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Henry Stein July 3rd, 2004 04:14 PM

Welcome to the Forum - Ten Year Progress!
Welcome to our elegant, new forum interface, an appealing, efficient format for discussing the contemporary practice of Classical Adlerian Psychotherapy, based on Alfred Adler's original teachings and style of treatment, and enhanced by the inspiring ideas of Abraham Maslow. For an abundance of online material covering a wide range of topics, visit the Classical Adlerian Psychology web site at To gain a comprehensive overview, read "Classical Adlerian Theory and Practice" at For a perspective on Adler's relevance today, read "A Psychololgy for Democracy" at

Classical Adlerian psychology is a values-based, fully-integrated, theory of personality, model of psychopathology, philosophy of living, strategy for preventative education, and technique of psychotherapy. Its mission is to encourage the development of psychologically healthy and cooperative individuals, couples, and families, in order to effectively pursue the ideals of social equality and democratic living. A vigorously optimistic and inspiring approach to psychotherapy, it balances the equally important needs for individual, optimal development and social responsibility.

Join us for a study and discussion of "The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler." This is a rare opportunity to explore the fascinating development of Adler's theory. Your questions and comments are invited. Please register as a forum member. When reading longer message threads, please note that you will need to select the next page links (at the lower right side of the page) to get to the last message of that thread.

Henry Stein September 5th, 2004 10:51 AM

Re: Welcome to the Classical Adlerian Discussion Forum
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Henry Stein October 23rd, 2004 08:52 AM

Re: Welcome to the Classical Adlerian Discussion Forum
A Growing Community!

We now have forum registrations from Adlerians in the following countries: Canada, Holland, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Spain, and the United States. Within the U.S., Adlerians from California, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, and Washington have joined.

Henry Stein October 29th, 2004 05:28 PM

Re: Welcome to the Classical Adlerian Discussion Forum - Latest News!
Something for Everyone!

Two primary discussion threads have evolved in the last four months: we have generated penetrating, scholarly exchanges covering twelve of Adler's early journal articles (1898-1908) from "The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler," Volume 2; and started a thread titled "Adler From the Ground Up," an easy, gradual introduction to Adler's ideas. Whatever your background, we have something to enrich your knowledge of Classical Adlerian psychology. Join us for an extraordinary opportunity to learn from, question, or challenge the opinions of an astute group of experienced Adlerians from all over the world. (And you don't have to leave the country!)

Henry Stein November 1st, 2004 10:59 AM

Re: Welcome to the Classical Adlerian Discussion Forum - Mind Map for Navigation
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Mind Map for Navigation

Classical Adlerian Psychology has many facets of philosophy, theory, and practice that integrate into an elegant, coherent whole. For an aerial view of this "big picture" see the attached "Map of Classical Adlerian Psychology." It has been posted as a pdf file for universal accessibility. If you need the free Acrobat reader, go to

Henry Stein November 28th, 2004 11:03 AM

Re: Welcome to the Classical Adlerian Discussion Forum - New Mind Map for Navigation
Searching Options

If you haven't already tried this useful function, give it a whirl. You can search the entire forum or the individual threads. Just select "Search This Forum" from the main level or "Search This Thread" at the thread level. The word you are seeking will then appear highlighted in red within the messages presented.

Henry Stein January 8th, 2005 01:11 PM

Re: Welcome to the Forum - New Article About Psychotherapy w/Case Illustration
New Article About Psychotherapy w/Glossary & Case Illustration

A new article, Classical Adlerian Pschotherapy, by Henry T. Stein, Ph.D. and Martha E. Edwards, Ph.D. has recently been published as Chapter IV in the Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy (Elsevier Science). The article, including an overview of Adlerian theory and practice, a glossary of terms, and a case illustration, is available online at

The two-volume Encyclopedia, comprising 1,600 pages, contains 160 articles from 300 contributors, and covers the major psychotherapies currently in practice, as well as the classical approaches that laid the foundation for the various contemporary treatment approaches. In addition, the Encyclopedia identifies the scientific studies conducted on the efficacy of the therapies and reviews the theoretical basis of each therapy.

The inclusion of this article in the Encyclopedia is a testament to the growing recognition of Classical Adlerian Psychology as the leading force in the emerging renaissance of Alfred Adler's ideas.

Henry Stein January 24th, 2005 08:41 PM

Just Published!!! Volume 7 of "The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler"
Just Published!!! Volume 7 of "The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler," Journal Articles 1931-1937
Birth Order & Early Memories, Social Interest & Education, Technique of Treatment

Adler’s journal articles, written between 1931 and 1937, encapsulate the most mature expression of his ideas on theory and practice. Of the twenty-eight articles included in this volume, five are devoted to child development: selection of symptoms, consequences of pampering, prevention of delinquency, and education. Another five cover theoretical issues: self-consistent unity of personality, structures of psychic activity, striving for superiority, and social interest. In three articles about psychopathology, he addresses the neurotic’s character, symptoms, and picture of the world, as well as the prevention of neurosis; five more articles contain his ideas on compulsion neurosis, fear of women, alcohol and drug abuse, the mind-body connection, and psychosomatic disturbances. He offers practical diagnostic guidance in two articles about family constellation and earliest recollections. Finally, he provides a dramatic comparison to psychoanalysis, and then a rare insight into the technique of psychotherapy. This volume is an essential resource for anyone wishing to gain an in-depth understanding of Adler’s remarkable, timeless insights into human nature and their yet-to-be-realized potential.

To order your copy of Volume 7, go to

Henry Stein May 18th, 2005 07:00 PM

Volume 8 of CCWAA Just Published!
Order a Copy Now: Volume 8 of "The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler" - Lectures to Physicians and Medical Students

Volume eight comprises a rare find, twenty-eight of Adler's unpublished lectures to medical students and physicians. From November to December, 1932, Adler gave a weekly series of seven postgraduate lectures in English at the Long Island College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. He also gave a series of at least fifteen lectures in German (dates unknown) at what was identified only as an "Urban Hospital," somewhere in Europe. Because all of these manuscripts appear to have been either stenographic notes or transcriptions, they required extensive re-writing to improve style and readability.

In his lectures to medical students at the Long Island College of Medicine, (Chapters I-VII) Adler provides a compact overview of Individual Psychology, made three-dimensional with an abundance of case illustrations. He spans the disciplines of medicine and psychology with astute insight and practicality, addressing the challenges of the mind-body influences; the use of symptoms, illness and pain; the abuse of drugs; the proper use of medication; and the symptoms of sleeplessness, stuttering, enuresis, and sexual dysfunction.

His lectures to physicians at the Urban Hospital (Chapters VIII-XXII) focus more deeply on psychopathology, including the full spectrum from neurosis to psychosis. With impressive skill, he integrates medical and psychological histories in a rich variety of case illustrations followed by several live demonstrations of interviews with patients. His prodigious medical knowledge and psychological insight provide us with a rarely equaled, inspiring example of diagnostic and therapeutic ability. To orient the reader on the material in chapters I-XXII, the table of contents was expanded to include sub-topics. Six additional unpublished lectures (Chapters XXII-XXVIII), with some post-lecture discussion, are also included in this volume: "Differences in Psychic Compensation," "Discussion of Compulsion Neurosis," "Freud's Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious," "The Etiology and Treatment of Neurosis," "Crime and Neurosis," and "Case of Man With Compulsion Neurosis."

All of these never-before-published manuscripts add to our appreciation of Adler's remarkable understanding of human nature and the cure for mental suffering. His unique synthesis of psychological and medical knowledge, as well as his exceptional, creative intuition, provide us with a timeless, profound resource in our continuing quest for improving our therapeutic abilities. Studying all of Adler's clinical writings, again and again, builds the essential foundation of theoretical mastery and feeling, upon which the practice of Classical Adlerian psychotherapy is built.

To order a copy of Volume 8, go to

George Neeson May 24th, 2005 08:19 PM

Re: Welcome to the Forum - Volume 8 of the CCWAA Just Published !!!
The Good News! :D

Well the good news is that for the first time that I know of, in the English language, we have Adler in his maturity with the fullness of his elegant theory playing like the sweet heavenly sounds of a Frere Casavant pipe organ, or a "Strad" violin in a complete and scholarly translation. I have just read the first two chapters and it is a delight. Any serious Adlerian psychologist must add this book to his/her reading!

The Bad News! :eek:

We all need to read the prior seven volumes again and again and again. This theory is like string theory in cosmology. It is a veritable theory of everything in psychology but its nuances are subtle and deep. Henry has had the rich privilege of training with Sophia whom he quotes as saying that she "read some of Adler every day". Only the truly educated and wise would do such a thing. To learn this psychology is a task that is never done; a work that is always in progress, but such a joy and such a help to a suffering mankind.

I commend this book and thank Henry and Gerry who have laboured so long and hard in this wonderful translation project. Hats of to you both and my utmost thanks.

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