Located in Richfield near the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, the Adler Graduate School honors the legacy of renowned Austrian psychiatrist Dr. Alfred Adler, who developed the Adlerian school of psychology. The school was initially founded with the support of Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs in 1967 as the Minnesota Adlerian Society and steadily expanded its following over the next two years. In 1969, the organization chartered the Alfred Adler Institute of Minnesota and began developing its resources and academic catalogue to appeal to a broader range of students throughout the state. After beginning a partnership with the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 1982, the school put itself on a road toward achieving status as a traditional graduate school - which it achieved in 1991. The school shifted its name to the Alfred Adler Graduate School in 1998 and again to the Adler Graduate School in 2004.
According to its mission statement, the Adler Graduate School exists for "training human services professionals to facilitate healthy and fulfilling lifestyles for people, organizations and communities through graduate education and community involvement." This mission includes a vision of "transforming society through Social Interest in action."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at the Adler Graduate School have access to its distinguished academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue graduate level degrees in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with focuses in Art Therapy, Career Development, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Non-Clinical Adlerian Studies, School Counseling along with online programs.
Student living and university living at the school revolve around a variety of traditional campus student organizations along with programs designed to delve deeper into Adlerian psychology and treatment.
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