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//www.Adlerian.us
- Name: Henry T. Stein, Ph.D.
- Location: Bellingham, Washington, United States
Classical Adlerian psychotherapist and training analyst. Director of the Alfred Adler Institute of Northwestern Washington, offering distance training in Classical Adlerian psychotherapy. Tel: (360) 647-5670. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, July 29, 2005
Recent Summer Workshop
We had a superb two-day Experiential Workshop in Bellingham this past weekend. Several participants engaged the exceptional peer group of Classical Adlerians with personal and professional issues and came away fortified with encouragement and insight to sustain their ongoing development. At one of our many delightful dinners together, we toasted Stefanie Lietzow from Germany, who just earned her Certification in Classical Adlerian Psychotherapy. She plans to begin teaching the Classical Adlerian approach in her country. We plan to offer the experiential workshop every summer for our distance training students.
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Monday, July 18, 2005
Quote of the Day: Self-Transcendence
(From an unpublished manuscript, "Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology," by Alexander Mueller, in the AAINW Archives.)
Friday, July 15, 2005
Quote of the Day: Inferiority Feelings
"A child who has not succeeded in a task pays dearly for his failure in his feelings about himself. We must help the child deal with his inferiority feelings..... People will not take action because of a fear of making a mistake, a fear of failing. The person may feel bad, but he fears that he will feel worse if he tries and fails. It feels safer not to move."
Sophia de Vries
(From a tape-recorded interview with Henry Stein.)
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Quote of the Day: Movement
"Movement can be understood only as connected with direction and goal. All possibilities, all power, need a goal. The influences of the environment could not accomplish this goal or force someone to move in this direction. Therefore, something in the goal pulls; the mind has a pulling power. "
(From The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler, Volume 8, Lectures to Physicians and Medical Students, page 2. See http://www.Adlerian.us/cwaa-v8.htm.)
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Feeling Tone Theory
I have found mind mapping to be a useful alternative to outlining for organizing text material. There are several commercial software products available, like MindManager and MindGenius, but there is also an excellent free software program called FreeMind, available at http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page. You will need to have Java installed on your computer, but that is also a free download from the FreeMind site.