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

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Robot Marriage in Japan

A news clip today stated that a couple in Japan was married by a robot. Hopefully, all will go well in this computer-related union. If there are difficulties, will the company that built the marriage ceremony robot also provide robot-oriented marriage counseling (similar to the early Eliza computer program)? If that doesn't work, will the company provide a robot-oriented divorce? Would that include a robot-judge and two robot-lawyers? It could get expensive, especially if the relationship gets into trouble after the warranty period, and they optimistically elected not to purchase an extended warranty contract.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Adlerian Use of Fiction in Psychotherapy

"The Use of Fiction in Psychotherapy: A Contribution to Bibilotherapy," an article by Sofie Lazarsfeld, suggests that discussing a client's recently remembered books, or stories recalled from early childhood, may provide useful insight into the individual's style of life and unconscious, fictional goal. Also, having the client read selected books (as well as view films or TV shows), may elicit meaningful reactions. To read a preview of the article, go to The full article may be accessed through our new subscription site at

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Using Class Essays to Gain Adlerian Insight

A remarkably effective diagnostic strategy used in the classroom by Anthony Bruck, an Adlerian Psychologist, was the assignment of four essays titled: "What I Want to be When I Grow Up," "Childhood Recollections," "A Dream I Had," and "My Family." In Chapter One of "Educating Children for Cooperation and Contribution - Volume II," Anthony offers four case illustrations that demonstrate the Adlerian insights that can be gained from this class assignment. A preview of one case illustration can be found at