Adlerian Thought and Process in Systems of Family Therapy

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Winter 11-18-2017


Family therapy does not consist of just a single way of working with people but is composed of many different approaches. This article divides family therapy into four historical groupings and explores the degree to which Adler's ideas have influenced, whether directly or indirectly, the various models of family therapy. Family systems therapy, often without recognition, has incorporated much of what Adler and his associates brought to the understanding of human nature and the contexts in which humans live and work.