To Register:

Facilitator(s):  Kathleen McClay, CPDT, & Teresa LaSala, CPDLT

Dates and Times:
03/22/2022 - 04/07/2022
9:00-11:15 a.m. (EST) Tuesday and Thursday

ONLINE via Zoom (New York, NY)

Language: This workshop has been facilitated in English.

Cost:   $399 Early Registration, available until 02/18/2022. $450 Regular Registration.  Four or more registering together, take $50 off total. Limit 23.

Facilitator Information: 
Kathleen McClay, a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Co-Founder of Positive Discipline New Jersey, has enjoyed facilitating workshops for parents and educators since 2010. Her many years of experience in the field of early childhood education as preschool director and teacher, along with her degree in special education, have inspired in Kathleen a passion to help children develop the skills necessary to become capable, contributing members of their kindergarten classrooms and beyond. 
As a Consultant with the School Culture and Climate Initiative, based at the Saint Elizabeth University and a member of the United Way Success By 6 Social Emotional Learning Team, Kathleen has the opportunity to work with adults and students as they focus upon cultivating healthy, safe, respectful and engaging school climates. She has worked with international audiences and is honored to be helping forward the Positive Discipline movement as it spreads across the globe and throughout the United States. 

Teresa LaSala, a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer and co-author of the Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Manual. She has been a member of the Positive Discipline Association for 21 years and served 8 years on the International Board of Directors. Teresa provides high level training, consultation and ongoing supportive services in public, private, charter and parochial schools throughout the United States and internationally. She has facilitated trainings/workshops drawing school leader participants from around the world i.e., Iceland, Egypt, China, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, to name a few. She also provides parent workshops and trainings for schools and communities. 
Teresa is a Whole Child Faculty Member - Regional Specialist for ASCD (an educational leadership organization, She serves as a School Culture and Climate Specialist with the Saint Elizabeth University/Rutgers University School Culture and Climate Initiative; and has received an award from the NJ State Department of Education, as part of a team, for implementing a "Social Emotional Learning Whole School Curriculum" (based on the Positive Discipline Whole School Model). Teresa is also a licensed nurse with 23 years of experience in the areas of Family and Pediatric Care, Child Development, and General Medicine. She resides in Denville, NJ with her husband Jim and has 2 daughters, Meaghan and Lauren, who have been her greatest joy and teachers. 

Workshop Description: 
This interactive on-line live and streamed video workshop designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach. This method is based on Adlerian Psychology and integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. Successful participants will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and will:

  1. Learn research based and effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive)
  2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert and gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
  3. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.


Contact: Kathleen McClay,, 2017386948
Teresa LaSala,, 9737134295

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

The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Workshop Registrations: 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 the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop 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 workshop. 

In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 09:00
United States
Event Category: 

Online Learning

Positive Discipline offers online learning options for parents, teachers, and parent educators. Learn in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. You have unlimited access to our online streaming programs, so you can watch and re-watch the videos as often as you like.