On Friday 29th September 2017 The Psychologists Protection Society Trust invited Dr David Carey to speak on the topic "Remember Alfred Adler: Psychology, Purpose and Meaning". The session was part of the Psychologists Protection Society's 2017 Annual General Meeting.
David Carey has been a psychologist for 40 years. He started his career working in a psychiatric hospital in the United States. Following that he worked in a large urban school system while lecturing at the local community college (third level) and entering a private practice with a forensic psychiatrist. He relocated to Ireland in 1996, taking a position as Senior Lecturer in special education at one of the primary teacher training colleges. He entered full time private practice with Owen Connolly ten years ago and currently maintains an active part time schedule and appears regularly on the Moncrief show on Newstalk radio. He is the author of the book "The Essential Guide to Special Education in Ireland." and his book, "Common Sense for Parents" will be published by Mercier Press next spring. David is Director of Psychology, City Colleges and Dean, College of Progressive Education, both located in Dublin.
Dr Carey looks at the life and achievements of Alfred Adler, one of the great psychologists to put meaning and purpose, belonging and striving for unity, in the forefront of his theory. He asks has psychology lost it's soul?
The event proved very popular, with over 300 therapists joining in at the venue in Dun Laoghaire or watching the live event online. The video has now been edited and is available to watch online for those who could manage to attend the event online or in person. Click on the image below to start the video.
Dr Carey has kindly provided notes for his presentation. Please CLICK HERE to download a copy.