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Dr. Paul R. Rasmussen LectureDr. Paul R. Rasmussen, 2018 SIUE Dreikurs Fellow

Title: Why is Adlerian/Dreikursian Thinking Relevant Today?

Date: Monday, March 26th

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Meridian Ballroom of the Morris University Center at SIUE

Unless you are an SIUE psychology employee or student, click here to register for this free lecture and to obtain parking information.

(Registration is free, but helps us plan for the expected audience size. SIUE psychology employees and students do not need to register, because we can estimate that portion of the headcount through other means.)

Lecture summary: 

Dr. Rasmussen is the first recipient of the SIUE Department of Psychology Dreikurs Visiting Scholar Fellowship. Dr. Rasmussen is an accomplished scholar and teacher, and an expert in the study and practice of Adlerian Psychology. Currently he is a Staff Psychologist at the William Jennings Bryant Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Columbia, SC. In this talk, he will present key concepts of Adler-Dreikurs theory and practice, which focus on the holistic and socially-embedded nature of humans, and the belief that their emotions and motivations are goal-directed. He will consider these questions: If humans could reset and fix all the problems of life, what realities in terms of good ideas would persist? What resources would we consider the most optimal to face life realities? What constitutes a good idea in discussion of the human experience? Adler-Dreikurs concepts will be discussed relative to good ideas in psychology and relative to how the Adler-Dreikurs ideas and methods are important today to the individual and to society.

For a copy of Dr. Rasmussen's CV, please email

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