The speakers at the recent Florida Adlerian
Society's annual conference discussed the dichotomy in mental health, between pure medical model adherents (all emotional difficulties are biochemical and/or structural problems to be resolved via medical treatment) and the notion that many of the categories of suffering we describe with mental health diagnoses are, in fact, due to problems in living--often relational.
The article, titled "Adlerian Encouragement and the Therapeutic Process of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy" (Watts & Pietrzak, 2000), was published in JCD.
Discuss common ground between Adlerian theory and various constructivist approaches to counseling and mention the lack of recognition of Adler in the constructivist literature, in general (cite sources).
The aim of this study was to investigate college student drinking through the lens of Adlerian theory.
Consistent with Durkin et al.'s (1999) call in the literature for more theory-based research on alcohol consumption by college students, we explored alcohol-related behaviors among college students through the lens of Adlerian personality theory.
Encouragement is viewed by many Adlerians
as being the single most effective tool in changing behavior (Dinkmeyer & McKay, 1990).
do not consider human beings as types because every person has an individual style of life (Adler, 1956).
theory and constructs were used to organize the myriad research outcomes principally focused on studies that identify characteristics of persons who live both long and well (i.e., experienced life satisfaction with their circumstances).
Like attachment theorists, Adlerians
also have difficulties with interview techniques, particularly when trying to conduct research on lifestyle (Boynton, 1988; Wheeler, 1979).
Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Approach, 5 edn.
That is, researchers have linked attachment style with satisfaction in adult romantic love, sex, friendships, and emotional functioning (Fraley & Shaver, 2000), and this is reminiscent of the Adlerian
concepts of the basic life tasks of love (sex), work, and friendships (Dewey, 1991).
Therapy: Theory and Practice, by Jon Carlson, Richard E.