Adlerian psychology, developed by Alfred Adler, is a holistic strength-based approach to understanding human development. Adler called his theory individual psychology to emphasize that people are indivisible and need to be understood as a whole person rather than as separate parts. This model is nonpathological in that people are understood as discouraged rather than having a disorder. It is also systemic in that it considers the social context to understand individuals and their symptoms. Adlerian psychology provides an in-depth explanation of how the personality develops as well as the guidelines and techniques for promoting change in therapy.

History of Adler

Alfred Adler was born in 1870, the second of six children, to a Jewish family outside Vienna. As a young child, he had many health problems. He ...

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