By Ursula E. Oberst
Adlerian Psychotherapy provides an account of Adlerian treatment and counselling from its origins to the current day, and proposes a sophisticated model of the idea. the most ideas and ideas of Adler's considering are re-examined from a latest standpoint, putting them within the context of alternative modern techniques. Adler's strategies are defined then utilized to an figuring out of what an Adlerian method of relatives lifestyles could seem like, utilizing medical examples all through. The authors examine the potential contribution of Adlerian concept within the context of the demanding situations of postmodern idea and postmodern society. will probably be important to pros, practitioners and scholars of counselling and psychotherapy.
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So there is an apparent contradiction between her wishing to leave her husband and her illness that forces her to stay at home. We can interpret her agoraphobia as a (not incomprehensible) excuse for not putting into eﬀect her desire for living alone, since this would mean having to face and to resolve many known and unknown problems. It would also mean facing what has been very diﬃcult to do for Spanish women of her generation: getting divorced. On the other hand, her symptoms provide her with a great deal of contact and aﬀection from other people who help her.
Manuel is a 49-year-old accountant with a variety of phobic symptoms and panic attacks. Though he is intellectually gifted, he restricts himself to working in a little company, because a better job would mean using the subway to go to work. He was raised by his father, because his mother had left the family one day, without explanation; he remembers watching her leaving the house with her baggage. His father never showed any sign of love and caring, and the environment was not very stimulating either.
Thus what for Adler was the paradigm of neurotic disorder and on which he founded his whole theory of compensation and overcompensation is actually what we nowadays call psychosomatic problems. The role of the autonomic nervous system in the aetiology of psychosomatic disorders is now well documented and can be regarded as evidence for at least a part of Adler’s theory. A case example: Gloria, a woman of 34, came to psychotherapy because of intestinal problems. She presented recurring diarrhoea and felt an urge to go to the bathroom in situations where it was diﬃcult to go (on the bus, in work meetings, in social situations).
Adlerian Psychotherapy: An Advanced Approach to Individual Psychology by Ursula E. Oberst