Readings in the Theory of Individual Psychology

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Psychology - 443 pages
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Readings in the Theory of Individual Psychology presents an overview of the central theoretical tenets and specific fundamental concepts of Individual Psychology, framed on terms that make it possible to verify empirically many of these theoretical foundations. Sections of the book are organized into subject areas such as social interest, creative self, lifestyle, and family constellation, each containing seminal articles by Adler, Dreikurs, and other founding thinkers, and introduced with an original essay by a contemporary scholar. Readings in the Theory of Individual Psychology informs the reader of the recent and current theory in Individual Psychology, presented in order to generate new empirical research and future directions for development. Slavik and Carlson have pulled together a truly unique source for current thinking and theorizing in the field, providing the next generation of researchers, scholars, and scientists with the tools to move Individual Psychology into its next phase of refinement.
 

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Contents

II General
15
III The Creative Self
91
IV Social Interest
111
V Lifestyle
187
VI Children
229
VII Encouragement
265
VIII The Family Constellation
295
IX Inferiority
349
X Overcompensation
375
XI Phenomenological Approach
405
Permissions
431
Index
435
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Steve Slavik has an MA (1991) from the Adler School of Professional Psychology Chicago and another in Hispanic studies from the University of Victoria (2004). Currently he works in private practice as an individual and marriage counselor in North Vancouver, BC and acts as a supervisor for MA-level counseling students. He has a number of publications in professional journals, is co-editor with Jon Carlson of Techniques in Adlerian Psychology, and is the editor of The Canadian Journal of Adlerian Psychology.

Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D., is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois and a Psychologist with the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He has served as Editor of both Individual Psychology and the International Journal of Individual Psychology. He has authored 35 books, 100 articles and produced over 200 vidoes/DVDs.

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