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.”

One Comment

  1. Richard Chandler

    I am very excited to once again have the opportunity to learn and go into Adlerian Individual Psychology in greater depth. Having attended the first conference, with James Bitter as the presenter, in 2017, I can attest to the quality of this conference.

    As you might expect, Marina and her fellow Adlerians put together an event that was “attendee friendly” giving breaks and a long enough lunch that we had time to enjoy the beautiful time in nature. It was also terrific to spend time with the other Adlerians in attendance, including those that I met and got to know in school as well as new people. And of course, the training itself was outstanding. Looking forward to seeing my professional friends once again!


    Richard Chandler, MA, LPC

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