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  • Individual Psychology in 2022
  • Jon Sperry and Len Sperry

This open issue offers conceptual and empirical explorations of Individual Psychology theory and practice by practitioners and researchers around the globe. The first article, "Anxiety Disorders: A Biopsychosocial Model and an Adlerian Approach for Conceptualization and Treatment," by Rebecca Jokinen and Timothy Hartshorne, highlights the holistic and teleological spirit of Individual Psychology. The authors offer a user-friendly model for understanding anxiety and integrative treatment considerations. The second article, "Promoting Adlerian Psychology in the American Classroom: The First Attempt and Its Contemporary Implications," by Edward Hoffman and Marina Bluvshtein, highlights the influence of Individual Psychology in the educational system in the United States. The article presents correspondence between the American child psychiatrist David Levy and Alfred Adler, and discusses implications.

The worldwide impact of COVID-19 has pushed mental health providers to quickly provide mental health services through various telemental health platforms. Courtney Evans's article, "Adlerian Play Therapy and Telemental Health Counseling During COVID-19: Practical Considerations and Examples," paves the way for practitioners of Adlerian Individual Psychology who use telemental health. This article offers strategies to provide Adlerian play therapy (AdPT) through telemental health platforms.

Erik Mansager and Rocky Garrison discuss an Adlerian formulation of therapeutic growth and change in their article "Harnessing Adler's Healing Process." They articulate the healing process to include client–clinician connection (mutual feeling), cooperation (mutual action), and common sense (mutual understanding). Their article concludes with a case illustration to demonstrate the healing process and conceptualization discussed in the article.

Individual Psychology constructs were empirically investigated in three different countries in this open issue. Ümre Kaynak and Şerife Işık present [End Page 153] their research in an article titled "Development of the Social Interest Scale for Turkish Adolescents." Second, Ben Cotterill's article "The Relationship Between Psychological Birth-Order Position and Personality Type," suggests that middle children have a significantly decreased chance of being introverted and a significantly increased chance of being "feelers" than do other categories of birth order. Third, Ursula Oberst and Irene Checa extend the knowledge and research base on personality priorities in their article "A Contribution to the Theory and Measurement of Adlerian Personality Priorities."

The final article in this issue, "Community and Belonging in the Workplace: Examining Nonmonetary Motivators in Talent Management," by Celine Cluff, discusses aspects of the work life task.

We hope these spectacular contributions can assist you in your personal and professional endeavors. We would like to thank our colleagues who assisted with copyediting this issue: Leonette Lee Copeland, Hannah Hlavacek, Barbra Quirk, and Melody Schmaltz. [End Page 154]

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