Becky LaFountain, Ed.D

Core Faculty Member

My interest in Adler’s Individual Psychology began when I was teaching Theories of Personality at Shippensburg University in PA. While teaching the course, I read the primary works of many of the theorists and felt at home when reading Alfred Adler’s. Soon after that, I began going to conferences of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) and became involved in its leadership. I am currently on its board, having served as treasurer, executive director, and now conference coordinator. I also am Vice-President of the International Association of Individual Psychology and have served on the faculty of ICASSI, an international Adlerian summer school. Presently I teach in the department of Psychology at Penn State Harrisburg and I have had a small private practice in Hershey, PA for 9 years. I have worked in a number of settings such as community mental health and schools K-12. I love to travel and I feel fortunate that my involvement in Adlerian Psychology has allowed me to travel around North America, extensively in both eastern and western Europe, Turkey, Taiwan and in Nigeria.


Ed.D - Counseling, College of William and Mary M.S. - Counseling, Iowa State University B.A. - French, minor in Psychology, Grand Valley State University

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Professional Membership: 

North American Society of Adlerian Psychology PA Psych Assoc.

Professional Practice: 

Psychologist is Private Practice 2005-2014 Hershey, PA Counselor in Community Mental Health Settings School counselor College counselor

Areas of Interest: 

Adolescence, relationships, social psychology, Adlerian psychology, supervision, Adlerian theory and practice, etc.

What I like about Adler Graduate School: 

It is where I refer persons when they say they want an education in Adlerian theory. It stands out among any other program in North America. I like that they follow a teaching-practitioner model for their faculty.