A CSI Practitioner's Webinar Series: The Relevance of Alfred Adler and Rudolph Dreikurs' Genius Today
Uses of Adlerian Life Style Assessment and Early Recollections in Therapeutic Practice
Dr. James Robert Bitter, Professor of Counseling and Human Services, East Tennessee State University
Tuesday, March 8, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, Dr. Tom Sweeney presented a terrific CSI Practitioner’s Webinar on Adlerian Psychology and Counseling called "Social Equality, Social Interest, and Wellness: The Practitioner’s Challenge of Today.” If you were not part of that webinar, it will really be worth your time to watch and listen to the recording. In that webinar, Dr. Sweeney asked the people participating if they had ever seen or experienced an Adlerian lifestyle assessment. 70% said they had not. In this webinar, we hope to remedy that situation.
Adlerian therapy, like many modern models, proceeds through roughly four phases: Forming a relationship based on mutual respect; conducting a psychological investigation; providing a psychological disclosure and coming to a shared understanding; and facilitating change through re-orientation and re-education. Lifestyle assessment is the heart and soul of an Adlerian psychological investigation, and it is the foundation for psychological disclosure (therapeutic guessing) and re-orientation. This webinar focuses on specific steps in the process and application of lifestyle assessment to the counseling and gives participants a chance to apply what they learn to a real case.
1. To briefly provide participants with an overview of the methods of intervention used in Adlerian counseling and therapy.
2. To take participants through the process of an Adlerian Lifestyle Assessment step-by-step.
3. To provide a opportunities for participants to use the process and apply the methods with actual data from a real client.
4. To engage participants in a consideration of therapeutic outcomes based on an understanding of an actual lifestyle assessment.
Dr. Jim Bitter is Professor of Counseling and Human Services at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. His books include Adlerian group counseling and therapy: Step-by-step (2004 with Manford Sonstegard); Theory and practice of family therapy and counseling (2014, 2nd ed.); and Contributions to Adlerian psychology (2011). Dr. Bitter is a past editor of the Journal of Individual Psychology, and he has written more than fifty articles and chapters on the clinical practice of Adlerian therapy. Dr. Bitter is the featured therapist on the Psychotherapy.net video Adlerian therapy: Family Therapy with the Experts. In addition, he has taught classes, workshops, and made presentations in this country and abroad on a range of topics including the theory and practice of Adlerian counseling and psychotherapy working with individuals, families, and groups. Live demonstrations are a part of every training program he offers.
CSI Webinars are free to active members and $39 for guests.
Registration for the live webinar is now closed. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for a CEU clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.
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