Our Strategic Plan
Adler School founder Rudolf Dreikurs wrote, “We all do only what we decide.” In our recently published Strategic Plan, the Adler School, after a long history of spectacular achievements since 1952, has decided what achievements we will secure by 2015. The plan is the product of the hard work and interaction of faculty, staff, students, alumni, partners, and trustees in Chicago and Vancouver across many months. The inclusive planning conversation has proven to be as valuable as the resultant plan itself.
Each fall, the Adler School publishes its annual report charting our achievements and outlining our plans for continued success during the new academic year and beyond.
Breaking the Rules (2013 Annual Report)
Our approaches break the rules. They defy expectations of a graduate institution. It is what we have done since 1952, when our school was founded to train practitioners who can advance Alfred Adler's pioneering conepts for acheiving health through social interest.
In 1952, Rudolf Dreikurs came to Chicago and established the Alfred Adler Institute to train practitioners in applying Alfred Adler revolutionary ideas: Our health resides in our community life, and socially responsible practitioners work to ensure community health. Today, as the Adler School, we continue preparing practitioners who apply these ideas like never before.
It’s been a good year. (2011 Annual Report)
Meeting ambitious goals. Preparing greater numbers of future practitioners. Building new support, and being nationally recognized for our advocacy, practice, and approaches. In these challenging times, these are things to be proud of. And we are. It’s been a good year for the Adler School. And what’s important about that is the “why.”
A school as innovative as he was (2010 Annual Report)
Alfred Adler laid the foundation for what we recognize today as community psychology.He based his pioneering approach on what he called gemeinschaftsgefühl (social interest), or the connection between individual and community health. The Adler School continues this groundbreaking work by training psychologists and other practitioners committed to individual and community health.Innovation, at the Adler School, is threaded through the broadened perspective we teach, the process by which we make socially responsible graduates, and the impact we have on our local, national, and global communities.
A Magazine for Alumni and Friends
Published annually, Gemeinschaftsgefühl features compelling accounts of the impact our socially responsible students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are making on their communities—as well as news, initiatives and events of the Adler School.
- The significance of Alfred Adler's ideas today
- Measuring happiness and population well-being
- Integrating mental and medical healthcare
- Training practitioners in global psychology
- Creating understanding about childhood trauma (ACES)
- Aligning education with sustainable impact
- Advocating marriage equality for all