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The South Carolina Society of Adlerian Psychology (SCSAP) was founded in 1974.  Originally known as The Columbia Adlerian Society, the Society nurtured the spread of Adlerian Psychology across South Carolina.  The Society held its first Fall Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC in 1982.  We have hosted national and international speakers and supported the spread of Adlerian Theory not only in the United States, but around the world. Our purpose is to promote the knowledge, training, and teaching of the Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler. Our membership includes educators, psychologists, business people, counselors, social workers, family therapists, child care teachers, and students. SCSAP supports the enlistment and involvement of all people who support the philosophy and principles of Individual Psychology.

South Carolina Society of Adlerian Psychology has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5167. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  South Carolina Society of Adlerian Psychology is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Adlerian Psychology Workshop

South Carolina Society of Adlerian Psychology is offering an Adlerian Psychology Workshop on June 23-24, 2017 in Simpsonville, South Carolina.   

Psychologist, Dr. Frank Walton, will be the instructor for a workshop entitled: “Introduction to Principles and Techniques of Adlerian Psychology as They Relate to Family Counseling and Understanding and Treating Children who Meet the Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD” LOCATION:  Piedmont Center for Mental Health Services, 20 Powderhorn Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29681

TIME:  6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Friday, June 23, 2017;   9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 24, 2017

CREDIT:  The workshop has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors for 8 CEs.  The workshop is sponsored by the South Carolina Society of Adlerian Psychology which is an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5167.  South Carolina licensed psychologists may use attendance at the workshop for CEs.

INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Frank Walton is a licensed psychologist and has been in practice in Columbia, SC for 49 years.  He is retired from practice, but continues as a consultant and lecturer to schools and agencies in North and South America and Europe.  He is a faculty member of the International Adlerian Summer Institute (ICASSI) and is the author of numerous articles, popular books, and DVDs. His website may be accessed at Drfrankwalton.com.

REGISTRATION:  Download the Registration Form 

2016 Conference Keynote Address

Watch the video portion of Jim Holder’s keynote address “How We Addict and Recover Ourselves.”  September 2016.


Membership in the South Carolina Society of Adlerian Psychology is FREE. What a deal! The Society is funded by the annual conference so no dues are collected.

Key Benefits

  • Become knowledgeable of the principles and application of a dynamic psychological theory
  • Associate with other helping professionals, eager students and inquiring lay-people
  • Learn practical ideas that will help you in your profession and in everyday life
  • Earn continuing education credits for professional licensure (LPC, etc.) through our meetings and activities
  • Be part of an enjoyable group
  • Find a way to make a contribution and make a difference