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.
My special interests and expertise are in Early Recollections, therapeutic metaphors, cross-lingualism, and optimal neurocognitive processes. I am a Diplomate in Adlerian Psychology, a faculty member at the International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools and Institutes (ICASSI), and a Vice-President of the International Association of Individual Psychology (IAIP). I love teaching and am fortunate to teach nationally and internationally (Canada, Jamaica, Japan, China, Korea, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Austria, Germany, India, Israel, and other countries).