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Of or being a psychological school based on the belief that behavior arises in subconscious efforts to compensate for inferiority and that psychological illness results from overcompensation for the perceived inferiority.

[After Alfred Adler.]


(Psychiatry) of or relating to Alfred Adler or his ideas


(ædˈlɪər i ən)

of or pertaining to Alfred Adler or his theories, esp. the belief that behavior is determined by compensation for feelings of inferiority.


[ˌædˈlɪərɪən] ADJ (Psych) → adleriano
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For instance, some say Adlerian theory is constructivist, and Albert Ellis labeled his own theory as constructivist at the end of his career.
Like Adlerian counseling (Carlson & Englar-Carlson, 2013), choice theory rests on the principle that behavior is purposeful, not aimless.
The purpose of this study was to explore relationships among Adlerian lifestyle attributes, stress coping, and career adaptability.
For example, Portrie-Bethke, Hill, and Bethke (2009) explored the benefits of an integrative model of adventure therapy and Adlerian play therapy and reported a strength-based and creative approach to meeting the needs of children diagnosed with ADHD.
This evaluation rubric for scoring responses is adapted from Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Approach (5th ed.
Cases relate to dream interpretation and analysis of transference and countertransference, Adlerian therapy, the Jungian approach, rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), covert sensitization, cognitive therapy, Gestalt therapy, family therapy, meditation, and integrative therapy.
A key component of Adlerian thinking, in marked contrast to Freudian theory, is the notion of the unity and indivisibility of the self.
Therefore, as Adlerian psychology affirms, knowledge is socially embedded and relationally distributed without emptying the aforementioned sense of selfhood or personal identity (Watts, 2003; Watts & Phillips, 2004; Watts & Shulman, 2003).
For the benefit of the reader, I will simply list the ten approaches to therapy: Psychoanalytic, Adlerian, Jungian, Existential, Person-Centered, Gestalt, Reality, Behavior, Cognitive Behavior and Rational Emotive Behavior, and Marital and Family.
The IS-Wel is based on Adler's Individual Psychology (Myers & Sweeney, 2008) and emerged following a decade of research using an earlier theoretical model, the Wheel of Wellness (Myers, Sweeney, & Witmer, 2000), also grounded in Adlerian theory.
The Relationship between Adlerian Course Participation and Stability of Attitude Change.
Consequently, he postulates that it may be appropriate to add spirituality as an Adlerian life task.