Adler Kaffee – Feb 2019

Adler Academy of MN invites you to come to a celebration of Alfred Adler’s and Rudolf Dreikurs’ birthday. Please join us for the 4th Adler Kaffee –  an evening of fun, food, Adlerian themed mingling, seeing old friends and hearing new stories.
The Kaffee will be held on February 15th, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the Adler Graduate School at 10225 Yellow Circle Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55343.
Please bring yourself, your friends and significant others, and if you want some finger food to share.

Register Now – Second Annual Minnesota Adlerian Conference 9/28-9/29

Helping clients change

Wisdom of Adlerian Psychology

Featuring an internationally renowned speaker on Adlerian Psychology & NASAP Diplomate

Betty Lou Bettner, PhD

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Event Details


This workshop will focus on essential tenets of Adlerian psychology as they deepen clinicians’ understanding of clients, selves as therapists, and ensuing therapeutic relationships. Participants will learn to apply Adlerian theory to case conceptualization with individuals, couples, and families. Participants will have an opportunity of exploring their own therapeutic style from an Adlerian perspective. Activities will include mini-lectures, demonstrations, small group case conceptualization work, and other experiential exercises aimed to enhance participants’ clinical practice skills.


  • • The dates are Friday, September 28th (9am-4pm) and Saturday, September 29th, 2018 (9am-300 pm with social hour immediately following from 300-400 pm).


  • • We will once again be at the beautiful University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.


  • • Food will be provided, along with time to enjoy each other and the Arboretum.


  • • The number of participants will be limited to allow for a more intimate experience.


  • • We will once again be taking a deep dive into Adlerian counseling theory and techniques through lectures, live demonstrations, and self-practice.


This training is approved for continuing education credit by the following: MN Board of Psychology (12 CE) (201806.249); MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (11 CE) (2018.CE.146); MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (11 CE) (2018-297); MN Board of Social Work (11 CE) (CEP#1062). Adler Academy of MN maintains responsibility for continuing education aspects of this training.


Organization of Conference:

Friday, September 28, 2018

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. – Morning lecture (Betty Lou)

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Break

10:30 -11:30 – Morning lecture (Betty Lou)

11:30 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Demonstration (Betty Lou and Volunteer(s))

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Breakout – Application of skills (Participants in small groups)

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. – Wrapping up the Day/Questions and Comments (Betty Lou)

3:15 – 4:00 p.m. – Social “Hour” (Connection and snacks)

Saturday, September 29, 2018

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. – More Discussion of Breakout Sessions and Morning lecture (Betty Lou)

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Break

10:30 – 11:30 – Morning lecture (Betty Lou)

11:30 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Demonstration (Betty Lou and Volunteer(s))

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. – Break

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. – Breakout – Application of skills (Participants with Discussion Leaders)

3:15 – 4:00 p.m. – Wrapping up the Conference/Questions and Comments (Betty Lou)

If you attended the First Annual Conference in September last year, you know how special this conference will be. Don’t be left out – Mark your calendars today for September 28th and 29th 2018. Registration begins June 1st!


What people enjoyed last year:


  • * Immersive experience and chance to practice new skills.
  • * Limited number of participants allowed for an intimate experience.
  • * Location – MN Landscape Arboretum – was exceptional.
  • * Chance to get to know presenter’s techniques so well, and to know who he is as a clinician.
  • * Loved the one-person format since “we get enough of the other stuff, the surface presentations.”
  • * Well-appointed and well-organized
  • * The pace was good—people learned but didn’t feel burnt out.
  • * Friendliness, openness, attitude of, “How are you? Do you need anything?”
  • * Help from the Adlerian Elders
  • * Intergenerational community
  • * The people—the speaker, the Elders, volunteers for live demos, other attendees, staff at Arboretum
  • * Sharing case studies and seeing live demos
  • * Felt connection with fellow Adlerians
  • * “This was a refresher/tuneup weekend.”
  • * “The enthusiasm, goodwill and ‘our tribe’ philosophy was like the days when Dreikurs came from Chicago.”

1st Annual Minnesota Adlerian Conference

The 1st Annual Minnesota Adlerian Conference, featuring NASAP President James Bitter, is near.

The conference is on September 15, 16, & 17 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen.

The theme is Helping Clients Change

Isn’t that why we are in this field!?

Come to spend three incredible days with Jim Bitter and all of us in learning, practicing highly demanded clinical skills, networking, and enjoying colors of Arboretum. Arboretum entrance is free with the conference registration. Breakfasts and lunches are included – all three days! 

If you are not convinced yet – here is more!

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News from NASAP – TAPTalk on January 26th at 9 PM EST


Join us for this TAPTalk at 9:00 PM (EST) on Thursday evening, January 26. (You’ll have to figure out what time it is where you live for yourself.)

To join the TAPTalk:  CALL: 1-641-798-4200

Guest Access Code:  4892130#

To join us, dial the number above on your phone and when asked, enter your Access Code – be sure to put the # at the end.

To receive Continuing Education Credit* for the TAPTalk, listen to the talk, download the evaluation form here, complete it and send it in with your payment of $5.00 (for members of NASAP) or $10.00 (for non-members).

This works for both telephone and also for Skype and probably for Google phone.  You do have some telephone charges as it is not a toll free number but it’s probably going to be cheaper than gas if you had to go somewhere other than your home or office to participate.


 THIS WILL BE RECORDED AND MEMBERS CAN LISTEN TO IT BY LOGGING IN TO THE WEBSITE AND LOOKING UNDER THE RESOURCES TAB. Yes, members can still get CE credit for it if you follow the directions below even if you miss the live broadcast. … Read More

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The Mission of the Adler Academy of Minnesota is to educate, train, equip, supervise, and consult on authentic Adler with professionals and leaders, so that Adlerian Psychology becomes the major psychological force in treatment, work, and human development relationships.

Ideally, our logo will reflect ideas of community, motivation, education, creativity, exploration, advocacy, inclusiveness, growth, movement, authenticity.

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