College of Arts & Sciences

Date of Award

Winter 12-1996

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Al Milliren, Ed.D.

Second Advisor

Virgil Fredenberg, Ed.D.

Third Advisor

Fran Johnson, Ph.D.


Counseling theory and practice based upon Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology was investigated. Current literature was reviewed which dealt with three topics: the author's personal philosophy of counseling, marital therapy, and play therapy. The result of this study illustrates the interrelatedness of the topics and the positive interventions provided by an effective counselor.



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