ICASSI ZOMERSCHOOL in Wageningen verbindt mensen


De 55 ste editie van de Icassi Zomerschool in Wageningen was een groot succes.

Na twee jaar een virtuele versie te hebben beleefd was het voor alle participanten een verademing om elkaar weer in levende lijve te mogen begroeten.

Zo’n 250 deelnemers vanuit 25 verschillende landen hebben met veel belangstelling de cursussen die door experts vanuit de Adleriaanse psychologie gegeven worden gevolgd.

Icassi Zomerschool verbindt mensen.Make new friends, but keep the old…..

De Zomerschool vindt ieder jaar in een ander land plaats.

In 2023 verplaatst de Zomerschool zich naar Ierland.Dublin is dan the place to be.

De 55 ste Icassi Zomerschool in Wageningen van start

Op 25 juli 2022 werd de 55ste Icassi Zomerschool in Wageningen geopend.

Ruim 150 deelnemers uit  25 verschillende landen hebben zich aangemeld.

En na twee jaren een virtuele versie van de Zomerschool te hebben beleefd was het weerzien voor velen een feestje.

De avond werd muzikaal omlijst door het a capella koor uit Dunningen. 

Dag twee . De inleiding over Äddiction"werd gehouden door Jim Holder, een expert op dit gebied.

Het publiek was zeer aandachtig.

Workshop Wat bepaalt hoe kinderen en volwassenen zich gedragen?

Op 2 juni werd de workshop dag gehouden in Nijkerk.

De gastspreker Ursula Oberst hield een prachtige informatieve voordracht over  hoe we kunnen kijken naar de doelen van gedrag.

De deelnemers werden meegenomen in de Adleriaanse benadering. Voor velen was dit een eyeopener ,voor anderen een opfrissen van de kennis die er binnen Shared Ambition al is.

De deelnemers waren aan het einde van de dag erg enthousiast.

Voor herhaling vatbaar. 


Workshop Wat bepaalt hoe kinderen en volwassenen zich gedragen?
Gastspreker Ursula Oberst Ph.D.

Maak gebruik van dit unieke aanbod.
Misschien heb je nog geen tijd gehad om je aan te melden?
Dat kan nog tot 25 mei aanstaande.
Zien we je op 02 juni in Nijkerk?
We verwelkomen je graag.

Meer info? Kijk op in onderstaande pdf!

All Day Workshop Ursula Oberst
PDF – 69,5 KB 45 downloads

De Voorjaars Nieuwsbrief is uit.


Lees deze Nieuwsbrief onder het kopje Nieuwsbrieven.

Veel leesplezier.

DE ICASSI zomerschool wordt dit jaar gehouden in Wageningen.

De NWIP stelt één scholarship ter beschikking aan studenten uit Nederland.

Je ontvangt dan een  Scholarship tegemoetkoming van € 200,00 

Neem contact op met de NWIP via ons contact formulier op deze website.

Meer info over ICASSI is te vinden op



Flyer Scholarship NWIP
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Letter From Uaip March 1 2022
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Artikel Over Kinderen
PDF – 172,0 KB 75 downloads


We dedicate this book to the late Dr. Alfred Adler, founder of Individual Psychology, who was our teacher the last years of his life, during which time he gave us our first understanding of human behavior. We learned from him essentially:

1. That the individual’s approach to life is a result of early self-training due to his interpretation of his situation. He can change it in later years only if he realizes that his disturbing, conditioned responses are nothing more than inappropriate, inadequate holdovers from childhood. The adult is expected to replace such behavior with more useful responses to be a help and not a burden. He should realize it is useless to try to escape the pain he creates for himself trying to solve adult problems with a child’s tricks and evasions, since problems are only situations for which we have not trained ourselves.

2. That the problems of behavior, which make us feel and act like inferior second-class passengers in life, (p. 16) are no more than the results of our failure to develop the habit of both emotional and physical self-reliance; we retain from childhood the mistaken expectation that others should “hold up our pants” for us emotionally and physically and be interested in as well as responsible for our welfare.

3. That leaning on others emotionally or physically is a child’s way of life. We should not permit this habit to follow us into adult life, since dependency is the root of all feelings of inferiority. Dependency generates the feeling of second-class citizenship. Out of this grows the habit of competition, envy, making comparisons and similar mistaken compensatory striving that we create in our effort to assuage the pain of feeling second class in relation to others. Humiliating feelings of inferiority produce the gnawing, distracting, disruptive, destructive craving for personal recognition and prestige, with its inescapable fear of failure.

4. That unhappiness, loneliness, neurotic symptoms, crime and similar distresses arise directly from this unresolved habit of leaning and depending on others whom we immediately feel we must try to control, rule, dominate or exploit for our own benefit, since we cannot otherwise support ourselves physically and emotionally. (p. 17)

5. That only those who are sell-reliant emotionally and physically can function as adult human beings able to cooperate with other adults, because life demands that we be useful and productive or, as Adler said, to “be a help and not a burden.”

6. That the inadequate responses of envy, greed, competition and sabotage -- with which we try to solve confronting problems of life -- are only reactions which would not arise in the first place if we were in the habit of standing on our own feet and were not always trying to find someone on whom to lean and exploit, demanding that they prop us up and hold us there.

7. That defects of self-reliance and the inescapable pain that accompanies them can he changed only when we fully realize that the pain we suffer is but the other-end-of-the-stick of our leaning, dependent, subaltern habits of mind. Our problems do not have mysterious, hidden sources, and we do not have to look far or deep to find the source; we keep stumbling, tripping and falling over it all day long, even though we refuse to identify it as our own childishness. (p. 18)

8. That all human beings are the product of [social, emotional and physical] evolution, and that we share the inheritance of all human potentialities and are equally based in evolution. Each can evoke his store of potentialities to shape them into his own creation and discover his own reality. Each is his own architect. Whatever one human being has done can be done by others. Creation is a built-in attribute of each of us. It waits, however, for the awakening touch of self-reliance to shape its parts and aspects. (p. 19)

* Willard Beecher (1898-1977) & Marguerite Beecher (1902-1982), Beyond Success and Failure: Ways to Self-Reliance and Maturity, 1966/1986, pp. 3-19. New York: The Julian Press, Inc. Willard & Marguerite Beecher Foundation.



Date and time   

Sat, 26 Mar 2022, 09:30 –

Mon, 28 Mar 2022, 16:30 GM                        



School Street Family Resource Centre

School Street

Family Resource Centre

Dublin 8


We are so excited to share this amazing workshop which will be facilitated by Pauline Hofstra M.A. Association of Individual Psychology (NWIP), De Wijk, Netherlands, Board member of ICASSI International Summer School.

Pauline’s workshops are absolutely exceptional, Pauline will explore the relationship between Communal Feeling and how we move through life, how we have built, how we maintain and handle our own boundaries and those of others.
This is a fantastic opportunity to connecting with Pauline along with gaining 12 CPD points in a fun educational workshop.
Check out "Communal Feeling, Movement and Boundaries"


The relationship between communal feelings, how we move through life, how we build and maintain our own boundaries and those of others.



About this event

Facilitator: Pauline Hofstra M.A.

Psychologist, Trainer, Boundary Based Awareness Counsellor in private practice in Amsterdam. Board member of the Dutch Association of Individual Psychology (NWIP), De Wijk, Netherlands, Board member of ICASSI International Summer School.

Pauline teaches this course in the Netherlands – see website and has delivered this course internationally at ICASSI conference ( in 2018 and 2019.


To explore the relationship between Communal Feeling and how we move through life, how we have built, how we maintain and handle our own boundaries and those of others.

We all come into the world ‘feeling one with everything around us’. As small infants we can only feel we are part of all there is. Like every living thing on earth we want to grow, blossom to the fullest.


As humans we are both ‘a part of’ and ‘a-part from’ the social world. We have our own psychological inner world (based on lifestyle and private logic as formulated by Adler), with psychological boundaries that separate us from the outside world and the inner world of others. This workshop will examine how self-boundary awareness and maintenance of our inner world can enhance self-esteem, autonomy, compassion, mutual respect and social interest in our relationships with others.


In this workshop :


⁃ We will first pay attention to the notion of ‘inter-connectedness’ that is part of the meaning

of Communal Feeling.


⁃ Then focus on what it means to ‘feel connected’ with others. Then explore in on our

daily relationships with others. How do we feel we are connected? What do we experience when

we empathize with others?


⁃ We will build an attention based model called the EETIRO Self Boundary Awareness model developed

by Nick Blaser, a Dutch psychiatrist. This model visualizes our private inner worlds as gardens. We will

use this model to demonstrate what happens when we feel connected to others and how our Life Style affects our inner dynamic and the way we handle our own` boundaries; and those of others. (Lifestyle as in the Adlerian conceptualisation of lifestyle)


⁃ At the end of this workshop participants will gain a better understanding of:


- what happens when we feel connected to each other

- how not only Empathy but also Feeling WITH others help develop Self Awareness and Social


- what, in other words, we need to Feel in order to develop our Communal Feeling as espoused by Alfred Adler and it’s therapeutic benefits for mental well being through the use of boundary visualisations by methods presented that:

1. Describe 3 functions of psychological boundaries in social life.

2. Which Focus on the 3 locations of attention: the intrapersonal space, the intrapersonal space of another person and the extra personal space between (i.e. the interpersonal space).

3. Describe and analyze their own movement between the 3 locations of attention.

4. Explain the relationship between lifestyle and private logic and the concept of psychological inner world and psychological boundaries.

5. Describe and demonstrate the differences between compassion and empathy using the 3 locations of attention.

6. Use the metaphor of ‘the inner garden’ for the inner psychological world and ‘garden fence’ for the psychological boundaries.

7. Use and practice the 3-dimensional boundary projective method using coloured wool felt figures, the wooden sticks and basic wooden figures in dyads.


IACP approved for 12 CPD points



On behalf of the Chairs of ICASSI, I want to share the exciting news that the Cvent registration link for ICASSI 2022 will be open on Tuesday, February 1

The link to registration is

You can find the English booklet at

and the German booklet at

If you have any questions after registration opens, please feel free to ask me.

Becky LaFountain,
ICASSI Administrator


Being different, Equal, diversity

Prachtig filmpje. Over het verschil tussen verschillend zijn, gelijk zijn en gelijkwaardig zijn. En de kracht van kinderen om dit verschil te weten. Hoe zorg je dat je het niet verliest? Echte diversiteit en inclusie zit van binnen en staat niet op een afvinklijstje.

Klik op de link:



Unieke kans voor geïnteresseerden om meer te leren van de Adleriaanse Theorie.

Elk jaar worden er Scholarships (studiebeurzen)beschikbaar gesteld.

Lees onderstaande informatie en als je wilt deelnemen aan deze Zomerschool, reageer dan voor 15 februari 2022.

Kijk voor meer informatie op 

Nederlandse aanvragen kunnen naar worden gestuurd. Dus laat snel van je horen en kom in beweging.




24 juli - 06 augustus 2022


De 55 ste Internationale Rudolf Dreikurs Zomerschool wordt dit jaar in Nederland gehouden.

Reserveer alvast de data in uw agenda.

Kies uit de vele mogelijkheden om deel te nemen.

In onderstaande link kunt u het programmaboek bekijken.

Dat kan ook op

Klik hier:


P.S.: Nederlandse deelnemers kunnen ook een zelfgekozen accommodatie zoeken. Uw vraag kunt u stellen op het contactformulier op onze website:

We zien uit naar uw komst in Wageningen.



De eerder aangekondigde ALL DAY Workshop met Prof. Ursula Oberst ,met als thema, Lifestyle ,goals and priorities, wordt vanwege de Covid 19 maatregelen verschoven naar 02 juni 2022.

Meer informatie wordt via onze website , Facebook en Twitter en Nieuwsbrief ter zijner tijd bekend gemaakt.



Onze Herfst Nieuwsbrief is uit.

Veel Leesplezier

Je vindt de Nieuwsbrief onder Nieuwsbrieven  (Archief)


Icassi Zomerschool 2021 was een groot succes. Ook dit jaar werd de Zomerschool virtueel bezocht door een groot aantal deelnemers.

Onder video's kunt u een aantal van de plenaire lezingen terug zien.

Hopelijk kan de Zomerschool in 2022 wel weer in zijn traditionele vorm worden gehouden. Icassi vindt dan plaats in Wageningen in het ICC. van 24 juli tot 6 augustus 2022. 

Meer nieuws daarover later dit jaar via alle sociale media.

DE ZOMER Nieuwsbrief van de NWIP is uit.

Kijk snel onder het kopje Nieuwsbrieven en lees alles over de NWIP.


Het bestuur van de NWIP werd blij verrast door de mededeling van de Chairs van ICASSI, dat in 2022 de ICASSI Zomerschool in Nederland plaats zal gaan vinden.

We vinden dit een hele eer. De ICASSI Zomerschool heeft al meerdere malen in Nederland plaats gevonden. In 2013 voor het laatst.

De plaats waar dit allemaal gaat gebeuren is Wageningen.

Voor meer informatie over de accommodatie ,kijk op:

Noteer alvast in je agenda:24 juli 2022 tot 6 augustus 2022.

Meer informatie wordt verstrekt in het najaar van 2021.

Hou ook onze Facebook pagina in de gaten.


Dit jaar wordt de Zomerschool virtueel gegeven. De inschrijving is al geopend.

Voor meer informatie:




Message from the ICASSI Chairs to 2021 Participants:

To all of you wishing to be part of the Virtual Rudolf Dreikurs Summer School of
ICASSI in 2021, the Chairpersons wish to welcome you. We believe that this will be an enriching and stimulating experience for everyone -- Teachers and Students alike.

It will be our first Virtual summer school, and so a learning experience for us

Many of us regret we cannot meet in person, to hug and be physically close to
friends of many years. Still, to see each other virtually will be rewarding, also, and learning together will be enriching for all.
We welcome you and trust that your learning will be rewarding, as always.

Let us know after the event how you think the school went. We are eager to hear from you.

Chairpersons Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, USA
Theo Joosten, The Netherlands
Uti Landscheidt, Germany 

P.S. Please note that June 1 is the early bird deadline. Register soon to be able to get the workshops that you desire.


The 28th Congress of International Association of Individual Psychology will provide an opportunity to learn everlasting wisdom of Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology and its approach to understanding human nature, and to discuss the solutions it can offer to healing of new psychopathologies in contemporary societies. One’s ability to “see with the eyes of another, hear with the ears of another, and feel with the heart of another” is a measure of one’s health and a basis of optimism as a core of Adlerian approach.


The congress will bring together representatives from all over the world. During the congress you will benefit from high-quality scientific content, get involved with our projects.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it will be organized virtually. This will allow more participants than ever to benefit from everything that it has to offer!

The 28th Congress of IAIP  is an interactive experience allowing you to build global contacts and create memories that will last a lifetime.

If you wish to join the event, details can be found here:

We hope to see you soon and stay safe!

Delegates Assembly (online): July 10, 2021.
Congress (online): July 11-14th, 2021. Language of congress:
English, Ukrainian
Registration: -

please register here by April 30, 2021 to get an early bird registration discount. Please, note that all approved presenters have to register to the Congress in the same way as all the other participants and complete their registration by the early bird deadline in order to be included in the Congress program. With questions about registration, please email at




Dear ICASSI Friends,

The ICASSI board is excited to offer a virtual summer school 

                                           July 26-August 8, 2021!

The international summer school consists of plenary lectures, professional workshops and activities for children and youth. Monday through Thursday of each week there is a plenary lecture, which is open and free to everyone. They will be accessed at

On the weekend of July 30-August 1 and the weekend of August 6-8 a variety of workshops are offered in Adlerian/Dreikursian theory and practice for psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, educators, managers, parents, and persons seeking professional and personal growth.

Other activities for children and youth as well as social engagement for all are also available on the weekends.

To see the booklet which gives further details on the workshops go to and click on the Virtual ICASSI 2021 tab.

In the dropdown you will find the booklet. The link to the registration is

Also in the Virtual ICASSI 2021 tab you will also see a one page flyer that you can download and distribute to colleagues and friends to announce ICASSI 2021!

An additional way to keep in touch with Adlerians is to join in the virtual Adler Café which meets twice a month. To learn more about it go to On April 11 the topic is Adler’s Understanding of Pandemics and it will be led by Marina Bluvshtein.

If you have questions about the Virtual ICASSI 2021, please contact me at

Happy Spring, Becky LaFountain, ICASSI Administrator 


Revitalizing Alfred Adler: An Echo for Equality
Mary C. McCluskey

Mary C. McCluskey DSW, LCSW is in private practice in New York City and teaches at New York University Silver School of Social Work. She is also a teacher and clinical supervisor in the psychodynamic program at The American Institute of Psychoanalysis.


The work of Alfred Adler’s Individual Psychology arguably applies to contemporary social work practice and education. The tenets of Individual Psychology are reviewed in the context of a historical sketch of Adler’s work as a medical doctor, psychoanalyst, and colleague of Freud. His eventual divergence from psychoanalysis to begin his own psychological and education movement which focused on social reform is emphasized. Individual Psychology is examined in detail including original case examples demonstrating his influence on and compatibility with contemporary social work theories. Empirical evidence is provided supporting present-day application of his theory. Adler serves as a much-needed example of a profes- sional who successfully and simultaneously advanced both the micro and macro world of mental health. Adler’s contribution deserves to be explicitly included in social work curricula.

Keywords Adler · Individual psychology · Society · Inferiority complex · Child guidance centers · Social reform · Equality


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