Adlerian Therapy
by Jon Carlson
Watch Jon Carlson masterfully demonstrate Adlerian Therapy in an actual therapy session in this 3-part video!
Adlerian therapists aim to understand how clients fit into their worlds, and how family and cultural backgrounds shape clients and influence their therapeutic processes and individual needs. In this video, Carlson works with an African-American woman, Gina, exploring the family values she learned growing up, highlighting a fierce independence that became headstrong at times. Carlson then confronts her about how this value might have contributed to the downfall of her marriage. Gina admits, “I’m tired of fixing things all the time,” and explores with Carlson possibilities for change. Host Diane Kjos introduces Dr. Carlson and facilitates an enlightening discussion on the approach.
In Depth
For additional comparison of therapeutic styles, viewers may be interested to note that the client featured in this video is also featured in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy with James Bugental and Feminist Therapy with Lenore Walker.

From watching this video, you will:

• Develop an understanding of the key components of Adlerian Therapy and the four steps of the therapeutic process: relationship building, assessment, insight and re-orientation.
• Gain insight into Carlson’s therapy style and how he remains goal-directed and future-oriented, and examines clients within their social context.
• Learn how to integrate an Adlerian approach into your own therapeutic work with clients

Length of video: 1:55:00

English subtitles available

Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-136-4

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-136-8

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-146-1

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-146-7

Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD (1945-2017) was the distinguished professor of psychology and counseling at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois. He was the author of 40 books, 150 journal articles, and the developer of over 200 videos featuring today's leading experts in the fields of psychotherapy, family therapy, brief therapy, substance abuse and treatment, parenting and couples education. Carlson received the distinguished Services awards from the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, and the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology. He was named one of five "Living Legends in Counseling" in 2004 by the American Counseling Association.

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