Sections are interest groups formed by NASAP members. There are currently six sections in NASAP as follows:
ADLERIAN COUNSELING AND THERAPY (ACT)
ACT serves and empowers therapists, counselors, and paraprofessionals, to develop Adlerian skills, knowledge, and techniques. Our mission is to encourage optimal professional and personal development as well as social responsibility with clients and communities. We are dedicated to promoting education, networking, and sharing Adlerian ideas, resources, techniques, and theory.
Section Reps: Charmaine McIntosh
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.
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."
The Professional Clinicians Section is comprised of licensed mental health professionals . The section connects members to each other via a list serve. This will provide them with an opportunity to connect to, participate in and to contribute in a professional dialogue with their fellow Adlerian Clinical Section members.
Section Reps: Marion Balla
TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE (TLC)
TLC applies Adlerian principles to the workplace by helping individuals, teams, and the overall structure of organizations to move toward healthy patterns of functioning. Using Goal Directedness, Movement and Conflict Resolution processes, for example, to aid in creating a strategic vision and mission that helps members understand more fully their responsibilities and accountabilities in the workplace. This provides them a stronger sense of belonging and significance, which as a result increases commitment and performance to their performance to their positions and organizations. This section blends many practices together in creating a more healthy work environment, increased job satisfaction, and performance for the individual, team, and organization.
THEORY, RESEARCH AND TEACHING (TRT)
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.