Kurt A. Adler, a psychiatrist who spent a career seeking to put into practice the novel approach to psychotherapy of his father, Alfred Adler, the Viennese psychiatrist, and to extend its reach, died on in May 1997 at Lenox Hill Hospital. He was 92 and lived in Manhattan.
Dr. Adler was medical director and lecturer at the Alfred Adler Institute in Manhattan for 45 years and practiced at Lenox Hill Hospital. For 39 years, he was president of the board of the Advanced Institute for Analytic Psychotherapy in Jamaica, Queens.
Dr. Adler's hundreds of patients in Manhattan included a number of women who are distinguished writers, family members said.
A theme in his father's work was that women must have equal rights with men. His father argued that aggression in men might result if the individual did not sufficiently grasp the concept of equality of the sexes.