By Lee Gehrls, Volunteer Resource Development Coordinator

Well our winter season is underway: the first snow fall, time for festive holidays, shopping and cookie baking. If you are like me you have also started filling in your 2017 calendar with important dates for family, school, work and leisure events.

Scott Palmer, PhD, LPIn this blog I want to let you know about an all day workshop which has been offered for the last five years called 1-2-3 Magic. Resource® Training & Solutions, located in Sartell, Minnesota, is set to have the workshop on Saturday, January 21, 2017 and returning once again to present is Scott Palmer, PhD, LP who is a licensed psychologist and the Psychology Services Coordinator with the Behavioral Health Clinic at the St. Cloud Hospital. 1-2-3 Magic is the parenting program used by Dr. Palmer in working with families because it offers support and enhances therapy appointments. He is a familiar and well received speaker in the area on ADHD, children and adolescent mental health, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and parenting issues. Dr. Palmer served on the A-D-A-MSM Board of Directors for 10 years.

1-2-3-magic-logoThe 1-2-3 Magic series, for ages 2-12, was developed by Thomas W. Phelan, PhD who is a registered clinical psychologist and has worked with children and families for over 35 years. In 1970 he received his Doctorate from Loyola University in Chicago and completed his internship at Loyola Child Guidance Center. He has given lectures internationally, is frequently on radio and television, and writes articles for regional and national magazines and newspapers. Dr. Phelan has served on the board of directors of the national ADHD organizations of ADDA and CHADD. In 1997 he was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame. His website is user friendly and offers lots of information from tantrums to teens!

I checked in with Peggy Imholte, who is the Family Education/Wellness Specialist at Resource® Training & Solutions and learned that interest in the workshop increases every year. Peggy told me that she likes being able to offer a variety of philosophies for parents so they can learn the skills they need. The workshop has a well respected curriculum and the parents have told her how they find the information practical, examples they can relate to, good  hands on learning experiences and they appreciate the humor. To learn more about the workshop visit