Graduate Professional School. Unique Preparation for Your Unique Future read more

Hands Comforting

Adlerian Psychotherapy

Adlerian Integrative Psychotherapy is based on the Adlerian approach of Individual Psychology, a holistic approach that gives a therapist a profound depth and breadth in understanding individuals, couples and families. This program is designed for those seeking a strong foundation in therapeutic practice. Psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, existential, humanistic, constructivist, solution-focused, group, family and community psychology, as well as professions of coaching and consulting, can all trace many of their concepts to Adler’s social, teleological, idiographic, positive, and holistic ideas.

Viennese Psychiatrist Alfred Adler (1870-1937) developed a theory and method of psychotherapy that provided a basis or a stimulus for many current psychotherapy approaches and modalities. He called his approach, ‘Individual Psychology’ because he understood the unique and creative ways that individuals find in their developmental years to approach life’s tasks. This understanding helps our clients to transform their lives. Adlerian Psychotherapy and Counselling will enhance anyone’s therapeutic practice.

This program may be taken for credit as electives in the MPsy program to fulfill Modality-Specific competencies required for CRPO membership as a Registered Psychotherapist. It is designed for those specializing in Adlerian Psychotherapy and for anyone interested in using Adlerian understanding in their current practice.

The program is reviewed and updated annually to fulfill the modality-specific requirements of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Required Courses

AI-681 Introduction to Adlerian Theory

AI-682 Adlerian Psychotherapy and Counselling Techniques

AI-683 Lifestyle Assessment I: Family Constellation as System

AI-684 Lifestyle Assessment II: Early Recollections as Narrative

AI-685 Intergenerational Patterns Through a Lens of Gender, Culture and Socio-Economics

AI-686 Adlerian Parenting

AI-687 Adlerian Psychotherapy: Working with Individuals

AI-688 Adlerian Psychotherapy: Working with Couples

AI-689 Adlerian Psychotherapy: Working with Families