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5010 Mid Adlerian

5010 Midterm - Adlerian Concepts

Fictional finalism an imagined central goal that guides a person’s behavior. Adler replaced this term with “guiding self-ideal” and “goal of perfection” to account for striving towards superiority
Lifestyle connecting of themes and rules of interaction that unify all our actions
Social interest action line of one’s community feeling, and it involves the individual’s positive attitude toward other people in the world.
Early recollections (ER) stories of events that a person says occurred once before he or she was 10 years of age
Phenomenological approach view the world from the client’s subjective frame of reference
Oldest child birth order, Receives a good deal of attention
Oldest child birth order,Tends to be dependable, hard working
Oldest child birth order,When new sibling arrives, no longer feels unique or special and feels robbed of love
Second child birth order, Competitive with first born
Second child birth order,Has a knack for finding out elder sibling’s weak spots and striving for recognition in areas that the elder sibling fails in
Second child birth order,Often opposite to the first born
Middle child birth order, Feels squeezed out and that life isn’t fair
Middle child birth order, Assumes a “poor me” attitude and can become a problem child
Middle child birth order, May become the switchboard or peacemaker in families with conflict
Youngest child birth order,Tends to be the most pampered one since they have a special role to play
Youngest child birth order,Tend to go their own way and develop in unexpected ways
Only child birth order,Shares some characteristics of oldest child (high achievement drive)
Only child birth order,May not learn to share or cooperate with others
Only child birth order,Learns to deal well with adults
Only child birth order,Usually pampered and becomes dependent on one or both parents
Only child birth order,May need to have center stage at all times
Establish the proper therapeutic relationship, Assessment, Insight into Purpose, and Reorientation/reeducation Four central objectives/phases
Establish the proper therapeutic relationship stage, Efficacy of therapy is predicated upon the development/maintenance of a solid relationship
Establish the proper therapeutic relationship stage, Focus is on the person (subjective perspective), not the problem
Establish the proper therapeutic relationship stage, Identifying/clarifying goals
Assessment stage, Explore the psychological dynamics operating in the client
Assessment stage, Focus is on social and cultural context
Assessment, Subjective interview client telling life story
Assessment, Objective interview obtaining factual information such as medical history, social history, how problem began, any precipitating events, why therapy now?, etc.
Assessment, Family constellation investigating family dynamic and experience
Assessment, Early recollections represent metaphors for our current views
Assessment stage, Development of integrated summary of the data collected
Insight into Purpose stage, Encourage the development of self-understanding
Insight into Purpose stage, Therapist interprets the findings of the assessment to promote insight
Insight into Purpose stage, Insight acts as a foundation of change
Insight into Purpose stage, Interpretation deals with client’s underlying motives for their behavior
Reorientation/reeducation stage, help the client make new choices
Reorientation/reeducation stage, Clients are encouraged and challenged to develop the courage to take risks and make changes
Reorientation/reeducation stage, Involves shifting of rules of interaction, process, and motivation
Reorientation/reeducation stage, Client’s translate their new insights into concrete actions which happens between sessions
Reorientation/reeducation stage, Action-oriented phase
Family Counseling application, emphasis on family constellation, holism, and freedom of therapist to improvise
Group Counseling application, inferiority feelings can be challenged and counteracted effectively in groups; group provides the social context in which members can develop a sense of belonging, social connectedness, and community
Couples Counseling application to enhance communication and cooperation, foster social interest, assist couples in decreasing feelings of inferiority and overcoming discouragement
Couples Counseling application to help couples modify their view and goals, help couple to feel a sense of quality in their relationship, provide skill-building opportunities
Education application providing teachers with ways to prevent and correct basic mistakes of children
Parent Education application, taught to recognize the mistaken goals of children and to use logical and natural consequences to guide children towards more productive behavior
building friendships, establishing intimacy, and contributing to society These basic tasks are so fundamental that dysfunction in any one of them is why people seek therapy
private logic concepts about self, others, and life that constitute the philosophy on which an individual’s life is based
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