Ruth E. Katz, MA
As a didactic instructor Ruth works with students to explore their Life Style. Ruth says, "together, we work to discover some humor in their private logic and to play with it as the students encourage it toward useful goals."
MA - Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago, IL
MEd - University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
BA - Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Individuals, families, adolescents (middle school and older)
"Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting---
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
From the poem: "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver
Adlerian Psychology has called to Ruth since the time she met Bill Pew in 1971 and he introduced her to the writings of Rudolph Dreikurs and the concepts of natural and logical consequences. She had just begun teaching in an alternative high school for students who refused to attend a regular program. She and her fellow teachers built the school around Dreikurs' and Adler's principles that contributed to the success of the students. Ruth's teaching led her to earning a degree in Special Education and then to the Alfred Adler Institute where she earned her counseling degree in 1987. Since then, she has been working with her clients and students to help them discover how they find "their place in the family of things" and how they can enhance their belonging in a socially interested way.