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Our team of Classical Adlerian training analysts provides distance training, study-analysis and case consultation to mental health professionals and students anywhere in the world, via telephone, e-mail, and the Institute's web site documents. This unique mentor-based service offers several advantages:

  • Customized training to match your professional interests
  • Home study of audio-taped seminars and video-taped demonstration
  • Supplementary reading of rare, unpublished materials
  • Weekly discussions and case consultations by telephone
  • Self-paced progress

Therapeutic Approach

Following Alfred Adler's unique tradition of depth, congruence, and creativity, we study his original clinical writings as well as the works of Alexander Mueller, Lydia Sicher, and other Classical Adlerians. We also retain his singular style of treatment, a warm, gentle, Socratic approach that respectfully challenges clients. With his vigorous optimism, we integrate the inspiring ideas of Abraham Maslow which crystalize optimal human functioning. Adler's solid psychological foundation permits us to adapt therapeutic strategies like eidetic imagery to compensate for missing developmental experiences.

Certification

Certification recognizes that participants have earned a sufficient level of knowledge and skill in the practice of Classical Adlerian psychotherapy. A prerequisite for certification is the fulfillment of any local licensing requirements in counseling and psychotherapy. We do not award academic credit or degrees, so these requirements need to be earned at an academic institution; essentially, we offer post-graduate professional training. However, individuals may begin work with us if they are enrolled in a master's or doctoral program. Most of our students are licensed counselors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and physicians.

Mentor-Orientation

Mastering the art of Classical Adlerian Psychotherapy takes more than learning a theory and a series of strategies. It requires ongoing mentoring from a highly experienced clinician whose character reflects Adlerian philosophy. This experience is essential to grasp the necessary depth of feeling and trust in the therapeutic process. Larger institutions rarely offer this master-apprentice relationship. Our training analysts work with a limited number of psychotherapists in order to bring each of them to a high level of mastery. Adler handed down a remarkable legacy of therapeutic artistry to a small group of first generation Adlerians. Each of them trained a few others very comprehensively. This tradition of quality and depth cannot be translated effectively into large group instruction. Only a mentor with expertise in Adler's original principles and therapeutic style, someone who has completed an effective study-analysis, can offer the personal relationship necessary for training of this caliber.
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By purchasing a subscription, you will be able to access all 15 theme packs (valued at $200.00), graphics, transcribed demonstrations and interviews, as well as unpublished articles and lectures by Alfred Adler and other Classical Adlerians. New material will be added monthly.

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When we receive your PayPal payment, we will e-mail the URL of the subscription site to you. It will grant you unlimited access for the year 2010 and may be renewed annually.

Your contribution will help fund the ongoing Classical Adlerian Translation Project, dedicated to publishing the works of Classical Adlerians.














































Course Sequence

First Year:
DT101 - Basic Theory
DT102A - Intermediate Theory: Part I
DT102B - Intermediate Theory: Part II
DT302A - Individual Adult Psychotherapy: Part I
DT302B - Individual Adult Psychotherapy: Part II
DT301 - Case Analysis and Treatment Planning
DT201 - Personal Study-Analysis
DT303 - Couple Therapy
DT304 - Child and Family Therapy
DT601 - On-Site Experiential Workshop (First Year)

Second Year:
DT201 - Personal Study-Analysis (continuing)
DT305 - Brief, Group, and Marathon Therapy
DT103 - Advanced Theory
DT401 - Basic Case Study
DT402 - Intermediate Case Study
DT403 - Advanced Case Study
DT306 - Substance Abuse Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment
DT602 - On-Site Experiential Workshop (Second Year)

Third Year:
DT201 - Personal Study-Analysis (continuing)
DT104 - Mastering Core Constructs
DT105 - Comprehensive Study of "The Neurotic Character"
DT307 - Advanced Socratic Method
DT404 - Individual Case Consultation
DT405 - Supplementary Case Analysis
DT603 - On-Site Experiential Workshop (Third Year)

Optional Courses:
DT501 - Career Assessment & Guidance
DT502 - Organizational Consulting
DT503 - Conducting Parent and Pre-School Teacher Education Workshops
DT504 - World Test Administration
DT505 - Conducting Classroom Teacher Education Workshops
DT506 - Conducting Education Workshop for Parents of Teens

Course Descriptions

Theory
DT101 - Basic Theory
DT102A - Intermediate Theory: Part I
DT102B - Intermediate Theory: Part II
DT103 - Advanced Theory
DT104 - Mastering Core Constructs
DT105 - Comprehensive Study of "The Neurotic Character"

Study-Analysis
DT201 - Personal Study-Analysis

Practice
DT301 - Case Analysis and Treatment Planning
DT302A - Individual Adult Psychotherapy: Part I
DT302B - Individual Adult Psychotherapy: Part II
DT303 - Couple Therapy
DT304 - Child & Family Therapy
DT305 - Brief, Group, and Marathon Therapy
DT306 - Substance Abuse Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment
DT307 - Advanced Socratic Method

Case Study
DT401 - Basic Case Study
DT402 - Intermediate Case Study
DT403 - Advanced Case Study
DT404 - Case Consultation
DT405 - Supplementary Case Analysis

Special Topics
DT501 - Career Assessment and Guidance
DT502 - Organizational Consulting
DT503 - Conducting Parent & Pre-School Teacher Education Workshops
DT504 - World Test Adminstration
DT505 - Conducting Classroom Teacher Education Workshops
DT504 - Conducting Workshops for Parents of Teens

On-Site Experiential Workshops
DT601 - On-Site Experiential Workshop (First Year)
DT602 - On-Site Experiential Workshop (Second Year)
DT603 - On-Site Experiential Workshop (Third Year)

Time and Cost

The full certification program takes about three years of weekly study. Most courses consist of listening to audio recordings of live seminars conducted at the Alfred Adler Institute of San Francisco, reading selected books and unpublished manuscripts, and engaging in weekly one-hour telephone discussions with me or one of my training analysts. Near the end of the first year of study, students begin a personal study analysis with me. After the second year, which includes case study, individual case supervision begins. The total cost of the three-year training is about $24,000. Students pay for each course as they begin it, budgeting about $700/month.

Unique Resources & Pacing

You will listen to audio-taped seminars on theory, practice, and case analysis conducted by Sophia de Vries and Henry Stein, and watch video-taped demonstrations of therapuetic technque. You will read selected, unpublished and newly translated manuscripts by Alfred Adler and other "first-generation" Classical Adlerians: Lydia Sicher, Alexander Mueller, Sophia de Vries, and Anthony Bruck. The general content of each course will be augmented with specific material based on your professional interests. Your comments and questions will be discussed in weekly consultations with your mentor, supplemented by e-mail correspondence.

Study-Analysis & Annual Workshop

Classical Adlerian psychotherapy achieves a unique integration of the cognitive, affective, intuitive, creative, and somatic realms which must be experienced in order to be understood. No amount of academic study alone can prepare someone to learn this multi-faceted process. Students must begin a weekly, personal study-analysis, then use opportunities offered by the annual, on-site, experiential workshops to work on personal issues face-to-face with a training analyst, thus internalizing this complex art in order to provide the full depth and range of Classical Adlerian psychotherapy to clients.

Registration - Getting Started

Each student works with a mentor to develop a personalized plan that builds on his or her prior training and experiences. To begin the development of a plan, e-mail a copy of your Curriculum Vitae to Henry Stein (HTStein@att.net) and then call Dr. Stein (360-647-5670).

Faculty

[Henry Stein photograph]

Henry T. Stein, Ph.D., is a Classical Adlerian psychotherapist, senior training analyst, and director of the Alfred Adler Institutes of San Francisco and Northwestern Washington. He studied with Sophia de Vries and Anthony Bruck who were trained by Alfred Adler. For more than thirty years, he has been training psychotherapists with an approach based on the original teachings and therapeutic style of Alfred Adler, as well as the clinical and philosophical writings of other Classical Adlerians. His own contributions to Classical Adlerian clinical practice include a comprehensive adaptation of the Socratic method, a thorough exposition of the twelve stages of psychotherapy, and an integration of Abraham Maslow's and Alfred Adler's visions of optimal human functioning.

[Dyanne Pienkowski photograph] Dyanne Pienkowski, M.A., MFT, a Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in Millbrae, California, combines over twenty years of training with Dr. Stein & Dr. de Vries, with exceptional knowledge and skill in substance abuse treatment. She has specialized in substance abuse treatment for over 35 years and is certified as a Master's Addiction Counselor (MAC). Co-director of the Alfred Adler Insititute of San Francisco, she offers on-site mentoring to anyone living in the Bay Area, or telephone mentoring to students located anywhere in the world. For more information about her background, go to Paths to Becoming an Adlerian.

[Martha Edwards photograph] Martha E. Edwards, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of the Center for the Developing Child and Family at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. Dr. Edwards brings over 20 years of Classical Adlerian study, first with Dr. Adele Davidson and then with Dr. Stein, to her therapy practice with individuals, couples and families, and to her students. She offers on-site mentoring in the New York City area as well as telephone mentoring to students located anywhere in the world. For more information about her background, go to Paths to Becoming an Adlerian.



For additional information, contact:
Henry T. Stein, Ph.D., Director
Alfred Adler Institute of Northwestern Washington
2565 Mayflower Lane
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 647-5670
E-mail: htstein@att.net


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