New York State Education Department
Licensure-Qualifying Program in Adlerian (Individual Psychology) Psychoanalysis
Dr. Mick Maurer wrote 44 of the 55 course syllabi with the Alfred Adler Institute of New
York Faculty Curriculum Writing Team in March 2010 - July 2010, once completed to be
submitted to the NY Regents.
The Alfred Adler Institute of New York (594 Broadway Suite 1213; NYC) is a post-graduate
training institute for mental health professionals. The Institute has been the primary source of
Adlerian psychology training in the Northeast for over 50 years. Our faculty and advisors include
some of the most prominent practitioners and authors in the field.
The Alfred Adler Institute was a prime moving force in establishing both the National Association
for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis - of which we continue to be an accredited member
Institute – and the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis. The Institute is chartered
by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.
In addition to preserving the traditional Adlerian philosophy and treatment methodology of
Individual Psychology, we concentrate on demonstrating how Adler’s theories remain fresh and
applicable to contemporary society.
The Institute provides post-graduate training leading to the Certificate in Psychotherapy and/or
Analysis. Advanced students have the opportunity to do clinical work with clients at the Alfred
Adler Community Consultation Center (the supervised training division of the Alfred Adler Center
for Mental Health). Our programs also offer selected courses for non-matriculating students.
The Alfred Adler Institute founded in 1948, was one of the first psychoanalytic training institutes
in New York. The Alfred Adler Mental Hygiene Clinic (the Alfred Adler Center for Mental Health)
was founded at the same time.
Until recently, the late Dr's. Kurt Adler and Alexandra Adler, son and daughter of Alfred Adler,
were major figures of both the Institute and the Clinic – teaching our students and treating our
patients, as well as lecturing throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Among our illustrious faculty members, some of those who had worked closely with Adler in
Vienna were Dr. Helena Papanek and Dr. Ernst Papanek, and Danica Deutsch who founded and
directed the Mental Hygiene Clinic.
To this day, we continue the work begun in 1948, training psychotherapists and analysts true to
the spirit and teachings of Alfred Adler, and treating clients in our mental health center.
Chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.
Dr. Alexandra Adler
Dr. Kurt Adler
Dr's. Kurt Adler and Alexandra Adler
Dr. Alfred Adler
Dr Alfred Adler teaching in Berlin
Dr's Kurt Adler, Alfred Adler,
and Alexandra Adler.
During WWI, Adler spent three years in military-hospital service. He was particularly concerned about the
collective madness of war. His perceptions and opinions were included in an article he contributed to a publication,
Violence and Non-Violence: A Handbook of Active Pacifism in which he wrote: “War is not the continuation of
politics with other means, but the greatest social crime against the solidarity of humanity.”
After the war Adler’s concept of Gemeinschaftsgefuehl, translated as social interest or social feeling, as well as his
concept of common sense, became central aspects of his theory of Individual Psychology.