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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Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Online Video - "Training of a Classical Adlerian Psychotherapist"

This two-hour discussion between Sophia de Vries (trained by Alfred Adler) and Henry Stein (trained by de Vries), offers the prospective student an illuminating overview of the Classical Adlerian approach to training in depth psychotherapy.  Nearly two hundred topics are covered including: the importance of studying Adler's original, clinical writings; reflecting his warm, gentle, diplomatic, creative style of treatment;  and the integration of Abraham Maslow's vision of optimal human functioning.  Sophia de Vries studied with Alfred Adler, Lydia Sicher, Alexander Mueller, Fritz Kunkel, Ida Loewy, Martha Holub, Rudolf Dreikurs, August Eichorn, Charlotte Buhler, Karl Buhler, Ludwig Klages, Karl Jung, Ernst Kretschmer, and Maria Montessori.  One of her great contributions to Adlerian practice was her masterful adaptation of the Socratic method to psychotherapy.  To purchase online access to this video, go to, or check for reduced rates offered to subscribers.