Adlerian psychotherapy is an effective brief therapy model that integrates strategies from many other approaches. Adler's ideas highlight the importance of not only understanding the individual but the social context. This approach emphasizes working from a multi-cultural orientation and highlights personal responsibility. The approach uses a four-step process: Engagement, Assessment, Insight, and Reorientation. The focus of treatment is positive as the therapist uses encouragement strategies to help the client identify their assets and strengths. Videotape examples of actual sessions will be used to highlight the process and demonstrate how effective short-term change is possible with this approach.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Jon Douglas Carlson, Ed.D., Psy.D., was a Distinguished Professor of Adlerian Psychology, educator-scholar, psychologist, athlete, husband, & father. Jon Douglas Carlson was born in Elgin, Illinois on November 2, 1945. A proud, active father of five children who was married to the love of his life for 50 years, Jon excelled as a prolific scholar, educator, college professor, psychologist, competitive athlete, and advocate for helping others in the community. His earned his first doctorate, Ed.D., Counseling and Guidance, from Wayne State University in 1971, and his second doctorate, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, from Adler University (formerly the Adler School of Professional Psychology) in 1990.
A well-respected professional psychologist, Jon was a Fellow and Distinguished Psychologist awardee of the American Psychological Association (APA); a Lifetime Contribution awardee of North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP); and a valued member of American Counseling Association (ACA), American Orthopsychiatric Association, International Academy of Family Psychology (IAFP), and Wisconsin Psychology Association (WPA). He received numerous awards for his professional work, and held leadership positions in both counseling and psychology at the national and state levels.
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