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Classical Adlerian psychotherapy may involve individual psychotherapy, couple therapy, or family therapy, brief or lengthier therapy – but all such approaches follow parallel paths, which are rooted in the individual psychology of Alfred Adler.
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Transference

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Among the specific techniques used were paradoxes, humorous or historical examples, analysis of the self-protective role of symptoms, and reduction of transference by encouraging self-responsibility.
Another contrasting perspective on transference and countertransference is offered in classical Adlerian psychotherapy.

Socratic questioning

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Therapists clarify any vague thinking with Socratic questioning and evaluate the consequences of various actions or ideas.
Socratic questioning has also been used in psychotherapy, most notably as a cognitive restructuring technique in classical Adlerian psychotherapy, logotherapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and logic-based therapy.

Individual psychology

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Classical Adlerian psychotherapy may involve individual psychotherapy, couple therapy, or family therapy, brief or lengthier therapy – but all such approaches follow parallel paths, which are rooted in the individual psychology of Alfred Adler.

Socratic method

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The Socratic method is aimed to guide clients to clarify feelings and meanings, gain insight to intentions and consequences and to consider alternative options.
The Socratic method, in the form of Socratic questioning, has been adapted for psychotherapy, most prominently in Classical Adlerian psychotherapy, Logotherapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Therapy and Reality Therapy.

Self-actualization

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Classical Adlerian psychotherapy promotes this level of psychological development, utilizing the foundation of a 12-stage therapeutic model to realistically satisfy the basic needs, leading to an advanced stage of "meta-therapy," creative living, and self/other/task-actualization.

Psychotherapy

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Classical Adlerian psychotherapy may involve individual psychotherapy, couple therapy, or family therapy, brief or lengthier therapy – but all such approaches follow parallel paths, which are rooted in the individual psychology of Alfred Adler.

Family therapy

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Classical Adlerian psychotherapy may involve individual psychotherapy, couple therapy, or family therapy, brief or lengthier therapy – but all such approaches follow parallel paths, which are rooted in the individual psychology of Alfred Adler.

Brief psychotherapy

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Classical Adlerian psychotherapy may involve individual psychotherapy, couple therapy, or family therapy, brief or lengthier therapy – but all such approaches follow parallel paths, which are rooted in the individual psychology of Alfred Adler.

Alfred Adler

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Classical Adlerian psychotherapy may involve individual psychotherapy, couple therapy, or family therapy, brief or lengthier therapy – but all such approaches follow parallel paths, which are rooted in the individual psychology of Alfred Adler. Alfred Adler was greatly influenced by early socialism and Freud.

Socialism

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Alfred Adler was greatly influenced by early socialism and Freud.

Sigmund Freud

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Alfred Adler was greatly influenced by early socialism and Freud.

Cognitive behavioral therapy

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With its emphasis on reasoning with the patient, classical Adlerian therapy has affinities with the later approach of cognitive behavioral therapy.

Guided imagery

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Guided imagery helps bring awareness, change and growth.

Role-playing

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Role playing encourages new behaviors and gives the client practice in how to manage conflict and other challenges.

Rudolf Dreikurs

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There are two main contemporary schools of Adlerian psychotherapy, those following Rudolf Dreikurs, and those calling themselves by contrast classical Adlerians.

Socratic dialogue

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Through a respectful Socratic dialogue, they are challenged to correct mistaken assumptions, attitudes, behaviors and feelings about themselves and the world.

Family life education

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These programs are comparable to classes taught by family life educators.

Adlerian

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