The Idaho Society of Individual Psychology is an organization of people in Idaho who are interested in furthering the concepts of Individual Psychology, the psychology of Alfred Adler.

The Idaho Society of Individual Psychology (ISIP) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6525. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ISIP is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

What is Individual Psychology?

Individual Psychology is a philosophical approach to understanding human behavior based on the teachings of Alfred Adler. Individual Psychology helps us understand that all of our behavior is purposeful and the purpose for behavior is to find a meaningful place in any group. Individual Psychology is also based on the idea that all human beings have goals for themselves as demonstrated by their behaviors and those goals can help the individual achieve meaningfulness in their life. Individual Psychology emphasizes behavior that is based on mutual respect, social interest and cooperation.

Who are we?

ISIP, a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, was formed in 1977 and it’s sole mission is to further Adlerian training. The Idaho Society of Individual Psychology (ISIP) has been offering Adlerian psychology workshop training to social workers, counselors (private practice, agency, and school) and other mental health professionals in Idaho since 2001. ISIP also presents an annual conference.

Each year two workshops are offered in each of the cities where training is provided, leading to Certification of Professional Studies in Adlerian Psychology. ISIP also offers two workshops every year in Boise leading to a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Adlerian Psychology. Over 300 counselors, social workers and therapists have graduated from the Series. About thirty mental health professionals have completed the necessary 5-course requirement of the graduate program. A large number of mental health agencies take advantage of the 20% discount for sending 3 or more from their agencies. These are the folks who are out there in the “white water” when it comes to providing mental health services to their communities.