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|WHAT IS ISIP?
The Idaho Society of Individual Psychology is an organization of
people in Idaho who are interested in furthering the concepts of
Individual Psychology, the psychology of Alfred Adler.
What is Individual Psychology?
Individual Psychology is a philosophical approach to understanding
human behavior based on the teachings of Alfred Adler. Individual
Psychology helps us understand that all of our behavior is
purposeful and the purpose for behavior is to find a meaningful
place in any group. Individual Psychology is also based on the
idea that all human beings have goals for themselves as demonstrated
by their behaviors and those goals can help the individual achieve
meaningfulness in their life. Individual Psychology emphasizes
behavior that is based on mutual respect, social interest and
Who are we?
ISIP, a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation,
was formed in 1977 and it’s sole mission is to further Adlerian
training. The Idaho Society of Individual Psychology (ISIP) has been
offering Adlerian psychology workshop training to social workers,
counselors (private practice, agency, and school) and other mental
health professionals in Idaho since 2001. ISIP also presents an
Each year two workshops are offered in
each of the cities where training is provided, leading to
Certification of Professional Studies in Adlerian Psychology. ISIP
also offers two workshops every year in Boise leading to a
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Adlerian Psychology. Over 200
counselors, social workers and therapists have graduated from the
Series. About thirty mental health professionals have completed the
necessary 5-course requirement of the graduate program. A large
number of mental health agencies take advantage of the 20% discount
for sending 3 or more from their agencies. These are the folks who
are out there in the “white water” when it comes to providing mental
health services to their communities.