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1. AGENDA ã Founder of the theory ã History of theory ã Major tenets of the theory ã Techniques within the theory ã Applications of the theory 2. FOUNDER OF THE…
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  • 1. AGENDA • Founder of the theory • History of theory • Major tenets of the theory • Techniques within the theory • Applications of the theory
  • 2. FOUNDER OF THE THEORY • Albert Adler (February 7, 1870 – May 28, 1937) • Psychiatrist in Vienna in the late 1800s, but was also an eye doctor • Two of his four children became psychiatrists • Worked with Dr. Sigmund Freud but diverged in thought from Freud • Provided counseling and education • Equality and individual rights were essential to Adler Reference: and Dr. Adler talks to a young girl
  • 3. HISTORY OF THE THEORY • Began in psychoanalytic movement as part of Vienna Psychoanalytic Society • Broke from the Society and formed theory of individual psychology • Created many clinics and continued to develop his theory • Most famously developed the concepts in inferiority/superiority complexes • Married a socialist activist, influenced by Marx and Nietzsche; let to strong beliefs about the role of the individual and the individual as the central figure in psychoanalysis Group photo of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society Reference:
  • 4. MAJOR TENETS OF THE THEORY • Unity of the individual • Goal orientation • Self-determination • Social context • Feeling of community • Mental health • Treatment Reference: Photo of a brain made from gears that shows the complexity of the brain yet it is one organ that functions holistically
  • 5. SOME TECHNIQUES IN ADLERIAN THERAPY • Encouragement—leads to positive mental health as the counselor is modeling the behavior • Hypnosis—seeks alternative hypothesis for the client’s behavior • “Push Button”—allow client to interrupt depression • Catching oneself—enables clients to recognize and identify their own problems • “Spitting in the soup”—assist client in recognizing intentions that they may not be aware of • “As if”– asking clients to pretend that they are the person they would like to be Reference: Cartoon depicting a “what-if” scenario
  • 6. APPLICATIONS OF ADLERIAN THERAPY • Individual counseling • Couples therapy • Family therapy • Child and teen therapy • Diverse populations Photo of a group therapy session
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