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ADLERIAN THEORY INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOLOGY
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10/14/10 Adlerian Theory 2 ALBERT ELLIS SAID “Alfred Adler, more than even Freud, is probably the true father of modern psychotherapy”
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10/14/10 Adlerian Theory 3 STYLE OF LIFE TREE THE FIVE ROOTS Social & Economic Family Positions Parental Attitudes Family Constellation Gender Role
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10/14/10 Adlerian Theory 4 STYLE OF LIFE TREE, cont FIVE ATTITUDES Toward Self Toward Difficulties Toward Others Toward the Other Sex Toward Life
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10/14/10 Adlerian Theory 5 STYLE OF LIFE TREE, cont THREE TASKS OF LIFE Other People Occupation Love and Sex
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10/14/10 Adlerian Theory 6 KEY CONCEPTS A Socio-teleo-analytic theory Socio : Emphasis on social interest Belief that people have a basic need to belong to a larger social whole Concern with the betterment of mankind Teleo : All behavior is purposeful Belief in goal-striving nature of people Behavior is purposeful & intended to help people achieve their goals An optimistic, encouraging theory Analytic : Much of what determines the direction of client’s life is unconscious and must be analyzed
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10/14/10 Adlerian Theory 7 KEY CONCEPTS, continued View of Human Nature Influenced by first 5 years of life Less deterministic than Freud Heredity & environment less important than what the client makes of them Goals are finding success, fulfillment All actions reflect client’s efforts to achieve his/her goals
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10/14/10 Adlerian Theory 8 KEY CONCEPTS, continued Importance of feelings of inferiority How child is treated & how he deals with it influence development Positive development Behavior toward social involvement Discouragement Efforts toward empowerment are thwarted
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10/14/10 Adlerian Theory 9 KEY CONCEPTS, continued Family Constellation Composition of the family, each person’s roles, & reciprocal transactions with siblings & parents Child influences others’ responses Child is especially influenced by siblings who are most different
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Adlerian Theory 10 Key concepts, continued Psychological birth order Has profound impact on development 5 Psychological Positions
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