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6th Annual Minnesota Adlerian Conference – Save the Date

Please save the date for the 6th Annual Conference hosted by the Adler Academy of Minnesota on September 16, 2022 at the MN Landscape Arboretum.

The 6th Annual Minnesota Adlerian Conference

Helping Clients Change: Honoring Their Grieving Process

September 16, 2022

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

We are excited to share with you two great names of our 2022 presenters: Heather Leigh and Tim Hartshorne.

Dr. Timothy Hartshorne
Central Michigan University
Tim Hartshorne is a professor of psychology emeritus at Central Michigan University. His doctoral degree is from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with Guy Manaster, a noted Adlerian. He became President of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology in June 2020. He has been writing and speaking on issues of grief and loss for 30 years, since the deaths of two of his children in 1992. For 12 years, he led his local chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents and siblings.
Dr. Heather Leigh
Mount Mary University
Heather Leigh, DAT, is Associate Professor and Department Chair for Art Therapy at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI. She is a Board Certified art therapist and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (IL). Dr. Leigh earned her Professional Doctorate in Art Therapy from Mount Mary, her MA in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy from Adler University in Chicago, and her BA in English from UW-Madison. A committed Adlerian, she presented several times at NASAP and also taught at ICASSI. Much of Dr. Leigh’s clinical experience has been with elders and their caregivers for whom grief and loss are central.

The Adler Academy of Minnesota will once again host an interactive learning experience at the beautiful Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  Dr. Harthorne and Dr. Leigh will lead participants through a live* program focused on grief and the grieving process from an Adlerian perspective. 

We will be seeking CE credits from the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy,  the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, and the Minnesota Board of Professional Psychology.

We are planning for a live conference, so seating will be limited to 50 people.  Participants will receive breakfast, lunch, and a snack.  Registration is open until Sept 14th. Early bird pricing ends on Sept 1st.

The last day to cancel your registration is September 9th. There will be no refunds after this date.

Please save the date and keep an eye on more news from us as we draw closer to the date.

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Adler Academy Kaffee is our way to see many of you, and your friends and families at once, to share food and to share wonderful Adlerian life with each of you.



We host workshops on the most exciting topics in Adlerian psychology – all practical, and all encouraging, designed with you in mind.



Our annual conference is for professionals and everyone who might be looking for a philosophical home in troubled professional times and in everyday practice.

Adler Academy of Minnesota

4900 Hwy 169 North
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New Hope Mn 55428