Jane Serrill Griffith
Jane Griffith is a Professor Emerita of Adler University, Chicago, a licensed clinical professional counselor (Illinois, retired) and was, for many years, an NBCC certified counselor. She is a past president of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, and a NASAP Diplomate. She served as a column editor for the Journal of Individual Psychology. In 2011 at the NASAP Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC, she received, jointly with her late husband, Robert L. Powers, the NASAP Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2018, Griffith was presented with Adler University's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Griffith is a graduate of Hollins University, Roanoke, VA (BA), the University of Maine (MAT), and the Adler School of Professional Psychology (now Adler University) (MA in Counseling Psychology). Powers and Griffith worked together in private practice for twenty-five years. During that period, they published a quarterly newsletter, the Individual Psychology Reporter (IPR), and established the Americas Institute of Adlerian Studies (AIAS). The AIAS three-course program, approved for continuing education by both APA and NBCC, took place in cities that had no opportunities for Adlerian training. Powers and Griffith and outstanding guest instructors taught in the program, which ended (as did the IPR) after ten years. Under the sponsorship of Adlerian organizations, Griffith and Powers traveled and lectured widely in the US, Canada, and abroad.
In addition to numerous professional articles, they were authors and coauthors of three texts:
The Key to Psychotherapy: Understanding the Self-Created Individual (2nd Rev. ed., 2012);
The Lexicon of Adlerian Psychology: 106 Terms Associated with the Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler (2nd Rev. ed., 2007);
The Individual Psychology Client Workbook (3rd Rev. ed., 2012).
Books may be ordered at www.adlerianpsychologyassociates.com
Unedited videotapes of counseling/psychotherapy client sessions are available from the Puget Sound Adlerian Society (email: email@example.com)."