Integrating Adler’s Individual Psychology into Current Trauma Models

Trauma continues to be a primary subject in therapy sessions throughout the world for people of all ages, ethnicities, religions and economic positions. Adler’s Individual Psychology places great importance on the child’s development and understanding of his or her environment. Since Individual Psychology is focused on the impact of the environment in early years a look into trauma’s influence is both necessary and expected. However, even with the multitude of evidence supported interventions for treating children and their families after a traumatic event, the field of Individual Psychology continues to be nearly silent on the issue. The purpose of this project is to explore and present potential interventions that parallel those already identified to work from other methods and compare these approaches to Adlerian views on trauma. The project examined several parallels and explored similarities as well as differences.

Victoria Rae Burgi Mueller
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