Individual Psychology

Individual psychology is a term used to refer to a view of psychology pioneered by Alfred Adler that involves taking a holistic view of a client's character. This view diverged drastically from the Viennese school of psychoanalysis that Adler had originally been affiliated with and has been a great influence on the schools of psychology that came into existence in the late 20th century.

The term, individual psychology, is not used to mean a focus on the individual person, but to refer to the client's whole environment. The individual referred to means looking at the patient as an indivisible whole, rather than as a group of disparate parts or symptoms.

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