Irish Adlerian Conference


Book Online

29th Irish Adlerian Virtual Conference 2021

Friday 9th July to Saturday 10th July 2021

Book Tickets online at EventBrite

Cost: €60 per day or €100 for two days.

Download: Irish Adlerian Conference 2021 Brochure



Irish Adlerian ConferenceIrish Adlerian Conference

The first Adlerian Conference was held in Ireland in 1989 and the venue was the Presentation Secondary School in Clonmel. The impetus for the Adlerian Conference idea grew out of the development of Adlerian parent study groups, which were initiated in Ireland as far back as 1980. Out of their establishment grew training programmes for teachers who wished to impart Adlerian ideas in their teaching practice. Teachers held their first week-long Irish Adlerian Conference in 1988 and from there grew a nucleus of enthusiastic Adlerians who conceived of a summer school along the lines of the annual international summer school in a different country each year. (ICASSI). In 1991 and 2004, Ireland hosted ICASSI.

What Happens At the Irish Adlerian Conference?

The Irish Adlerian Conference provides an accessible opportunity for people from all walks of life to learn about themselves, their relationships and the chance to learn skills which are helpful in teaching children, raising children, living within relationships, counselling, dealing with life change. As well, since 1998, we have the new dimension in the Adlerian Conference programme of the children's programme for children of parents attending the Irish Adlerian Conference. This offers the opportunity through play for children to experience ways of living and working co-operatively rather than competitively. This is a basic principle of Adlerian psychology- children strive to belong and can learn useful ways of achieving that goal. We feel that this is a worthwhile investment for community living.

The Adlerian Conference Programme has completely run on the fuel of volunteer effort. We are able to attract renowned Adlerian international presenters to Ireland. The presenters donate their time; the Adlerian Network pays their expenses. It is because of the spirit of contribution that runs right through the Adlerian Conference effort that we have been able to pitch the cost at a level that makes it affordable to as many people as possible. It is the coming together of people from a wide variety of disciplines and experiences that adds to the richness of the experience of the participants.

Presenter Biographies

Terry Kottman PhD., is a Licensed Mental Health Counsellor. She is also a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. In 2017 Terry received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Iowa Association for Play Therapy. She is the Founder and Director, the Encouragement Zone and Founder and Director, of League of Extraordinary Adlerian Play Therapists. Terry has written many books on this subject and is widely regarded at a leading authority in her field.

Theo Joosten an Educational Consultant. He is the Co-Chair of the International Committee of Adlerian Summer School and Institutes. (ICASSI). He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of an educational organization in the Netherlands. Theo is the Treasurer and Board member of the Dutch Association of Individual Psychology (NWIP), Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

Jill Reynolds is an experienced counsellor working in private practice, with a particular interest in young people. In addition, Jill is a tutor and trainer of counselling and psychology. She also works as a supervisor for counsellors working with adults & young people. She is a facilitator & organiser of Adlerian Summer schools, a Tutor & Administration for Bucks Adlerian Training, and a Trustee of the Adlerian Sanctuary Trust. She is a tutor with Bucks Adult Learning. She teaches psychology to adults through Bucks Adult Learning.
Kim Lee Own works in her own private practice as a counsellor and supervisor, as well as volunteering at a young people’s counselling service and working with students at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Kim has worked with parents for many years, both in groups for parenting programmes and as a coach for parents. Kim has recently completed her Masters in Coaching and Mentoring Practice. She has also taught on both the Certificate and Diploma Adlerian Counselling courses at the Cambridge Adlerian training. Kim enjoys helping trainees develop their knowledge and counselling skills. Kim develops workshops and courses with the aim of helping people find the ‘courage to be imperfect’ as well as enhance their wellbeing by increasing their outlook on life.

Elaine Parker is an Adlerian Counsellor and supervisor. In her private practice, she work with individuals of all ages, families and couples. She is a supervisor to students and qualified counsellors. Two days a week Elaine counsels young people in a secondary school. Her theoretical base is Adlerian, and is a passionate advocate of Alfred Adler and his followers. In order to facilitate spreading the word, She hosts CPD workshops in Wales, run’s a regular Café Adler and undertakes CPD workshops in various places in the UK. A number of Elaine’s articles have been published in the ASIIP Year Book.



The impetus for the Adlerian Conference idea grew out of the development of Adlerian parent study groups, which were initiated in Ireland as far back as 1980.
All our newsletters are available for downloading in Adobe .pdf format.
In becoming a member you will receive notices of all workshops throughout the year. You will receive a discount on workshops and a newsletter sent to you two times yearly.
Adlerian Network of Ireland.    Website by: Déise Design
Adlerian Network of Ireland Ltd.
Reource Centre, Kickham Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.

Tel: (086)3989513 Email: