Advanced Adlerian Psychotherapy

Learn more about our Emphasis in  
Advanced Adlerian Psychotherapy.

Learn more about our Emphasis in
Advanced Adlerian Psychotherapy.

Emphasis in Advanced Adlerian Psychotherapy

This emphasis provides advanced specialized training in the principles, techniques, and methodologies of Alfred Adler, often referred to as the first community psychologist. It enables qualified doctoral candidates an opportunity to obtain specialized knowledge and clinical skills, participate in supervised clinical experiences, and acquire a specialty in Individual Psychology and psychotherapy.

The focus of the Advanced Adlerian Psychotherapy emphasis is to build on the basic skills set forth by the eighth competency of Adler University. In addition, it will help the student build requisite skills that critically integrate the Adlerian foundation into current approaches and special needs areas. Attention is being given to evidence-based techniques and the best practices of the field.

Following the six standard Adlerian credits required for the doctorate degree (PSY-710, PSY-711), the emphasis’s advanced courses will enhance the student/clinician’s skills in assessment and interventions as well as training in Adlerian play, group, and couples therapy.

The Emphasis in Advanced Adlerian Psychotherapy has a long history here in Chicago. Training in Adlerian psychotherapy began as the Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago where clinicians were trained to become Adlerian therapists. Today, as Adler University, students can focus on Adlerian psychotherapy by choosing this emphasis within the Psy.D. Program.