The Adler Graduate School deeply admires retired Congressman Ramstad’s commitment to the fundamental values guiding Adler's development of a vibrant, dynamic community service center; one that combines graduate education, clinical services and social services:
- Congressman Ramstad’s work has consistently reflected “Social Interest” – or that standard in Adlerian Psychology by which one’s relative mental health is measured;
- Congressman Ramstad and Adler are both dedicated to creating more access to mental health and chemical health services – Adler provides programs that prepare graduates for service to an increasingly diverse community;
- Congressman Ramstad and Adler share a commitment to the needs of low-income, uninsured/under-insured persons – and especially their access to mental health and chemical health services;
- Congressman Ramstad and Adler are particularly interested in the effects of addiction. Adler is finalizing a Master’s-level addictions program to be introduced to the community in 2012; and,
- Adler's 40-year history has focused on the well-being of children and families, a significant part of Congressman Ramstad’s work.
The Adler Graduate School is honored to help carry forward Congressman Ramstad’s legacy through the Jim Ramstad Community Service Center.
The Jim Ramstad Community Service Center will house the Adler Graduate School, as well as:
- The Family Education Center;
- The Counseling Clinic;
- The School Counselor Service Center;
- The Art Therapy Service Center and Studio;
- offices for private practice mental health professionals, with Adlerian backgrounds; and,
- additional, complementary services provided by tenants and collaborating organizations.
We estimate that over 5,000 Twin Cities area residents will utilize programs in the Jim Ramstad Community Service Center annually, accounting for 50,000 service contacts per year.