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Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship

About

About

Our goal 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.

Additionally, we manage Adlerpedia.org, an online community with Adlerian resources.

What We Do

We support, educate, train, and engage people and communities interested in Adlerian psychology. We conduct research, work on archival materials, and serve as a clearinghouse of all things Adlerian. We partner with students, faculty and staff at all three Adler University campuses, and with Adlerians from around the world.

How We Do It
  • Offer live educational presentations, trainings, and webinars
  • Train teachers, leaders, students, clinicians, and employees in building and sustaining relationships from an Adlerian perspective
  • Consult with local, national, and international institutions on Adlerian approaches and training programs
  • Bring Adlerian philosophy into the curriculum at Adler University
  • Collaborate with other Adlerian organizations, such as the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP), the International Association of Individual Psychology (IAIP), and the International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools and Institutes (ICASSI)
  • Manage Adlerpedia.org, an online community with Adlerian resources
We Can Help You
  • Research what Alfred Adler or Rudolf Dreikurs, a founder of Adler University, would say on contemporary issues
  • Look for Adlerian resources to use in coursework, internships, and practicums
  • Establish a solid Adlerian foundation for your dissertation
  • Search for additional Adler and Dreikurs training while at school or upon graduation
  • Connect with other Adlerians
Get Involved
History

History

The mission of the Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship 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. Adler University has a rich history of engaging a range of stakeholders in using Adlerian philosophy to improve the quality of lives of individuals and to work within communities to provide tools and approaches to effectively apply Adlerian methods particularly in parenting and within the school classrooms.

As the University expands its programs, it remains committed to ensure that the foundational roots and legacy that Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs established at the school are maintained.

Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

The current focus areas of the Center for Adlerian Scholarship and Practice are:

  • Adlerian education
  • Supervisory training
  • Parent training
  • Teacher training
  • Adlerian consultations and curriculum development
Adlerian Education

We are developing orientation materials for newly hired faculty and staff at Adler University for foundational training in Adlerian history and philosophy. We are also developing an approach to provide same overview to first year students in all programs.

We provide training on Adlerian approaches to human development, organizational development, human communities, counseling and psychotherapy, and teaching to faculty and staff. In addition, we offer regular training to professionals in the Chicago area, Vancouver area, and online on Adlerian approaches through live and web-based seminars. Connect with us to receive training notices and other news.

Supervisory Training

Supported by a generous donation, we are training practicum and internship clinical supervisors of Adler University’s students in Adlerian approaches. Training events are live and web-based and are conducted by expert Adlerians.

Parent Training

We are partnering with community organizations to provide parent training opportunities to support experiential needs for students in courses requiring this training. Organizations willing to partner with us should contact us.

Teacher Training

We are partnering with schools to train teachers in Adlerian approaches. Schools willing to partner with us can contact us.

AdlerPedia

Adlerpedia is a unique site for all things Adlerian.

  • Fosters free, complete access to educational materials on a range of Adlerian concepts and approaches.
  • Encourages discussions of practice and application of Adlerian concepts among interested individuals, and engages others in similar professional practices such as clinicians, parent trainers, parents, teachers, school administrators, and executives from private and nonprofit organizations.
  • Offers a resource directory to link participants with each other and with existing Adlerian organizations.

Please contact us if you want to contribute materials.

Events

Events

Upcoming events for the Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship:

The Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship has no events scheduled at this time, but please check out Adler’s events here.

 

Make a Gift

Make a Gift

Support the Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship in our work to provide education, training, and engagement for individuals and communities interested in Adlerian psychology.

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