The group was lead by Master Trainer, Steve Emmons, who has over 30 years of experience with Gordon Training and worked alongside the late Dr. Thomas Gordon. The five-day training to become a Certified P.E.T. Instructor included counselors, therapists, social workers and professionals who work with children and families across varying differences of cultural and economic backgrounds.
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Many participants shared that their experience was one close to the heart.
One participant, Mr. David Day, said of the workshop, “As an active member of the Center for the Studies of the Person, I embrace the sanctity of an "I-Thou" relationship between people. This kind of respect for the other, the child, as a human being, is fully embraced in the P.E.T. ethos. Through the practice of the skills, I experienced a strong, personal connection with my fellow instructors. I believe that, with diligence and perseverance, a similar closeness will evolve with the families we teach. The content of the instruction is thorough, and experiential:
When asked about his future plans as a Certified Instructor, Day said, “I plan on incorporating the full P.E.T. and Y.E.T. instruction into our "Teen-Encounters"
The P.E.T. workshop was the first of its kind that introduced methods like Active Listening, I-Messages, No-Lose Conflict Resolution and The Behavior Window.
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About Gordon Training International
Gordon Training International (GTI) headquartered in Solana Beach, California, is a world-renowned human relations training organization. GTI was founded in 1962 by Dr. Thomas Gordon, a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, who is best-known for his Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) and Leader Effectiveness Training (L.E.T.) programs.
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