Institutes + Centers
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.
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.
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.
The current focus areas of the Center for Adlerian Scholarship and Practice are:
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.
The Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship (CAPS) encourages all Adler University doctoral students to apply for the annual Richard E. Watts Dissertation Award. The purpose of the award is to further the theory and practice of Individual Psychology and to support researchers who have a similar goal.
Deadline: Applications are open to students at all Adler University campuses whose dissertation or another research topic explores and furthers the theory and practice of Individual Psychology.
Review Process: All applications will be reviewed by members of the CAPS Advisory Board.
CAPS connects Adler University with many Adlerian organizations:
Please visit the AdlerPedia for all your Adlerian needs and dreams.
Upcoming events for the Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship:
Please join us on November 3, 2023, for the 2023 Adlerian Summit to be held at Adler University (Chicago campus and a keynote remote attendance).
The theme of this year’s summit is “Adlerian Psychology: Doing What Works.”
Dr. Marina Bluvshtein will present “Tyranny and Wars: From Tyrannical Personality to Mass Tyranny – an Adlerian Perspective.”
The keynote will be followed by the four breakout sessions (campus attendance):
Dr. Dinko Aleksandrov – Hysteria: A barrier to belonging in a healthy society
Dr. Jennifer La Civita – An Adlerian Approach to Mindfulness, Meditation, Movement, and
Dr. Mark Bilkey – Counseling Older Adults: Useful Adlerian Concepts and Clinical Interventions
Dr. Marina Bluvshtein – Using Early Recollections to understand and treat severe psychopathology
Please check out Adler’s events here.
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.
Please choose Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship (CAPS) or Richard Watts Adlerian Research Award from the dropdown options under the “I want to support” heading.
Marina Bluvshtein, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship at Adler University, was recently featured in Medium’s Authority Magazine series, “How to Develop Mindfulness and Serenity During Uncertain Times.”
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