Ruth E. Katz, MA

Didactic Instructor; Adjunct Faculty Member

As a didactic instructor Ruth works with students to explore their Life Style. Ruth says, "together, we work to discover some humor in their private logic and to play with it as the students encourage it toward useful goals."


MA - Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago, IL
MEd - University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
BA - Knox College, Galesburg, IL

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Professional Practice: 

Individuals, families, adolescents (middle school and older)

What I like about Adler Graduate School: 

"Whoever you are the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you, like the wild geese, harsh and exciting, over and over announcing your place, in the family of things." From the poem "World Geese" by Mary Oliver. Adlerian Psychology called to Ruth like the wild geese from the time she met Bill Pew in 1971. She had just begun teaching at an alternative school for high school dropouts when Pew introduced her to Rudolph Dreikurs' writings and the concepts of natural and logical consequences. Eventually her teaching and learning led her to a degree in Special Education and then to the Alfred Adler Institute Chicago, in 1985. It was there she learned how to find "our place in the family of things" and how private logic contributes to the way we define ourselves in that family.