About the Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship
Our mission is to maintain, promote and grow the core theory, research, and methods of Adlerian Psychology, its foundational roots, and best practice applications in schools, at home, in clinical settings, the workplace and in the community.
Our key strategies are:
- Education on Adlerian Principles
- Community Engagement
- Scholarship and Research
- Practitioner Model
- Promote Financial Sustainability from Diverse Funding Sources
Education. At Adler University, we support faculty to present the most comprehensive Adlerian information in a variety of formats and approaches. We are a clearinghouse for teaching and reference materials that add value in the classroom. We are working to make these materials available to all individuals world-wide who are interested in Adlerian approaches, especially in teaching the philosophy to others. We also are developing an open source approach gaining Adlerian teaching resources from individuals willing to make them generally available.
Community Engagement. We build relationships with community partners including non-profit and for-profit organizations, schools, treatment centers, health care providers, associations, and more. We have a speaker’s bureau where we offer educational presentations, facilitate parent training classes, train teachers, leaders, clinicians, and employees in building and sustaining relationships from an Adlerian perspective.
Scholarship and Research. We stimulate further Adlerian research to demonstrate the efficacy of the approaches. We encourage submissions to an annual e-publication highlighting Adlerian philosophy and practice.
Innovation. We offer an innovation forum for Adlerians to present new practices and applications of the philosophy.
Practitioner Model. We use advanced Adlerian students, alumni, and other practicing Adlerians as partners in our efforts to disseminate Adlerian information through talks and training workshops. We are continually enhancing a comprehensive speaker’s bureau and match needs with expert Adlerians who address those needs.
Financial Sustainability. We are working to attract funding from diverse sources. We also partner with community organizations desiring to co-write grants to address specific identified needs.