Adler Academy Trauma Series

Are you a clinician, a professor, or a psychology/counseling student curious about Adlerian work with different types of trauma? Join me and my Adler Academy colleagues in the monthly Trauma Series. Bring your colleagues too to these 90 minute monthly meetings, with a mini-lecture, an experiential work, and a live discussion.

All meetings will start at 12:00 Noon Central time US. language – English. Fee – free for all. Click the link to register for each topic. NO CEU’s are being offered for these trainings.

Presented and facilitated by Marina Bluvshtein and Adler Academy members

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Adler Academy of MN

2020 – 2021 Trauma Clinical Series

When? – Fridays Noon Central Day Time US (Chicago time) – once a month; 90 minutes.

Where? – Zoom

Who is Invited? – all interested 

Who will present? Marina Bluvshtein and Adler Academy clinicians.

October 9, 2020 – Adler and Trauma (some History, some foundational Adlerian knowledge related to a topic)

November 13, 2020 – Trauma and Early Recollections

December 11, 2020 – Trauma and Metaphors work 

January 15, 2021 – Trauma and Family Constellation work 

February 12, 2021 – Trauma and Dreams work 

March 12, 2021 – Vicarious trauma: an Adlerian approach

April 16, 2021 – Mass trauma: an Adlerian approach

POSTPONED UNTIL LATE SUMMER – May 7, 2021 – Intergenerational trauma: an Adlerian approach

June 11, 2020 – Ambiguous Trauma: an Adlerian approach

Questions? E-mail [email protected] or [email protected] 

CEU’s will not be available for these FREE trainings due to the cost and time required to apply for CEU’s.

Adler Academy of MN is an independent organization, is an affiliate member of NASAP, and is not affiliated with the Adler Graduate School.

Fourth Annual Minnesota Adlerian Conference 9/11, 2020 – Virtual Conference

Helping Clients Change: Overcoming Trauma with Individual Psychology Conceptualization and Interventions

For this year’s conference, we will be meeting over Zoom September 11th, 9 am – 12 pm (CST). (Cost: $40 for professionals and $25 for students). All profit from the conference will be donated to NASAP scholarships, ICASSI scholarships, and the Walk-in Counseling Center.

Mental health practitioners are tasked with understanding holistic factors that influence psychological trauma as well as implementing strategies to help individuals recover and heal from traumatic events and experiences. This workshop will introduce a trauma-informed Adlerian case conceptualization model. Sperry will also review findings from his sabbatical, which examined trauma treatment and practices around the globe.

The workshop will be a combination of brief lectures, experiential exercises, and practical demonstrations to introduce you to strategies that can be effectively integrated into your work with clients.

Learning Objectives: Participants will…

Be able to define trauma-informed care and understand the basic principles for conceptualizing cases through a trauma-informed lens.

  1. Understand the significance of the adverse childhood experiences study (ACES) as a public health concern.
  2. Understand how trauma-informed principles can be integrated into various Adlerian counseling practice.
  3. Be able to apply a step-by-step strategy for developing effective trauma-informed Adlerian case conceptualizations and treatment plans.
  4. Understand themes of trauma treatment and practices around the globe.

Jon Sperry, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lynn University and a staff counselor at the Counseling and Psychological Services at Florida Atlantic University. He lectures around the globe extensively on Adlerian theory, case conceptualization, trauma-informed care, and group drumming.

This training has been approved for 3.0 CE credits by the Minnesota Board of Psychology (log number 202107.005), Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (Board approval number 2020-180), and Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (2020.CE.168, for LPC and LPCC).

Use coupon code AAML if you have been to any previous Adler Academy conferences for $5 off.

Adler Kaffee Fun 2020

Adler Academy Kaffee

Adlerian Friends –

Please join us on Friday, February 7, 2020 (Adler’s birthday) for conversation and snacks in honor of Adler’s 150th birthday. (We will also celebrate Dreikurs’ birthday which is later in the month.) Please come and enjoy some good old-fashioned gemeinschaftsgefühl to warm yourself against winter’s chill.

When: 5:30-8:00 pm, February 7

Where: Room 215, 4900 US-169, New Hope, MN 55428 (take the 49th St. exit off 169 and go east one block to the 1st office building)

There will be light food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Register Here:

Remember to save the date for our annual conference – Sept 11 & 12, 2020 at the Arboretum. Helping Clients Change: Focus on Trauma

An Adlerian Model of Supervision, using Family Constellation and Early Recollections

Friday, October 25 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM [CST]


Based on model of supervision and consultation developed by Kopp, Shifron, and other systems Adlerians, this training will help supervisors to avoid impasses in supervision when supervisors’ own early childhood history, family constellation, and his or her lifestyle developed in early childhood clashes with the one of a supervisee who is already struggling with an identified “difficult” client. Ethics of self-awareness and using projective techniques in supervision will be thoroughly discussed.

Register here