27 June 2022, 09:00 - 14:00


R700 for 3 CPDs



Understanding conscious discipline at home and in the classroom

Presented by:

Dr Serahni Symington

Senior lecturer Cornerstone Institute Psychology Faculty

Hosted by:

The Department of Psychology, Cornerstone Institute

About the presenter

Dr Serahni Symington works in the field of family counselling and child and adolescent interventions through counselling and play therapy. She holds a PhD in Psychology with a research focus on the adolescent socialisation patterns and impacts of new technological developments (internet, media, social media). She is a part time Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Cornerstone Institute. Further she has a private practice in Durbanville, where she mostly works within her communities’ schools and ECD centres to look at child development through the lens of healthy social interactions and strong familial relationships. She also sees private clients in the form of children ranging from 4-18 years old.

Dr Serahni Symington

Senior lecturer, Cornerstone Institute of Psychology Faculty


  • To explore the concept of conscious parenting and classroom management with a focus on disciplinary measures
  • Understand the current struggle with regards to discipline in a young generation of children and young parents
  • Understanding discipline from a child’s perspective and physical developmental brain states

What will be covered?

Basic theory

Basic theory of conscious discipline

Brain states model

Exploring the brain states model of emotional regulation in children

Practical discipline examples

Practical discipline examples that stimulate healthy emotional growth and builds relationship with parents and/or educators



A better understanding of the conscious discipline framework


Having tools to practically implement at home or in classroom (or in facilitation with parents in a supporting role).

Please note that CPD points are with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

Spaces are limited please book early to avoid disappointment, for further information email: or call Gabrielle Williams at (021) 448 0050

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