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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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:

Friday, November 28, 2008

Adlerian Humor: Queen for a Day

Intoxicating Power of a Fictional Final Goal

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Limits of Game Theory

The December 1, 2008 issue of Newsweek includes a review, by Jeneen Interlandi, of a new book "Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game theory in Everyday Life," by physicist Len Fisher. He assumes that all individuals are fundamentally selfish, but that we can invent strategies for minimizing interpersonal havoc by negotiating cooperative resolutions that maximize each person's self-interest. The author seems not to be aware of the potential for a genuine and profound interest, as well as feeling, for the well-being of others. Mathematical and economic theories of human behavior may mistakenly attempt to support pessimistic and short-sighted views of human nature. "Research" often merely justifies the bias of the researcher.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

New Training Analysts Added to Classical Adlerian Distance Training Program

The Alfred Adler Institute of Northwestern Washington is proud to announce the addition of two new training analysts to its distance training program in Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy.

Dyanne Pienkowski, M.A., a Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in Millbrae, California, combines over twenty years of training with Dr. Stein & Dr. de Vries, with exceptional knowledge and skill in substance abuse treatment. She has specialized in substance abuse treatment for over 35 years and is certified as a Master's Addiction Counselor (MAC). Co-director of the Alfred Adler Insititute of San Francisco, she offers on-site mentoring to anyone living in the Bay Area, or telephone mentoring to students located anywhere in the world. For more information about her background, go to

Martha Edwards, Ph.D. is the Founder and Director of the Center for the Developing Child and Family at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. Dr. Edwards brings over 20 years of Classical Adlerian study, first with Dr. Adele Davidson and then with Dr. Stein, to her therapy practice with individuals, couples and families, and to her students. She offers on-site mentoring in the New York City area as well as telephone mentoring to students located anywhere in the world. For more information about her background, go to

Our unique mentor-oriented program provides the most comprehensive training in Alfred Adler's original theory and style of treatment. A personal mentor guides students through weekly study and telephone discussions. For additonal information about our Distance Training Program in Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy, go to http://www.Adlerian.usdist-tra.htm. You may also contact Dr. Stein at (360) 647-5670 or via e-mail at

If you'd like to consider studying with us, please e-mail your Curriculum Vitae to Dr. Stein at We will then schedule a preliminary telephone interview to explore how our training might fit your professinal development. Your next step would be to take our short introductory course, DT101 - Basic Theory, to evaluate the mentoring experience before you engage in the complete Certification Program.