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    Adlerian Therapy

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    An Existentialist Pretending to be an Adlerian While I believe Adlerian therapy is the best practice for me working with clients, existentialism has played a primary role in my personal development over the past ten years. The concept that “The existentialist does not view death negatively but holds that awareness of death as a basic human condition gives significance to living” became crystal clear to me in 2006 (Corey, 2017, p 145). Following nearly a year of exponentially increasing pain, I was emergently admitted to the Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro-ICU) at Barrow’s Neurological Institute, having been diagnosed with a tumor the size of a tangerine in my cerebellum. The benign hemangioblastoma was too large to be removed and…

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    Alfred Adler’s theory has an encouragement-based perspective and or approach to counseling. Through this perspective, an Adlerian therapist would take the approach by assisting clients in understanding their own emotions, thoughts, and drives, in which could be affecting their lifestyle. Given this assignment, the potential client I would counsel is “X” who is a six-year-old boy diagnosed with ADHD prior to seeking counseling. In applying Adlerian Psychology to the client I previously reflected…

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    Adlerian Therapy I personally would prefer to use the Adlerian style of counseling in my practice. I believe that this theory takes the whole person into account, and not just the problem(s) at hand. I think it is fantastic that this type of therapy makes sure that the client’s physical needs are met (place to sleep, food, and social support) before delving into deeper subjects, because if the client does not know where they are going to sleep tonight it is going to be hard to focus on what the…

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    Choosing both positive psychology-oriented consulting and the Adlerian theory to address Max’ quandary, I will focus on his strengths, history, and goals. Additionally, I will influence my communication with Max, using similar techniques used in sports psychology, keenly aware of Max’s caliber of business expertise, I can positively influence him to achieve an attainable level of proficiency (Portenga, Aoyagi, & Statler, 2012). Applying the Adlerian theory, I am able to communication and assess…

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    Comparative Analysis of Individual Counseling Theories Misty Mitchell CNDV 5311 Individual Counseling Theories and Techniques Lamar University Comparative Analysis of Individual Counseling Theories The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast the three major theories that have been studied in this course. The three theories are Adlerian, Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. In this paper the key concepts, therapeutic process, and application of these three…

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    The paper examines individual psychology also known as Adlerian theory in the case conceptualization of Olivia Gomez, a fictional character suffering from depression. The presenting problems demonstrate areas of the client’s life that require counseling and a deeper assessment into the underlying problems affecting her daily life. Most counseling theories focus merely on the person or the collective issues; Adlerian therapy does both. It contends that every person is goal-oriented and possess…

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    The intent of this essay is to present to the reader, my chosen theory, the reasons I am inspired to practice Adlerian therapy, influences in my life that have led me to the counseling field, techniques I will employ, the population I wish to serve, the type of venue I would like to see myself employed, and lastly, where I see myself in ten years. A counselor’s vision, passion to serve, experiences and training are all factors that impact their effectiveness. My Chosen Theory I chose Adlerian…

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    Adlerian Theory

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    The Adlerian perspective, human behavior is not determined solely by heredity and environment. Instead, we have the capacity to interpret, influence, and create events. Adlerian’s put the focus on reeducating individuals and reshaping society (Corey, 2013, pp.104). Mosak and Maniacci (2011) state that “the Adlerian is interested not in curing sick individuals or sick society but reeducating individuals and in reshaping society” (pg. 78). The Adlerian approach is unique that in giving special…

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    Adlerian Counsellors

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    2. Adlerian counsellors use early recollections as central part of the lifestyle assessment. Early recollections is a projection strategy used to uncover lifestyle themes by detecting patterns and finding the direction of a client’s striving (Maniacci, Sackett-Maniacci. & Mosak, 2014). Adler discussed early recollections help reveal values to be aimed for and dangers to be avoided (Belangee, 2012). Early recollections help counsellors develop a rapport with the client while providing a wealth…

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    Adlerian Theory Outline

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    Adlerian Theory Theoretical Presentation Outline History of Adler Alfred Adler was originally a private practicing ophthalmologist in 1898. However, it wasn’t until later, Adler became a psychiatrist. A few years later his psychoanalytic views on social situations attracted the attention of Sigmund Freud. In 1902 Adler was asked to be one of the first four members of Freud’s psychoanalytic circle, also known as the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. Where he later began researching more into…

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