The Forgotten Population: Adlerian Therapy in the Treatment of the Biracial Population

This literature review discusses the history and most current findings on biracial identity development and using an Adlerian psychological method in treating this population. Research pertaining to the various models of development stemming from Erickson's model on development to historical biracial models were examined. Deducing from these models, various themes were highlighted as contributing factors in biracial development. Conclusions include applying these findings to an Adlerian framework to treat biracial individuals in child rearing, school counseling and adult therapy. In addition, research discusses the increasing need for Adlerian based research considering the growth in this population within the United States. This review will create insight into the research on this population, giving clinicians an improved foundation to treat this population with an Adlerian framework.

Saresse Nelson
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