Facilitator(s): Lora Ferguson, LPC-S, CPDT
Dates and Times:
01/22/2021 - 01/23/2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
5000 Bee Caves Road STE 100
Austin, TX, United States
Cost: Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 01/01/2021. $425 Regular Registration. Limit 20.
Lora is the Founder and Co-Director of Austin Family Counseling, a group counseling practice in Austin, Texas. She is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer through the Positive Discipline Association. She facilitates parenting workshops for parents of children of all ages, and she trains Positive Discipline Parent Educators in schools, counseling practices, private agencies, and the community.
Lora is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Board-Approved Supervisor by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. In her counseling practice, Lora specializes in supporting adolescents, young adults, and their families, and she provides clinical supervision to post-graduate interns.
Most importantly, Lora is also a Mom to a 10 year old son and an 8 year old daughter who are her biggest teachers, so she is actively learning new ways to balance life and work every day!
Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) is a research-based parent education program that provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to any program. It provides experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change.
Participants in this workshop will:
- Learn research based effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive).
- Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert.
- Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
- Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.
This workshop will be held OUTSIDE and follow COVID-19 safety protocols. You can read more about these protocols on the registration page.