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Adlerian therapy and its relationship to other psychotherapeutic approaches

In this chapter we present an integrative review of how Adlerian theory and practice relates to existing theories and intervention methods. Our review was guided by several premises, the first of which is that we believe Individual Psychology and the therapeutic approaches it inspires still possesses contemporary value for clinicians. The insights that Adler described in his classic works do not cease to be valuable simply because time has passed or because more modern counselling theories have emerged (Adler 1927, 1931, Ansbacher and Ansbacher 1956). The usefulness and validity of Adlerian constructs are supported by their reflection and incorporation in the theories of Adler’s contemporaries and those who worked afterwards.