FRANK WALTON, who has helped to introduce Adlerian Psychology into Eastern European countries , Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary shortly after the fall of communism, offers these programs in 2017:
September 23, 2017: Understanding Family Dynamics: Two Family Counseling Demonstrations
SHIGA, OSAKA and TOKYO (Japan)
October 14, 21 and 22: Keynote presentation at the Japanese Society of Adlerian Psychology in Shiga; Family Counseling Demonstrations in Osaka and Tokyo
November 18: Family and Individual Counseling Demonstrations at the Adlerian Institute of Bucharest
On January 21-22, 2017, the Mexican Association of Certified Educators in Positive Discipline organized a weekend training in Monterrey, Mexico. ICASSI faculty member Ursula Oberst taught “Adlerian Emotional Intelligence and Education” for family and social coexistence in lectures and workshops. Many participants from Latin American countries in which Positive Discipline is already introduced are looking for a link with the Individual Psychology of Adler and Dreikurs and are interested in IAIP and ICASSI. This training might have been the beginning of a promising development.
Cooperation Bulgarian Society for Individual Psychology – ICASSI
The effort by Prof. Zhaneta Stoykova, President of the Bulgarian Society of Individual Psychology, in preparation and giving it a perfect frame has contributed hugely to making it successful.
Meeting with the Deans of the Faculty of Education, Trakia University, Stara Zagora
Contact person: Prof. Elena Lavrentsova (Vice-Dean; International Relations, former ICASSI participant)
Meeting with Head of the Department of Information and In-Service Teacher Training.
Prof. Gala Koschuharova (former ICASSI participant)
Lecture at the Faculty of Education
The lecture at the faculty of pedagogy was a full weekend with 4 sessions. There were probably 80-100 students of pedagogy, teachers from an in-teacher-training and faculty in the audience.
- giving the basics of Individual Psychology, in theory and demonstrations,
- with an emphasis on the Adlerian views on development,
- some ideas how that helps understand children in home and school and how to react to their behavior,
- plus some sections of deeper understanding of addiction from an Adlerian point of view.
Lecture at Southwest University in Blagoevgrad.
The additional lecture at the faculty of psychology went quite well. The frame was a session in a regular class, open to interested others. There were probably 30 students and ten faculty members in the audience. Several local newspapers and websites brought articles about it.
Meeting with the Bulgarian Society of Individual Psychology at the headquarters of the Union of Scientists – Stara Zagora.
President: Prof. Zhaneta Stoykova, Vice-President: Nikolai Zhilkov
At the invitation of Ramona Andrei and Andi Beldianu in Romania, in March and December 2014, Karen John from the UK facilitated 3 intensive and 2 introductory experiential workshops featuring Adlerian-based leadership, group dynamics and leadership mentoring workshops, each involving roughly equal numbers of participants from the psychotherapy/counseling sector and managers from the banking and other business sectors. Similar workshops are now being facilitated by Ramona and/or Andi.
Several ICASSI faculty have offered programs around the world. Below are three more examples.
November 2014 Trakia University (Bulgaria)
Organized by Department of Psychology and Education
Participants Masters students and Bachelor students
Number About 80
Topics Understanding behaviour from an Adlerian point of view
Subtopics: relationship, cooperation, encouragement and consequences
Duration 4 days
Faculty Theo Joosten
July 2015 Malta
Organized by MAPA ( Malta Adlerian Psychology Association
Participants Parents, teachers, social workers, child carers.
Number About 225
Topics For different target groups about: actual meaning of IP, Loss and grief,
problem-solving, sex education, relation based education
Duration 6 days
Faculty: Yvonne Schürer, Anthea Millar and Theo Joosten
April 2016 Delhi (India)
Organized by Department of Psychology, Ramanujan College (University of Delhi)
Participants Professors and students
Number About 200
Topics International seminar on “Indian Mind &Societal Concerns.
My lecture: Social Interest a sustainable value for mankind.”
Duration 2 days
Faculty Theo Joosten