511 Foundations of Adlerian Psychology


This course introduces students to the history, philosophy, and essential concepts of Adlerian psychology and child guidance.  Students read and discuss Alfred Adler’s original works as well as study modern interpretations and uses of Adlerian ideas.  Special emphasis is placed on the application of Adlerian concepts in the practice of individual psychotherapy, family therapy, parent effectiveness training, and teaching in the schools.  Adler’s attention to child guidance and parent education are areas of special focus.