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Making Sense of Counterwill 5 -week ONLINE Course starting October 23, 2019 4 -5 pm Pacific

Making Sense of Counterwill

Starting October 23rd for 5 Wednesdays 4 -5 pm Pacific.

Counterwill is the instinctive reaction of resistance to being controlled – so universal at certain stages of development that it has given rise to terms like ‘terrible twos’ and ‘rebellious teens.’ This resistance can come out as opposition, negativity, laziness, noncompliance, disrespect, lack of motivation, belligerence, incorrigibility, resistance to learning, and even antisocial attitudes and actions. This course helps parents and professionals know how to identify counterwill and diffuse it so that they can cultivate cooperation and foster maturity in their children.


Course participants will view the online recordings from their own computers through our virtual campus and come together weekly as a group to discuss the material using our videoconferencing system. While individuals can take this course at any time on their own through our continuing education program, this is a unique opportunity to meet with others weekly and be supported by Colleen Drobot and Marla Kolomaya.

All scheduled online classes are recorded. If you can't fit a live class into your day-time schedule, you can keep up by watching the recording later in the week.

All registrations include four months' access to our Virtual Campus which features Dr. Neufeld's video material, online support, discussion forums, study guides, supplementary resources, and much more. 

Suitability & Applicability

This material applies to all ages and all settings including:

- parents with children from toddlerhood to adolescence;
- early childhood educators;
- teachers and assistants working with students from K to 12;
- helping professionals working with all ages.

The earlier one becomes familiar with counterwill, the better. The parenting of toddlers and preschoolers goes much better with a working knowledge of this dynamic. This material is also suitable as a course for general audiences and as professional development for educators and for teaching assistants. The material is particularly suitable for those that work with children that are difficult to manage.

Time & Place

This course is being offered in a Scheduled Online format on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Pacific, starting with an orientation session on October 23, 2019 and wrapping up on November 20, 2019.


$125 per person