Authors: Yaír Hazán and Michael Titze
In the first part of the book, the authors explain the epistemological criteria that sustains Adlerian Psychology. The reader will obtain a general vision (or complete overview) of the theoretical fundaments for a “dept teleological psychology”. The affinity with other psychotherapeutic theories has been consistently remarked.
In the second part, they describe different aspects of Adlerian Psychoterapy. Thus the reader will be able to comprehend the specific terms of a teleological procedure. In the practical part, the reader will be acquainted with the methods of Teleological Psychotherapy, also known as Teleoanalisis (neologism created by Rudolf Dreikurs)
In short, this book presents the basic methodology of lifestyle analisis. You will find, thoroughly described, the phases of Adlerian Psychology, such as theming, early recollection, dream interpretation, and supporting self-confidence. The latter requires an integral method of therapeutic encouraging, related to the paradoxic function of humor. The performance of this essentially Adlerian procedure is showed through humordrama, a new technique specific for the treatment of Gelotophobia (fear to be ridicule as expression of the inferiority complex)
Therefore, this handbook can be considered a complete compendium of Adlerian Psychotherapy.