WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF ADLERIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Alfred Adler (1870 – 1937) was an Austrian physician who was invited by Freud to become a charter member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. By 1911 he was president of the organization and editor of its journal, but he found himself differing from Freud in certain fundamental concepts of personality and pathology. He did not believe, for example, in Freud’s idea that neuroses had a sexual origin. Their views were irreconcilable, and Adler was the first to break from Freud. In the areas in which his views differed from Freud, later developments in psychology (ego psychology, existential psychology) can be reconciled more easily with the basic assumptions of Adler than with those of Freud.
The contributions of Adler have become increasingly important in modern psychology.
When Adler left the Psychoanalytic Society, he founded his own school, which he called Individual Psychology. Always interested in the practical application of psychological insights…
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