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Alfred Adler

A Viennese psychiatrist (1870–1937), former president of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society, and contemporary of Freud’s who broke with Freudian orthodoxy and his school of psychoanalysis, as he regarded the social realm and external influences on personality development and disorders as important as the internal realm, which is the focus of Freudian psychoanalysis.

Adler,

Alfred, Austrian psychiatrist, 1870-1937.
adlerian psychoanalysis - a theory of human behavior emphasizing humans' social nature, strivings for mastery, and drive to overcome, by compensation, feelings of inferiority. Synonym(s): individual psychology; adlerian psychology
adlerian psychology - Synonym(s): adlerian psychoanalysis
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The authors also offered suggestions for expanding Adlerian theory through the integration of neuroscience-informed developmental theory, conceptualization of functionality, and interventions.
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.
2009), Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Approach, 5 edn.
The aim of this study was to investigate college student drinking through the lens of Adlerian theory.
Adlerians focus on reeducating individuals within their social context, the LECC group, and thus reshaping society (Corey, 1991).
Adlerians do not consider human beings as types because every person has an individual style of life (Adler, 1956).
Finally, the current study has provided Adlerians with some potential new conceptual uses for the BASIS-A Inventory and a new approach to lifestyle in terms of attachment style, affect regulation, and proximity seeking.
The interviewing and assessment strategies (long a strength of Adlerians, well before managed care) are particularly relevant and provide readers with a method for organizing and understanding client information.
The first factor, the Creative Self, is composed of what Adlerians would consider to be coping skills for daily living: Problem Solving and Creativity, Sense of Control, Emotional Awareness and Coping, Sense of Humor, and Work.
It seems that information that allows attachment theorists to assign an attachment classification to an individual is similar to information used by Adlerians to uncover an individual's style of life.
Adlerians see human beings as oriented toward growth so that healthy human beings manage to integrate personal efficacy with social interest.
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).