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Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology

Social Interest ~ Gemeinschaftsgefuhl ~ Community Feeling

Advancing Adlerian Psychology in Ontario

ONSAP 7th Annual Conference
October 4-6, 2019 | Toronto, Ontario

The Courage to be Imperfect

We invite you to attend this conference with us as we continue to introduce others to Alfred Adler and advance Adlerian Psychology in Ontario.   The conference is for EVERYONE! We look forward to seeing you in October as we create awareness about the courage to be imperfect, promote the teachings of Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology, embrace a community that provides a sense of belonging and encouragement while fostering interpersonal connections, and meet your continuing education needs.  You will be part of a community, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

This Conference on the Courage to be Imperfect is for counsellors, psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, social workers, students, child and youth counsellors, parent educators, teachers, parents, couples, families, and anyone interested in the ‘courage to be imperfect’ as well as the Adlerian Psychology of Alfred Adler.

“We have to learn the art, and to realize that we are good enough as we are because we will never be better regardless of how much more we may know, how much more skill we may acquire, how much status or money or what-have-you. If we can’t make peace with ourselves as we are, we will never be able to make peace with ourselves. And this requires the courage to be imperfect; requires the realization that I am no angel, that I am not superhuman, that I make mistakes, that I have faults; but I am pretty good because I don’t have to be better than the others.” ~ Rudolf Dreikurs, M.D.



We are currently accepting presentation proposals for our 7th Annual Conference.  We invite you to submit a proposal addressing theory, practice, education, training, and research.  Presentation proposals offer attendees practical experience to increase knowledge, skills, attitude and understanding in a particular area of current interest.  Presentation Proposals are due WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019 BY 11:59PM.




Family Education Program


Title: Raising Responsible and Resilient Children Ready to Thrive! by Alyson Schafer

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Keynote Address - Presentations


Keynote: Using the Purposefulness of Behaviour in Therapy: Encouraging Clients to Develop More Courage to be Imperfect by Dr. Susan Belangee

Presentations: Sessions offering practical experience to increase knowledge, skills, attitude in a particular area of current interest.

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Full-Day Workshop


Title: The BASIS-A as a Counselling Intervention: Strengths, Drawbacks, and Building Courage presented by Dr. Susan Belangee

Learn how to use the BASIS-A with your
adolescent and adult clients.

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Susan Belangee

Dr. Susan Belangee

Susan Belangee, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS works in private practice in Canton, GA, specializing in using Adlerian strategies with clients struggling with eating disorders. In addition she frequently works with LGBTQ+ clients on identity-related concerns as well as general life concerns and mental health diagnoses. Susan presents workshops and seminars regularly on these topics at state, national, and international levels. She serves as a supervisor in her practice for counsellors pursuing licensure in GA. She is the President of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP).

Alyson Schafer

Alyson Schafer

Alyson Schafer is one of Canada's most notable parenting experts.  She is a therapist, best selling author, international speaker and consultant.  Alyson is the resident expert on The Marilyn Denis Show and HuffPost Parents Canada.  Alyson has penned three best sellers; "Breaking The Good Mom Myth", "Honey, I Wrecked The Kids", and "Ain't Misbehavin".  Her books have been translated into Russian, Korean, Bulgarian and Chinese.  She has given three TEDx talks and travels the globe speaking and teaching about parenting and Adlerian Psychology.



Registration opens on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

If you become a member of ONSAP first before registering, you can save on your conference registration fees. Go to Membership and Join today!




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