“the Strengths and Weakness of Adlerian Therapy

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The strengths and weakness of Adlerian Therapy Shane Wilson Rio Salado Collage Adlerian Therapy, which is based on the theory’s of Alfred Adler, points to the essence of normality as having a feeling of concern for others and places emphasis on social interests, the family dynamic, and ones influence based on early memories in life. Adler also placed emphasis on the order of one’s birth within the family such as whether one was the first, second, last, or only child born. His approach was centered on such subjects as lifestyle, beliefs and fictions, psychological environment and a person’s approach toward there striving for completeness and wholeness. With the goals of Adlerian counseling revolving around helping people develop…show more content…
Moreover, in certain situations, since the Adlerian approach is very verbal and is an insightful and provocative approach to counseling, this may cause a problem in the area of the client’s general intellect and lack of familiarity with semantics. This could be from an educational standpoint as well as cultural with regard to the general understanding, or lack of understanding of language and the cognitive explanations used in Adlerian therapy. In conclusion; it is refreshing to be able to look at such a personable approach to counseling in contrast to the theories of Sigmund Freud. To think in terms of an approach that can work equally well with children as it does with adults in many ways speaks for its self, particularly in the areas of effectiveness and in terms of its versatility along with its foundation being seemingly based toward compassion. Although, it is felt that some clients may need a more direct approach. One in which the counselor acts as a firm expect that can direct the clients every move with detail throughout the counseling process. This is something that could be lacking in Adlerian therapy. References Gladding, Samuel T. (2005) Counseling Theories: Essential Concepts and Applications, New Jersey, Merrill Prentice
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