Sunday, May 13, 2012


                                   Alfred Alder ( 1870-1937 )


           Karen Horney, Erich Fromm, & Harry Stack Sullivan



Goals of This Therapy:

  • To challenge client' basic premises & life goals.
  • To offer encouragement so individuals can develop socially useful goals & increase social interest.
  • To develop the client's sense of belonging.     

 Key Concepts:

  • View of Human Nature  (Inferiority feelings)
  • Subjective Perception of Reality  (Phenomenological)
  • Unity & Patterns of Human Personality (Holistic Concept)
  • Social Interest & Community Feeling
  • Birth Order & Sibling Relationships

 Other Techniques:

  • Gathering history data
  • Sharing interpretations with clients
  • Offering encouragement
  • Helping clients find new possibilities



  • Corey, G. (2013)..Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (9th ed.,). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

  • Google Images

  • The University of South Carolina Newsfilm Library @

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