2½ hours each week.

Recommended Prerequisites

1. Participation in a parent study group, or

2. An introductory course in Individual Psychology


Bettner, B. & Lew, A. (1990). Raising kids who can: Use good judgment, assume responsibility, communicate effectively, respect self & others, cooperate, develop self-esteem, and enjoy life. Connexions Press. [ISBN-10: 0962484172].

Dreikurs, R. (1964/1990). Children: The Challenge. Plume Books. [ISBN 0-452-26655-6].

Soltz, V. (1967). Study Group Leader’s Manual. Alfred Adler Institute. [IBSN: 0918560098].

OSIP Resources (available on course page)


Dr. Garrison is a psychologist and an adjunct professor at the Adler Graduate School in Minnesota teaching online classes.

Rocky Garrison, PhD, LP, CBSM
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