This course builds the basic Adlerian concepts as displayed in communal and family functioning and applied in provision of mental health services in the above areas. Students review the applications of Adlerian psychology in areas such as intimacy, communal interpersonal relationships and communication, work, parenting, and spirituality. Students review Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler and its applications to systems in a general context of cognitive-behavioral therapies. This includes four goals of misbehavior, or “useless behavior”, Early Recollections, psychological birth order, introduction to Life Style, and its impact on family functioning and other assessment and intervention techniques. This course allows students to apply the Adlerian concepts and techniques they learn.
*Course no longer offered effective fall, 2016.