"...reveals the heart and soul of Individual Psychology with abundant examples of what Adler said and how he treated his patients...offers a concise description of Adler's theory of personality, philosophy of living, and therapeutic strategies. Using the scope and depth of his approach, clinicians and educators today can unravel the most perplexing cases of child, family, adult, and couple treatment"
Hosted by Dr. Gary VandenBos, the session shows Dr. Jon Carlson working with a 35-year-old male teacher who is experiencing problems with perfectionism. The patient is the youngest of two sons and reports being very close to his parents. Using a positive and hopeful approach, Dr. Carlson demonstrates the four stages of Adlerian Therapy: creating a relationship, assessment, insight, and reorientation.
According to some studies, 9 out of 10 clinicians describe themselves as "above average." Although it is probably true that they would like to be viewed as a master or an above average therapist, it is unlikely. Most counseling students plan to be master therapist's once they have put in the suggested 10,000 hours needed for mastery but few reach this enlightened state. This program will describe the process that is necessary to achieve mastery in psychotherapy. The presentation will blend research with professional interviews from acknowledged masters as well as personal discovery or wisdom.