Upcoming Events

    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).

  • 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.

  • 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 http://chiglobalhealth.com/gala/.

    Proceeds support Liberia’s medical & psychological care. 

  • Saturday, September 27, 2014

  • The spiritual roots of mindfulness, The mindfulness roots of social justice (+)

    9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus


    An experiential six-hour session with much of the time in silence. Participants will experience a Day of Mindfulness and Contemplative Practice: sitting and walking meditation, a mindful meal, tea service, engaging Buddhist teachings and Contemplative Christian readings, group discussion and a question and answer period.

    A willingness to be fully present without distraction during the day is the only prerequisite.

    This workshop is free but registration is required. Please RSVP to vanstudentservices@adler.edu by September 22, 2014. All members of the Adler community are welcome.

    The workshop facilitator are:

    • Bethan LLoyd is a Registered Clinical Counsellor focused on Buddhist Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with individuals and groups. She has practiced in the engaged Buddhist tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for over 15 years and received lay ordination as a member of the Tiep Hien Order of Interbeing in 2000.
    • Kathleen Irvine is a Registered Psychologist and Core Faculty in Counselling Psychology at Adler School. She was introduced to Mindfulness many years ago and for the past 3 years has been practicing Centering Prayer, a form of meditation coming from the Christian mystical and contemplative tradition.

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

  • Common Hour: Alumni Resume and CV Tips (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall



    The Office of Alumni Relations has invited alumnus Jon Rosenfield, M.A., LPC, to present on resume and CV tips.

  • Social Exclusion Simulation (+)

    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Chicago Campus



    The Social Exclusion Simulation is a group experiential learning tool for increasing understanding of complex systems and how the structural barriers that comprise them work to block access to key rights, resources and opportunities for some members of society, rendering them “socially excluded.”

    2.5 C.E.U.’s will be offered to psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and interested non-psychologists. Please indicate this on your reservation request.

    Participants include students, faculty and staff of the Adler School, members of the greater Chicagoland community, anyone interested in learning more about social exclusion. Participants adopt authentic Chicago-based case histories of formerly incarcerated women and are tasked with re-entering society – finding a place to live, a job, healthcare and other necessities – in the face of structural and systemic barriers.

    Participant outcomes include:

    • An increased understanding of what structural and systemic barriers are and how they work to undermine opportunity and access.
    • Increased appreciation of practical limits of personal responsibility, agency, and choice.
    • Increased motivation to adopt attitudinal and behavioral changes in pursuit of social change.
    • Increased empathy for other marginalized groups.
    • Apprehend the shock and disappointment about roadblocks of re-entry.

    To register and for more information about the Social Exclusion Simulation, contact the Institute on Social Exclusion at ISE@adler.edu.

  • Saturday, October 18, 2014

  • Adler School Reunion 2014 (Chicago) (+)

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Chicago Campus

     

     

    Connect with old friends and faculty, congratulate the School’s most recent graduates and celebrate the classes of 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, and 1989 at Adler School Reunion 2014.

    Previously known as Homecoming, the annual alumni reception featuring appetizers, cocktails, and live music will take place Saturday, October 18 at the Chicago campus. The Alumni Association Leadership Board will also present its Adler School Outstanding Alumni Awards.

    All Adler School alumni, faculty, students, staff, and community partners are invited to nominate alumni for Outstanding Alumni recognition. These awards are given to alumni who are continuing the Adler School’s mission while making an impact in their communities. We will be seeking nominations for alumni soon.

    For more information, email alumni@adler.edu.

  • Monday, October 27, 2014

  • Social Exclusion Simulation (+)

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Chicago Campus



    The Social Exclusion Simulation is a group experiential learning tool for increasing understanding of complex systems and how the structural barriers that comprise them work to block access to key rights, resources and opportunities for some members of society, rendering them “socially excluded.”

    2.5 C.E.U.’s will be offered to psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and interested non-psychologists. Please indicate this on your reservation request.

    Participants include students, faculty and staff of the Adler School, members of the greater Chicagoland community, anyone interested in learning more about social exclusion. Participants adopt authentic Chicago-based case histories of formerly incarcerated women and are tasked with re-entering society – finding a place to live, a job, healthcare and other necessities – in the face of structural and systemic barriers.

    Participant outcomes include:

    • An increased understanding of what structural and systemic barriers are and how they work to undermine opportunity and access.
    • Increased appreciation of practical limits of personal responsibility, agency, and choice.
    • Increased motivation to adopt attitudinal and behavioral changes in pursuit of social change.
    • Increased empathy for other marginalized groups.
    • Apprehend the shock and disappointment about roadblocks of re-entry.

    To register and for more information about the Social Exclusion Simulation, contact the Institute on Social Exclusion at ISE@adler.edu.

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014

  • Adler School Reunion 2014 (Vancouver) (+)

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus



    The Adler School's Vancouver Campus Reunion 2014 will be on Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m., at the Vancouver campus.

    Previously known as the New Grad and Alumni Wine and Cheese, the annual alumni reception featuring appetizers and cocktails will take place Thursday October 30th at the Vancouver campus. The Vancouver Alumni Association Leadership Board will also present its Adler School Outstanding Alumni Awards.

    All Adler School alumni, faculty, students, staff, and community partners are invited to nominate alumni for Outstanding Alumni recognition. These awards are given to alumni who are continuing the Adler School’s mission while making an impact in their communities. To nominate an alumna/alumnus, please complete our online nomination form.

    For more information, email Stephanie Haslam, Manager Student and Alumni Services.

  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014

  • Social Exclusion Simulation (+)

    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Chicago Campus



    The Social Exclusion Simulation is a group experiential learning tool for increasing understanding of complex systems and how the structural barriers that comprise them work to block access to key rights, resources and opportunities for some members of society, rendering them “socially excluded.”

    2.5 C.E.U.’s will be offered to psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and interested non-psychologists. Please indicate this on your reservation request.

    Participants include students, faculty and staff of the Adler School, members of the greater Chicagoland community, anyone interested in learning more about social exclusion. Participants adopt authentic Chicago-based case histories of formerly incarcerated women and are tasked with re-entering society – finding a place to live, a job, healthcare and other necessities – in the face of structural and systemic barriers.

    Participant outcomes include:

    • An increased understanding of what structural and systemic barriers are and how they work to undermine opportunity and access.
    • Increased appreciation of practical limits of personal responsibility, agency, and choice.
    • Increased motivation to adopt attitudinal and behavioral changes in pursuit of social change.
    • Increased empathy for other marginalized groups.
    • Apprehend the shock and disappointment about roadblocks of re-entry.

    To register and for more information about the Social Exclusion Simulation, contact the Institute on Social Exclusion at ISE@adler.edu.

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Social Exclusion Simulation (+)

    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Chicago Campus



    The Social Exclusion Simulation is a group experiential learning tool for increasing understanding of complex systems and how the structural barriers that comprise them work to block access to key rights, resources and opportunities for some members of society, rendering them “socially excluded.”

    2.5 C.E.U.’s will be offered to psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and interested non-psychologists. Please indicate this on your reservation request.

    Participants include students, faculty and staff of the Adler School, members of the greater Chicagoland community, anyone interested in learning more about social exclusion. Participants adopt authentic Chicago-based case histories of formerly incarcerated women and are tasked with re-entering society – finding a place to live, a job, healthcare and other necessities – in the face of structural and systemic barriers.

    Participant outcomes include:

    • An increased understanding of what structural and systemic barriers are and how they work to undermine opportunity and access.
    • Increased appreciation of practical limits of personal responsibility, agency, and choice.
    • Increased motivation to adopt attitudinal and behavioral changes in pursuit of social change.
    • Increased empathy for other marginalized groups.
    • Apprehend the shock and disappointment about roadblocks of re-entry.

    To register and for more information about the Social Exclusion Simulation, contact the Institute on Social Exclusion at ISE@adler.edu.

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