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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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The theories upon which the LI and MI are based, Adlerian and Multimodal, respectively, are well-documented in numerous primary and secondary counseling publications (Fall et al.
Thus, these results support the Adlerian theoretical assertion that birth order significantly influences vocational behavior.
Wilderness therapy programs integrate concepts from Adlerian therapy, reality therapy, and behavioral therapy.
Two paths diverge in a wood: Cognitive-constructivist contrasts and the future evolution of Adlerian psychotherapy.
Infusing Adlerian theory into an introductory marriage and family course.
This model is based on the Adlerian concept that the self is indivisible, and supported by empirical findings in which wellness emerged both as a single, higher order, global factor and as a factor comprised of identifiable sub-components (Myers & Sweeney, 2005b).
Improving self-esteem with Adlerian adventure therapy.
A discussion about dream interpretation may be included in a lecture on psychoanalysis, or Jungian or Adlerian counseling, but most programs do not teach MHC trainees how to integrate dream interpretation into the counseling process.
Adlerian theory (1927/1954), emphasizing personal growth and development, combined with Maslow's (1970) tenets of self-actualization provide the foundation for this model which codifies wellness as realized through five basic life tasks: spirituality, self-direction, work and leisure, friendship, and love (Myers et al.
From an Adlerian perspective, social interest offers encouragement for older adults to remain active and to enjoy the remainder of their lives, knowing that they continue to impact the lives of others (Kern, 1998).
Adlerian counselors facilitate insight mainly through interpreting the purpose of clients' behaviors, beliefs, and goals (Corsini & Wedding, 1995).
Like Adlerian counseling (Carlson & Englar-Carlson, 2013), choice theory rests on the principle that behavior is purposeful, not aimless.