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.
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.
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.
We are partnering with schools to train teachers in Adlerian approaches. Schools willing to partner with us can contact us.
Adlerpedia is a unique site for all things Adlerian.
Please contact us if you want to contribute materials.
Upcoming events for the Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship:
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.
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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