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Why the name ‘Adler Centre’?

  • To perpetuate the transformative concepts principles and strategies of Alfred Adler

Who was Alfred Adler?

  • Adler (1870-1937) along with Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud is considered one of the founding fathers of modern psychotherapy
  • Adler was concerned about relationships within and between people and the society.

What are some of the central concepts and principles Adler brought to modern society?

  • Adler addressed the issues of social equality in relationships, parent education, schooling, and the large community
  • Adler took a holistic view of people and that people were goal directed and creative beings
  • A mentally healthy person has a felt sense of community, caring about the cares of others
  • Adler believed that because we are creative beings who can make choices, we could choose to change a life direction

Why is Adler relevant today?

  • Adler was a person ahead of his time. He was passionate about people strengthening democratic character in themselves, their families and communities
  • Between the anarchist approach and the autocratic approach is the democratic parenting style developed by Adler and Rudolph Dreikurs. Democratic parenting provides the freedom to be creative within a respectful and responsible family structure
  • The concepts and principles of democratic living have been developed and popularized by many teachers and writers including; Rollo May, Eric Fromm,Carl Rogers, Barbara Colarosso, Linda Albert, Jane Nielson and Don Dinkmeyer, just to name a few