Mission Statement

A society designed to help future clinicians who promote, educate, and advocate the use of Alfred Adler’s Adlerian theory within their practices. 

S.A.S provides leadership experience, professional development opportunities and

mentorship for all students specializing in the Adlerian track. 

S.A.S offers opportunities for potential scholarship preference, networking at conferences and a strong presence within the community and campus.

Become a Member!

Did you know that your purchase of a ticket to our annual conference includes your membership fee? If you are unable to attend conference, no worry! You can become a member by doing the following:

  • Submit payment for the amount of $35.
  • Memo Line: 2018-2019 SAS Membership

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


Derricka McDaniel, President

Derricka McDaniel is a creative and advocate of higher education. She is a native of "gorgeous Prince George's" with a mission to give back to her community. Currently pursuing her M.Ed in School Counseling, Derricka's goal is to open a non-profit to streamline the college transition process for high school students coming from low-income and low SES areas. She earned her BA in Health Administration and Policy (with a concentration in Publich Health) from Univ MD. Baltimore County. When she isn't studying or working in higher education, you can catch her trying new foods, writing, or working towards her "minimalism" inspired lifestyle.

Courtney Evans, VP

 Courtney Evans is the Vice President of the Student Adlerian Society at Bowie State University. Courtney grew up in the beautiful City of Medicine; Durham, NC. Currently, Courtney is completing her Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling. She earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology from North Carolina Central University in 2015. Courtney aspires to pursue a career in holistic healing for men, woman, and children of the African diaspora. When she is not busy studying for school, you can find her spending her downtime writing in nature.  

Brianna Leonard, PR Representative

Brianna Leonard was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is in the Mental Health Counseling program, working towards licensure. Her goal is to be an LMHC in a non-profit agency, health care facility or a private practice. Brianna also wants to facilitate no/low cost mental health awareness and psychoeducation workshops in local and regional communities, mentor adolescent females and establish a faith-based mentoring program that is geared to females ages 13-21. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia where she majored in psychology and minored in Sociology.

Dwain McCray, Jr., Treasure

Dwain McCray, Jr. grew up in PG county MD. He received his B.S degree in Psychology from Delaware State University in 2016 before eventually becoming a student at Bowie State University, where he is pursuing his master's in Mental Health. After graduation, his goal is to help young men that struggle with everyday issues by providing mental health services. Dwain wants to break down the stigma of mental illness in families to propel them towards health and wellness. In his free time, he likes to lift weights, hangout with friends, or travel. 


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