Reflections About Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy: Theory, Practice, and Life

A vigorously optimistic and inspiring approach to prevention and treatment, Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy balances the equally important needs for individual, optimal development and social contribution. With a solid foundation in the original teachings and therapeutic style of Alfred Adler, it integrates the self-actualization research of Abraham Maslow. For more information, visit our web site at http//

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Friday, December 23, 2005

First Adlerian Training in East Germany

The first Adlerian therapy training in East Germany will soon be held in Neustrelitz/Mecklenburg. The Adlerian trainers are: Dr Ralf Biehle, Ph.D., Dr. Manfred Lichtblau, Ph.D., and Stefanie D. Lietzow, M.Sc. The course will lead to qualification as an Adlerian Sociotherapist.

Friday, December 09, 2005

The Power of Social Interest - Alfred Adler

All religions were based on the idea of social interest: “Love thy neighbor.” In our time, some people may doubt it; some may say, “Why should I love my neighbor?” But sometime in the future, people will not discuss it because it will have become natural, it will emanate automatically, and the miseries of our time, of war and unemployment, for instance, will not be possible anymore. All our suffering and pain will disappear when we reach the level where we no longer question the value of social interest.
Alfred Adler

(From "The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler, Volume 12, The General System of Individual Psyhology," Chapter 13. To be published in February 2006.)

Saturday, December 03, 2005

New Adlerian Theme Pack on Dreams

Theme Pack 2: Dreams - "On the Interpretation of Dreams," by Alfred Adler.

After presenting a short summary of Freud's contributions to dream theory, Adler offers a contrasting perspective of dreams (with illustrations) as attempts to solve the problems of life, away from common sense--toward an unconscious style of life. Chapter XXI from "The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler" - Volume 7 (13 pages). To access Theme Pack 2: Dreams, go to the Classical Adlerian Resource Center The articles will be sent as a pdf file, permitting searching, printing, and the copying of text segments. A condensed overiew of Classical Adlerian Psychology is also included in the theme pack.