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COUN 508 Introduction to Individual Psychology: Theory, Research and Techniques (3 credits)
Introduces students to the theory and counseling approach developed by Alfred Adler at the turn of the 20th century. Adler’s ideas permeate all of contemporary psychology theory and practice, and students will gain a thorough foundation in the theory, research, and practical applications of Individual Psychology, including how this theory can be integrated with other approaches and techniques. Topics to be covered include: family constellation, birth order and ordinal position, lifestyle, social interest, purposefulness of behavior, the four misguided goals of behavior, striving for superiority, inferiority feelings and the inferiority complex, and safeguarding tendencies.