Interactive Discussion of Early Recollections: A Group Technique with Adolescent Substance Abusers
Recent research on early recollections (ERs) within the Adlerian clinical community is a vibrant undertaking. Watkins (1992) reported an almost 400% increase of journal articles regarding ERs in Individual Psychology when comparing the 11 years before 1981 to the nine years that followed: an increase from six to 23 studies by 1990. A review of the journal since then finds 17 articles related to ER theory, research, or clinical practice.
A Narrative Survey of Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapists
This article reports on information gathered in 2,013 from available Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapists worldwide. After a summary of what is involved in the certification training, simple data from the questionnaire are shared.
Adler and Maslow in Collaboration: Applied Therapeutic Creativity
In this article, the authors revisit the professional relationship, mutual influence, and enduring legacy of two major inspirations on the humanistic psychotherapy movement, Alfred Adler and Abraham Maslow. Starting with their meeting and early relationship and then looking at the characteristic constructs of each man’s theory, the authors expose the basis for a therapeutic collaboration between the two in a current psychotherapy. As both theoreticians held creativity as vital to the well-being of the individual, the final section of the article illustrates the importance of going beyond theoretical extrapolation and applying creativity within the therapeutic setting.
Applying the Classical Adlerian Family Diagnostic Process
The authors demonstrate how a thorough intake procedure can prepare the therapist for effective therapy. They apply the Classical Adlerian diagnostic process in their conjoint work with a client family. Case examples are used to illustrate the components: demonstrating its context, providing session content, and sharing some of the initial questioning. The article concludes with a case assessment featuring lifestyle interactions and a tentative treatment plan.