Sections are interest groups formed by NASAP members.  There are currently six sections in NASAP as follows:


AP serves professionals who identify as Adlerian or who seek to understand, implement,  and develop Adlerian perspectives, techniques, and strategies in serving others. We support and encourage the development of Adlerian Professionals through providing training, resources, and networking opportunities.  AP maintains a listserv of practicing Adlerians to aid in promotion and networking of Adlerian Professionals.  AP is interested in supporting fellow Adlerians and making Adlerian ideas accessible to the broader communities.This includes treatment providers serving in any setting or modality. 

Section Reps:    Shelby Muhn and Robert Rebecca

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The Education Section encourages the application of Adlerian psychological theory and techniques to the specific concerns of education. Members are professionals and non-professional in the field of education. Our members include; teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, administrators, professors and parents dedicated to promoting Adlerian principles as best practice in their perspective school environments. Our goals include the sharing and exchange of information, research, and ongoing successful experiences using these best practices inclassrooms throughout North America through the NASAP newsletter as well as presentations and demonstrations at the annual NASAP conference. We encourage our members to contribute their knowledge and their experiences in these efforts by submitting articles and/or videos to the section representatives regularly.

Section Reps:  Jody Malterre  and VACANT



The Family Education Section applies Adlerian principles to the home.  Members are professionals and nonprofessionals dedicated to understanding and improving family relationships between children and adults, within couples, and among individuals. Our purpose is "to create a forum and network for exchanging ideas, materials and resources related to Adlerian Family Education; to reduce isolation and discouragement among individuals and small groups who do not have access to on-going community support;  to encourage the development of increasingly effective methods for the research, collection and dissemination of information related to Family Education; and to support and highlight the work already in existence in Family Education." 

Section Reps:  Bob Saxner and Marjie Longshore



IP is motivated to keep Adlerian Psychology a viable and relevant point of reference on human betterment and how we approach treatment, across service professions. 

We are interested in the expansion, development, and dissemination of Adlerian Psychology, through its integration with compatible perspectives and approaches.  This includes the integration of research evidence, practices, treatment modalities, and interventions that reflect and reaffirm the best aspects of Adlerian Psychology.

IP strives to be a welcoming home for professionals of all disciplines and approaches.   We are committed to developing offerings that are attractive to a broad range of service professionals through aspiring to the highest operating training standards across human service professions.

Section Reps:   Ben Rader and Amy Ross



TLC applies Adlerian principles to enhance how individuals, groups, communities, businesses, and organizations may engage in transformative leadership for creating positive social change. Adlerian principles of social interest underpin transformative leadership and coaching to support our members in understanding their role to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, shared responsibility, and accountability. 
Coaching, as described by the International Coach Federation (ICF), is a creative collaboration between clients and coaches intended to inspire clients to increase their self-awareness, self-confidence, effectiveness, and capacity to deliver impactful results. 
Adlerian principles fortify strengths-based coaching to enhance connection, belonging and courage as well as for advancing social equality. Adlerian principles encourage persons to realize their full potential, and contribute to the realization of the full potential in others. This Transformative Leadership & Coaching section blends many Adlerian practices in supporting collective well-being for positive social change. 

Section Reps:  Pascale Brady  and Kevin O'Connor



The Theory, Research, and Teaching Section (TRT) encourages the theoretical development of Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology through scholarly research and the teaching of this orientation at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We provide symposiums and presentations, facilitate meetings at our annual convention, and support one another as we extend the scientific and academic frontier of Individual Psychology. Members of the TRT Section join together, regardless of focus or application, and strive to keep Individual Psychology relevant and applicable.

Section Reps: Daniel Williamson and Jennifer Williamson