Gladys Folkers, MA

Adjunct Faculty Member

Gladys' teaching strengths include her ability to connect with all learning styles, to incorporate concrete examples into the class and to teach experientially. "I set firm expectations for my class," she says, "with room for students to be creative in meeting those expectations."


MA - Adler Graduate School, Richfield, MN
BS - Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO

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Professional Membership: 

North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP)

Professional Practice: 

Though she is presently on sabbatical from her private practice where she counseled adolescents and their families, she continues to enjoy seeing adolescents and/or their families understand human behavior, the purpose of behavior, and the ownership of problems and says, "I love it when teens 'get it'!"

Select Publications: 

Folkers, G. Confidence in parenting. PCN Newsletter

Folkers, G. Positive family communication. Sun Sailor Newspaper

Published Interviews:

Are You Obsessed? (Teen People Magazine, October, 1998)

Be Your Own Girl (Cosmo Girl, October/November, 1999)

How to Say No! (Teen Magazine, August, 2000)


Folkers, G., Engelmann, J. & E. Verdick. (1997). Taking charge of my mind and body. Free Spirit Publishing.

Select Presentations: 

Parent Education
Parenting Teens
Working with Adolescents
Teen Gender Issues (male and female)
Communicating with Children
Counseling Adolescents
Raising Responsible Children
Adolescent depression

Academic History (higher ed experience): 

Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN

Areas of Interest: 

Adolescent issues

Parenting-ed & issues

What I like about Adler Graduate School: 

Gladys took the class "Maintaining Sanity in the Classroom" at Adler Graduate School to renew her teacher's license and ended up with a new degree and career. Adlerian Psychology was so compatible with her philosophy of life, parenting, and teaching that she says, "I could not ignore the opportunity in front of me."