An Integration of Adlerian Theory with Marriage and Family Therapy in a Postmodern World.

Alfred Adler was ahead of his time in offering a systems approach to individual psychology. With a look at the postmodernism‘s impact on the field of marriage and family therapy, this author proposes that therapists must not forget the important developments during earlier years of psychology that influenced the development of postmodern ideas shaping marriage and family therapy. This author describes an integration of Adlerian ideas in a postmodern world of marriage and family therapy. In addition, a close look at outcome research representing one postmodern therapeutic modality Ôæñ solution-focused therapy Ôæñ provides a helpful story for the effectiveness of postmodern approaches in practice. Intentional integration of timeless theories can provide positive movement for individuals, couples, families, and greater cultural systems.

Andrea Lynn Robideau
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