Past Events

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • Taoist Tai Chi: An Introductory Class (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus, 12th Floor

    Offered by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada – Pacific Region, Taoist Tai Chi is a great way to reduce stress, increase strength and flexibility and improve circulation, balance and posture.

    This class is free. RSVP is required to by Monday Sept. 15

    The Taoist Tai Chi Society is a volunteer run, registered charitable organization that offers instruction in Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts, which includes a 108-move Tai Chi set and other related internal arts.

    Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts are specifically aimed at cultivating health and vitality and were developed by Master Moy Lin-shin, a Taoist monk. Master Moy synthesized the wisdom he learned during more than 50 years of training in meditation, qigong, Tai Chi and other arts into the practices taught by the Society and its sister organizations.

    Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi was founded in Toronto in 1970, with the first classes in British Columbia taking place in 1976. In the Pacific Region, they have now grown to include communities across the province, including the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and many parts of the interior.

  • Friday, September 12, 2014

  • Art for Global Health: (+)

    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Chicago Campus

    The Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) is collaborating with Northwestern University School of Medicine, Project Cure, and the Chicago Global Health Alliance toward building a partnership with mental and physical health providers in Liberia, West Africa.

    Our mental health and medical team will be part of a select group of academic/clinical professionals that are building capacity within Liberia, which will ensure the sustainability of their physical and mental health care system. Our efforts are timely as Liberia is one of the African countries that is dealing with the Ebola outbreak, as this has exposed the gaps in the current health care system. The ISE is leading the mental health assessment phase of the project, and we are using this to inform development of a global framework for population mental health.

    Come enjoy a cocktail, art from nationally recognized and local artists, music and great company. There will be a silent auction, a live auction, and raffle to benefit our work in Liberia. Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased online. To purchase ticekts or donate, visit

    Proceeds support Liberia’s medical & psychological care. 

  • Tuesday, September 09, 2014

  • Adler School Institutes Showcase (+)

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    Learn more about the work of the Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) and the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ) through an event featuring a meet and greet, group learning exercise, discussion, and refreshments.

    The Institute on Social Exclusion will discuss the Mental Health Impact Assessment (MHIA), Health Impact Assessment (HIA), and the impact on health policies. The Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice will discuss youth criminalization, mapping of justice expenditures, trauma and the root, and hubs and restorative justice as community solutions.

    The ISE will conduct an HIA mapping exercise, which will precede a discussion by IPSSJ on programs and practices that can be changed.

  • Tuesday, September 02, 2014

  • Rudolf Dreikurs’ Legacy for the Adler School: Presented by Dr. Eva Dreikurs Ferguson (+)

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    Rudolf Dreikurs founded the Alfred Adler Institute (soon to be Adler University) with the conviction that the health of the individual and the community are intertwined. Dr. Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, the daughter of Rudolf Dreikurs, will highlight the basics of Adlerian Psychology as taught by Rudolf Dreikurs.

    Regardless of one’s orientation, when faculty have a full understanding of the foundational principles and methods on which the school was founded, the heritage of the school will be assured. Moreover, understanding of Adler-Dreikurs psychology enables faculty members to compare and contrast Adler-Dreikurs theory and methods with one’s own psychological views.

    Every person in attendance will receive a copy of Adlerian Theory: An Introduction written by Dr. Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, which highlights the foundations of Adlerian Psychology.

    Dr. Dreikurs Ferguson earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She is a professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a Visiting Scholar at University of California Berkeley. Dr. Dreikurs Ferguson wrote two motivation textbooks. The latest is a 2000
    book called Motivation and published by Oxford University Press. She wrote a book Discipline Without Tears (Dreikurs, Cassel, & Ferguson), Wiley, 2004, and Adlerian Theory, published by the Adler School (latest date is 2014). Dr. Dreikurs Ferguson also has published articles in motivation, cognition, culture, and Adlerian Psychology.

    She is a Life Member of AAAS, a Fellow of APA, a Founding Fellow of APS, a member of the Psychonomic Society and of Sigma Xi. Finally Dr. Dreikurs Ferguson is Chair of ICASSI (the International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools and Institutes) and Honorary President of IAIP (International Association of Individual Psychology).

  • Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Adler School Alumni Networking Event (+)

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Maggiano's Little Italy (Schaumburg)

    The Office of Alumni Relations invites you to a networking event for group and individual practitioners to facilitate connections and build your professional network.

    • Expand your practice
    • Connect with other practitioners
    • Increase referral sources
    • Learn about potential job and postdoc openings

    Refreshments and a light dinner will be provided.  Feel free to share this with colleagues and fellow alumni in the area!

    Please RSVP to Wendy Crupper, Director of Alumni at For questions, call 312.662.4036.
    Questions: 312.662.4036.

  • Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Art Therapy Alumni Happy Hour in San Antonio (+)

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    The Esquire Tavern San Antonio

    Are you attending the 2014 American Art Therapy Association annual conference in San Antonio?  Please join Adler School faculty and fellow alumni for appetizers and cocktails!  Mingle with your former professors and build your professional network during a visit to the oldest bar on the San Antonio Riverwalk.

    RSVP is requested, please email the Office of Alumni Relations. If you have questions, please call 312.662.4036.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  • International, Cultural, and Adlerian Perspectives on Parenting (+)

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall



    This panel presentation will provide both international and domestic approaches to Adlerian parenting to help inform the audience members the importance that culture has in supporting parents and families. The learning objectives for this panel presentation are as follows:

    • Participants will gain knowledge and insights about Adlerian parenting principles that can be applied both internationally and domestically.
    • Participants will learn of interventions and strategies to support parenting from an Adlerian perspective in both international and domestic settings.

    Panelists include: Dr. Roberto Rodriguez (UNIBE-San Jose, Costa Rica), Dr. Maricruz Ramos (Adler School-Chicago), and Dr. Leigh Johnson-Migalski (Adler School-Chicago).

    This event is open and free to the entire Adler School community (students, staff, faculty, and alumni). One Continuing Education credit will be offered for this event.

    Registration is required, please RSVP to Maria Fritz at Please indicate if you will be seeking Continuing Education credit.

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