Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

Offerings in this section include many of the books used in distance training of Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapists. The works of Henry Stein and Sophia deVries which are devoted to making clear the style of therapy that accompanies Adler’s humane therapeutic theory. That theory is found in its most comprehensive form, in English translation, within the Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler. The Clinicians Guide offers thorough abstracts of each article or chapter contained within the 12-volume series.
Theory & Practice: A Socratic Approach to Democratic Living

Theory & Practice: A Socratic Approach to Democratic Living

Henry T Stein. Volume I fully describes the stages and tasks of Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy (CADP), as well as comprehensive expositions of strategies for ... Read More
Creative Case Analysis: Uncovering the Fictional Final Goal & the Counter-Fiction That Hides It

Creative Case Analysis: Uncovering the Fictional Final Goal & the Counter-Fiction That Hides It

Henry T. Stein. Volume II, Part One includes a comprehensive guide to interpreting psychological movement. Part Two, on Life Style Analysis, covers: phases of the ... Read More
Demonstrations of Therapeutic Techniques

Demonstrations of Therapeutic Techniques

Henry T Stein. The demonstrations in this volume include role-plays with students-as-clients and work with real clients. While the illustration of therapeutic techniques with real ... Read More
Child & Family Therapy

Child & Family Therapy

Henry T Stein. Sophia’s de Vries’ teachings about therapy with children provide a rare source of Adlerian wisdom for psychotherapists. In addition to studying thoroughly ... Read More
A Clinician’s Guide to the Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler

A Clinician’s Guide to the Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler

Serves something like bookends for the CCWAA series – providing both an introduction-overview as well as a conclusion-summary of the collection. It is a stand-alone ... Read More
The Collected Works of Lydia Sicher: An Adlerian Perspective

The Collected Works of Lydia Sicher: An Adlerian Perspective

Lydia Sicher. Dr. Lydia Sicher, M.D., Ph.D., united a brilliant brain with a dauntless spirit; she was therefore exactly the kind of human being who ... Read More
Individual Psychology

Individual Psychology

E-Book Here Erwin Wexberg and Beran Wolfe. Dr. Erwin Wexberg, perhaps the most brilliant and constructive co-worker of Adler in Vienna, has attempted this task ... Read More
Classical Adlerian Brief Therapy: The Innovative Techniques of Anthony Bruck

Classical Adlerian Brief Therapy: The Innovative Techniques of Anthony Bruck

E-Book Here. Anthony Bruck achieved remarkably quick therapeutic results with individuals from many countries, often in unusual circumstances. Trained by Alfred Adler, he mastered Adler’s ... Read More
You Shall Be A Blessing

You Shall Be A Blessing

Alexander Mueller. “You Shall Be A Blessing: Main Traits of A Religious Humanism,” by Alexander Mueller, forges three sources of personal meaning–philosophy, spirituality, and Adlerian ... Read More
This section first acquaints the viewer with the most comprehensive collection of Adler’s writings in English, The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler. It then identifies a variety of established texts that have aided professionals and nonprofessionals in understanding themselves and the human community around them. These popular volumes by Adler were transcriptions of lectures to participative audiences that Adler addressed in numerous speaking tours. Altogether, these are helpful in understanding the broader context of Adler’s theory.
Volume 1: The Neurotic Character. Fundamentals of Individual Psychology and Psychotherapy. [ISBN: 0-9715645-0-7]

Volume 1: The Neurotic Character. Fundamentals of Individual Psychology and Psychotherapy. [ISBN: 0-9715645-0-7]

A comprehensive edition, the first of its kind in English. Contains the prefaces of successive printings of Adler’s magnum opus. References and commentaries for the ... Read More
Volume 2: Journal Articles: 1898-1909. A Study of Organ Inferiority: 1907. The Mind-Body Connection, Social Activism, and Sexuality. [ISBN: 0-9715645-1-5]

Volume 2: Journal Articles: 1898-1909. A Study of Organ Inferiority: 1907. The Mind-Body Connection, Social Activism, and Sexuality. [ISBN: 0-9715645-1-5]

Includes 16 articles as well as two extended works important to the development of IP. Contains Adler’s earliest professional work (1898); and his first book, ... Read More
Volume 3: Journal Articles: 1910-1913. Elaborating on the Basic Principles of Individual Psychology. [ISBN: 0-9715645-3-1]

Volume 3: Journal Articles: 1910-1913. Elaborating on the Basic Principles of Individual Psychology. [ISBN: 0-9715645-3-1]

24 longer articles and briefer reviews of books from the popular literature that he found pertinent to psychology and therapy. Includes the constructs “psychological hermaphroditism” ... Read More
Volume 4: Journal Articles: 1914-1920.  Expanding the Horizons of Child Guidance. Neurosis and Psychosis. [ISBN: 0-9715645-4-X]

Volume 4: Journal Articles: 1914-1920. Expanding the Horizons of Child Guidance. Neurosis and Psychosis. [ISBN: 0-9715645-4-X]

24 entries make clear Adler’s early social concern for child-guidance in six articles specifically dealing with children. His approach to neurosis and psychosis ranges broadly, ... Read More
Volume 5: Journal Articles: 1921-1926. Talent & Occupation; Crime & Revolution; Philosophy of Living. [ISBN: 0-9715645-5-8]

Volume 5: Journal Articles: 1921-1926. Talent & Occupation; Crime & Revolution; Philosophy of Living. [ISBN: 0-9715645-5-8]

Includes 43 articles about half translated from the German language International Zeitschrift für Individualpsychologie and the others originally published in a variety of journals, newspapers ... Read More
Volume 6: Journal Articles: 1927-1931. Structure & Unity of Neurosis,; Reason, Feeling & Emotion; Dream Theory. A Study of Organ Inferiority: 1907. [ISBN: 0-9715645-6-6]

Volume 6: Journal Articles: 1927-1931. Structure & Unity of Neurosis,; Reason, Feeling & Emotion; Dream Theory. A Study of Organ Inferiority: 1907. [ISBN: 0-9715645-6-6]

Half of the 26 articles were originally published in professional Adlerian journals; others as conference presentations (for the Sexual Sciences, for Modern Education, for the ... Read More
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We include here non-Adlerian books (and authors) we have found especially helpful in applying Adler’s insights within the course of therapy. Just as we therapists creatively employ our personalities in co-thinking with our clients, so this literature, rich in context, spirit and focus, has assisted us in applying Adler’s insights by effectively humane means.
Daniel J. Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is an internationally acclaimed author, award-winning educator, and child psychiatrist. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he also serves as a co-investigator ... Read More
Bruce Perry

Bruce Perry

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston (www.ChildTrauma.org) and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University School ... Read More
Alice Miller

Alice Miller

Alice Miller (1923 – 2010) was an influential and controversial figure in the world of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Her first book, The Drama of the Gifted Child (1979), sold millions worldwide. A Freudian analyst, she ... Read More
The Behavior of Young Children of the Same Family

The Behavior of Young Children of the Same Family

Blanche C. Weill. Blanche C. Weill was a collaborator of Lydia Sicher in the Los Angeles area. She wrote from an Adlerian perspective about family matters. In this book she helps parents and professionals understand ... Read More
Your Inner Child of the Past

Your Inner Child of the Past

W. Hugh Missildine. The concepts – inner child of the past, being a parent to oneself, mutual respect – helped my patients as soon as I applied them. They have been in use some years ... Read More
The Lure of Superiority

The Lure of Superiority

Waylan F. Vaughn. The psychology of Alfred Adler is taken as the basis for our study of normal personality. Analysis of the self-regarding sentiment indicates that the person with marked deficiencies is peculiarly susceptible to ... Read More