Early Recollections in Counseling and Psychotherapy
Understanding early recollections opens the door to multiple therapeutic interventions. While Adlerians typically use them at the end of a lifestyle assessment to highlight meaning, early recollections can also be used to interrupt emotional reactivity, address trauma, change one’s relationship with anxiety and depression, and re-orient lives toward increased social interest, to name a few. Consultations with participants are emphasized.
Bitter, James Robert. 2015. Early Recollections in Counseling and Psychotherapy. International Congress of Adlerian Summer Schools and Instiutes (ICASSI), Dublin, Ireland. http://www.icassi.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ICASSI-Program-US-2015-single-page-smaller-file.pdf