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
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Women, Money, and Power
In 1923, Mathilde and Mathias Vaerting, two Dutch anthropologists, published a book titled "The Dominant Sex: A Study in the Sociology of Sex Differentiation," tracking the historical pendulum shifts of monosexual dominance in various cultures. They astutely describe the periods of female and male dominance, correlating the issues of sexual behavior, physiological development, beauty, dress, adornment, property rights, prostitution, money management, military service, religious leadership, and perception of deities. Typical patterns of male or female dominance, entitlement, and excess usually lead to rebellion, confusing transitions (temporary periods of "shared dominance" marked by increased homosexuality), followed by eventual entitlement and excess by the other sex. They conclude that the psychologically healthy ideal is not alternating or shared dominance, but a true spirit of equality that permits the uniqueness of each individual to emerge, instead of the limiting, toxic, stereotypical characteristics that seduce men and women into roles of dominance and subordination.
For on online version of Vaerting's book, go to http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/VaeDomi.html. Also see the writings of Alfred Adler on the equality of the sexes at www.Adlerian.us and my article, "Social Inclusion and the Democratic Character," at www.Adlerian.us/inclusion.htm.