Marina Bluvshtein, Ph.D. Chicago Campus

"I consider myself an Adlerian historian,  
a theoretician, and a practitioner in a 
broadest sense of Adlerian practice." 
- Marina Bluvshtein, Ph.D.

"I consider myself an Adlerian historian,
a theoretician, and a practitioner in a
broadest sense of Adlerian practice."
- Marina Bluvshtein, Ph.D.

Marina Bluvshtein, Ph.D., LP, MA, LMFT
Diplomate in Adlerian Psychology
Director, Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship

I consider myself an Adlerian historian, a theoretician, and a practitioner in a broadest sense of Adlerian practice. I am also and hopefully will always be an Adlerian student, and I am fortunate to have many great Adlerian mentors. In maintaining these roles, I see myself a connector – tying together the past and the future through research, matchmaking people for collaborative projects, engaging students and colleagues in everything that I am doing in our communities. In teaching, research, and community building, I follow a Rule of the Three Rs – adhering to Reason, Rigor, and Relationships. I see these principles being especially useful at the great contemporary social junction where Adler’s Individual Psychology responds to a call for community actions and for personal responsibility for the fate of humankind.

Please email or call me (312-662-4317) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology  (emphasis in geriatrics), Harold Abel School of Psychology, Capella University
  • M.A., Adlerian Counseling an Psychotherapy, Alfred Adler Graduate School, MN
  • B.A., Journalism, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA) (2001-present)
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), clinical member (1999 – present)
  • North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP), COR member (2012-2016); Member of the Finance Committee (2014 – present); Member of an annual conference host group (2010, 2016); Member of the Task Force on Adlerian Research (2016 - present); Journal of Individual Psychology - contributing editor (2015- present)
  • International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools and Institutes (ICASSI), Faculty, 2017 - present

Select Publications

  • Adler, A. (compiled by M. Bluvshtein). (2015). On suicide and drunkenness. Journal of Individual Psychology, 71(1), 4-13. Belangee, S., Bluvshtein, M., & Haugen, D. (2015). Cybersocial connectedness: A survey of perceived benefits and disadvantages of social media use. Journal of Individual Psychology, 71(2), 122-134.
  • Bluvshtein, M. (2016). Alfred Adler: Russian pages in the history of Individual Psychology and his life. Theory and Practice of Psychoanalysis: An anniversary edition of scientific papers. Electronic version.
  • Bluvshtein, M. (July 29, 2016). Adlerian Early Recollections.  MN Psychologist.
  • Bluvshtein, M., Kruzic, M., & Massaglia, V. (2015). From Netthinking to Networking to Netfeeling: Using social media to help people in job transitions. Journal of Individual Psychology, 71(2), 143-154.
  • Bluvshtein, M., Belangee, S., & Haugen, D. (2015). Editors’ Notes: Adler’s unlimited universe. Journal of Individual Psychology, 71(2), 89-101.
  • Bluvshtein, M. & Moses, S. (2017). Masculine Protest. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T.K. Shackelford (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer International Publishing
  • Bluvshtein, M. (Ed.). (2016). Found in Translation, Volume1. Somatic Vocabulary: Early Contributions to Organ Jargon. Fort Wayne, IN: North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP).
  • Bluvshtein, M. (Ed.). (2017). Found in Translation, Volume 2. Crime and Suicide: Early Mapping of Detours and Moving Backward. Fort Wayne, IN: North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP).
  • Leibin, V. & Bluvshtein, M. (2015). Paris: Freud and Adler. Journal of Individual Psychology, 71(4), 399-414.
  • Mansager, E. & Bluvshtein, M. (2017).  Adler and Maslow in Collaboration: Applied Therapeutic Creativity. Journal of Humanistic Psychology (Submitted manuscript)

Select Presentations

  • Bluvshtein, M. (July 17-21, 2017). Lifestyle. ICASSI: Butler University Indianapolis, IN.
  • Bluvshtein, M. (June 28-July 4, 2017). Construct of hope in Adler’s Individual Psychology. Trencianske Teplice,
        Slovakia: Adlerian Summer School.
  • Balla, M. & Bluvshtein, M. (July 10, 2017). A Case Study of Social Embeddedness and Social Responsibility: Alfred Adler’s and Raissa Epstein Adler’s movement from Minus to Plus. 27th Congress of the International Association of Individual Psychology (IAIP), Minneapolis, MN.
  • Katz, R. & Bluvshtein,M. (July 11, 2017) M. Mim Pew: A life of curiosity and contribution. 27th Congress of the International Association of Individual Psychology (IAIP), Minneapolis, MN.
  • Mendel, E. & Bluvshtein, M. (2017). "Making Peace with the Dreamer and Doubter": Margot Adler's "Pathways to the Stars" as Overcoming Inferiority Feelings. . 27th Congress of the International Association of Individual Psychology (IAIP), Minneapolis, MN.
  • Bluvshtein, M. & Rosenfeld, I. (May 13, 2016). Dreamwork in “Crime and Punishment”: A case of ultimate disconnectedness.  A workshop presentation at the annual conference of the NASAP (North American Society of Adlerian Psychology). Bloomington, MN.
  • Bluvshtein, M. (April 15, 2016). Using Adlerian Early Recollection Analysis in Therapy: Moving from Insight to Change. MN Psychological Association Annual Conference. Plymouth, MN.
  • Bluvshtein, M. & Sisk, J. (February 1, 2016). Let’s Examine You and Me: Socratic Questioning in Creating a Polysynchronous Learning Environment. International Conference of Education, Psychology, and Society. Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Bluvshtein, M. & Kajino, M. (February 2, 2016). Social Interest an Antidote to Suicide: An Adlerian Solution. International Conference of Education, Psychology, and Society. Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Bluvshtein, M. (December 3, 2015). Adlerian Play Therapy: Healing through Belonging. International Play Therapy Conference. The University of the West Indies & The Jamaican Academy of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Kingston, Jamaica.

Awards

  • Diplomate in Adlerian Psychology, NASAP, 2017
  • Rudolf Dreikurs Award for the Contribution of Advancement of Adlerian Psychology - Adler Graduate School, MN (November 2011)
  • Certificate of Honors for Exceptional Skill in Outcome and Program Evaluation Research, 2002-2003 Year-in-Residence - Capella University, MN (June 2003)
  • Human Rights Award (Individual Category) - City of Eden Prairie, MN (1999)
  • Dean’s Award for an outstanding Thesis - Alfred Adler Graduate School of Minnesota (November 1997)