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PSYC 380 Adlerian Psychology

This independent study familiarizes students with the basic concepts and techniques of Adlerian counseling/psychotherapy. The teachings of Alfred Adler and Rudolph Dreikurs are examined in detail, including lifestyle analysis, early recollections and impact of ordinal position. Evaluation is based on an objective test, several papers and a lifestyle analysis.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 1, 1998 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Define terms specific to Adlerian Psychology.
  • Describe concepts underlying Adlerian Psychology.
  • Describe the psychotherapeutic process in applied settings.
  • Relate theory to application in a real setting.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.