“The foremost task of Individual Psychology is to prove the unity in each individual – in his thinking, feeling, acting, in his so-called conscious and unconscious and in every expression of his personality. This unity is what we call the style of life” …Alfred Adler
The concept of “Lifestyle” was Adler’s way of helping a therapist understand a client’s whole personality from inside his or her phenomenological reality. This holistic approach is part of what makes Adlerian psychology an exemplar of biopsychosocial systems metatheory. This course introduces this systemic view of the development of personality. By working with one another, students learn how to collect information to formulate an understanding of the unique style they have developed to live out their lives and how to apply this approach to helping clients understand themselves.