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 7: Journal Articles: 1931-1937. Birth Order & Early Memories; Social Interest & Education; Technique of Treatment. [ISBN: 0-9715645-8-2]

Volume 7: Journal Articles: 1931-1937. Birth Order & Early Memories; Social Interest & Education; Technique of Treatment. [ISBN: 0-9715645-8-2]

Contains 28 chapters spanning seven years and completes portion of CCWAA addressing Adler’s journal publications. Stein describes this volume as the most mature expression of ... Read More
Volume 8: Lectures to Physicians & Medical Students. Medical course at Urban Hospital; Post-graduate Lectures at Long Island College of Medicine. [ISBN: 0-9715645-7-4]

Volume 8: Lectures to Physicians & Medical Students. Medical course at Urban Hospital; Post-graduate Lectures at Long Island College of Medicine. [ISBN: 0-9715645-7-4]

Consists of two sets of lectures given to medical students along with previously unpublished lectures that cover a range of psychological topics. Included pointed, sometimes ... Read More
Volume 9: Case Histories: Problems of Neurosis; The Case of Mrs. A.; The Case of Miss R. [ISBN: 0-9715645-9-0]

Volume 9: Case Histories: Problems of Neurosis; The Case of Mrs. A.; The Case of Miss R. [ISBN: 0-9715645-9-0]

Three-part collection of case histories provides examples of Adler’s clinical approach to the individual, while providing rich specific instances of his use of the stochastic, ... Read More
Volume 10: Case Readings and Demonstrations: Problems of Neurosis; The Pattern of Life. [ISBN: 0-9770186-0-1]

Volume 10: Case Readings and Demonstrations: Problems of Neurosis; The Pattern of Life. [ISBN: 0-9770186-0-1]

Another multi-publication volume including The Problem Child and The Pattern of Life. The former was the second in Adler’s “Technique of Individual Psychology” series. It ... Read More
Volume 11: Education for Prevention. Individual Psychology in the Schools; The Education of Children [ISBN: 0-9770186-1]

Volume 11: Education for Prevention. Individual Psychology in the Schools; The Education of Children [ISBN: 0-9770186-1]

This volume combines Adler’s works in the education between 1924 – 1927. Adler attracted more than six hundred Viennese teachers to his course and by ... Read More
Volume 12: The General System of Individual Psychology. Overview and Summary of Classical Adlerian Theory and Current Practice. [ISBN: 0-9770186-2-8]

Volume 12: The General System of Individual Psychology. Overview and Summary of Classical Adlerian Theory and Current Practice. [ISBN: 0-9770186-2-8]

A fitting conclusion to the series. The General System of Individual Psychology’ is a previously unpublished manuscript of thirteen lectures that Adler presented in English ... Read More
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.
Inventing Kindergarten

Inventing Kindergarten

Norman Brosterman. This is the first comprehensive book about the original kindergarten, a revolutionary educational program for children that was invented in the 1830s by the charismatic German educator Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852) and grew to ... Read More
Holism and Evolution

Holism and Evolution

Jan Christiaan Smuts. It is my belief that Holism and the holistic point of view will prove important in their bearings on some of the main problems of science and philosophy, ethics, art and allied ... Read More
The Importance of Feeling Inferior

The Importance of Feeling Inferior

Marie Beynon Ray. The Importance of Feeling Inferior lucidly and interestingly written, with many convincing examples of the stimulation to achievement sparked by feelings of inferiority – such outstanding cases as those of Lincoln and ... Read More
The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity

Alan W. Watts. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not—and cannot—know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. In The Wisdom of ... Read More
The Dominant Sex: A Study in the Sociology of Sex Differentiation

The Dominant Sex: A Study in the Sociology of Sex Differentiation

Mathilde and Mathius Vaerting. The authors of The Dominant Sex contemplate a re founding (Neubegriindung) of the comparative psychology of the sexes. The present volume is the initial contribution to that work; it is intended ... Read More
The Biology of Desire

The Biology of Desire

In The Biology of Desire, cognitive neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes a convincing case that addiction is not a disease, and shows why the disease model has become an obstacle to healing. Lewis ... Read More