Past Events

Advancing wellness for sexual 
orientation and gender variant minorities.

Advancing wellness for sexual
orientation and gender variant minorities.

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

  • Adler School Reunion 2014 (Chicago) (+)

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Chicago Campus

     

     

    Connect with old friends and faculty, congratulate the School’s most recent graduates and celebrate the classes of 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, and 1989 at Adler School Reunion 2014.

    Previously known as Homecoming, the annual alumni reception featuring appetizers, cocktails, and live music will take place Saturday, October 18 at the Chicago campus. The Alumni Association Leadership Board will also present its Adler School Outstanding Alumni Awards.

    All Adler School alumni, faculty, students, staff, and community partners are invited to nominate alumni for Outstanding Alumni recognition. These awards are given to alumni who are continuing the Adler School’s mission while making an impact in their communities. We will be seeking nominations for alumni soon.

    For more information, email alumni@adler.edu.

  • Friday, October 17, 2014

  • Adler School Sport & Health Alumni Event in Las Vegas (+)

    7:30 PM
    All-American Bar & Grill, Las Vegas



    Are you an Adler School alumni attending the 2014 Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference in Las Vegas? Please join Adler School faculty, students, and fellow alumni for an informal get-together during the conference.

    We will be at the All-American Bar & Grill at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. We look forward to seening you there.

    If you have questions, please email Tanya Prewitt.

     

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

  • Social Exclusion Simulation (+)

    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Chicago Campus



    The Social Exclusion Simulation is a group experiential learning tool for increasing understanding of complex systems and how the structural barriers that comprise them work to block access to key rights, resources and opportunities for some members of society, rendering them “socially excluded.”

    2.5 C.E.U.’s will be offered to psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and interested non-psychologists. Please indicate this on your reservation request.

    Participants include students, faculty and staff of the Adler School, members of the greater Chicagoland community, anyone interested in learning more about social exclusion. Participants adopt authentic Chicago-based case histories of formerly incarcerated women and are tasked with re-entering society – finding a place to live, a job, healthcare and other necessities – in the face of structural and systemic barriers.

    Participant outcomes include:

    • An increased understanding of what structural and systemic barriers are and how they work to undermine opportunity and access.
    • Increased appreciation of practical limits of personal responsibility, agency, and choice.
    • Increased motivation to adopt attitudinal and behavioral changes in pursuit of social change.
    • Increased empathy for other marginalized groups.
    • Apprehend the shock and disappointment about roadblocks of re-entry.

    To register and for more information about the Social Exclusion Simulation, contact the Institute on Social Exclusion at ISE@adler.edu.

  • Participate in our Future: 2015-2020 Strategic Plan (+)

    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus



    Every five years, the Adler School develops a new strategic plan. It is a six-month process involving our entire community of faculty, students, staff, alumni, trustees, community partners, and funders in helping to define the strategic goals and direction of our school. A Strategic Plan Steering Team has been appointed to guide our work throughout this process, and Beau River (Psy.D. ’10) has agreed to serve as the alumni representative.

    Our alumni were instrumental in helping us develop our current 2010-2015 Strategic Plan. That plan moved us to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler in new ways—clearly articulating our mission to graduate socially responsible practitioners, engage communities, and advance social justice.

    This new strategic plan will chart our course to realize our vision as Adler University. All Adler School alumni are invited to share ideas, provide feedback, and be a part of this process!

    This event is open to Adler School alumni. For the Chicago campus, the event will be held 10/14 5-7 pm. For the Vancouver campus, the event will be held 5:30-7p.m. A light dinner will be served at both events.

    To RSVP for the Chicago event, email Wendy Crupper. To RSVP for the Vancouver event, email Stephanie Haslam.

  • Common Hour: Get Noticed! Writing effective cover letters and resumes (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall



    Alumnus John Rosenfield, M.A. '11, will discuss how to craft compelling and effective resumes and cover letters.

    Jon Rosenfield, M.A. '11, is a Career Counselor at Loyola University Chicago. In his role as the Career Development Center's liaison to the social science departments within the College of Arts and Sciences, he not only works with students to discern and explore majors and career paths of interest, but also to advise students in the process of a job or internship search, informational interviewing, networking, etc. In addition, Jon teaches a section of the Adler School’s Career and Life Planning Seminar, as well as cultivate partnerships with faculty in the departments he serves, and employers/internship coordinators in the community.

    Sponsoring Department: Alumni Relations.

    Can't attend? Join us online for this event by clicking here.

  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  • Participate in our Future: 2015-2020 Strategic Plan (+)

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Chicago Campus



    Every five years, the Adler School develops a new strategic plan. It is a six-month process involving our entire community of faculty, students, staff, alumni, trustees, community partners, and funders in helping to define the strategic goals and direction of our school. A Strategic Plan Steering Team has been appointed to guide our work throughout this process, and Beau River (Psy.D. ’10) has agreed to serve as the alumni representative.

    Our alumni were instrumental in helping us develop our current 2010-2015 Strategic Plan. That plan moved us to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler in new ways—clearly articulating our mission to graduate socially responsible practitioners, engage communities, and advance social justice.

    This new strategic plan will chart our course to realize our vision as Adler University. All Adler School alumni are invited to share ideas, provide feedback, and be a part of this process!

    This event is open to Adler School alumni. For the Chicago campus, the event will be held 10/14 5-7 pm. For the Vancouver campus, the event will be held 5:30-7p.m. A light dinner will be served at both events.

    To RSVP for the Chicago event, email Wendy Crupper. To RSVP for the Vancouver event, email Stephanie Haslam.
     

  • Sunday, October 12, 2014

  • Innovative therapeutic responses to trauma and interpersonal & political violence (+)

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus



    This workshop presents an alternative approach to work with 'trauma', from a decolonizing anti-oppression stance, which focuses on the resistance of victims of violence and oppression, as opposed to attending primarily to the details of the trauma, which can be re-traumatizing for both the client and therapist. The workshop will include lecture and experiential work. This workshop is open to all Adler students, faculty, and alumni, as well as professional counsellors (presuming space is available). At the end of the workshop you will be issued a certificate of completion (this workshop is not for credit). The tuition for the two-day workshop is $410.

    For more information and to register, email Alex Cruz.

  • Saturday, October 11, 2014

  • Innovative therapeutic responses to trauma and interpersonal & political violence (+)

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus



    This workshop presents an alternative approach to work with 'trauma', from a decolonizing anti-oppression stance, which focuses on the resistance of victims of violence and oppression, as opposed to attending primarily to the details of the trauma, which can be re-traumatizing for both the client and therapist. The workshop will include lecture and experiential work. This workshop is open to all Adler students, faculty, and alumni, as well as professional counsellors (presuming space is available). At the end of the workshop you will be issued a certificate of completion (this workshop is not for credit). The tuition for the two-day workshop is $410.

    For more information and to register, email Alex Cruz.
     

  • Saturday, September 27, 2014

  • The spiritual roots of mindfulness, The mindfulness roots of social justice (+)

    9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus


    An experiential six-hour session with much of the time in silence. Participants will experience a Day of Mindfulness and Contemplative Practice: sitting and walking meditation, a mindful meal, tea service, engaging Buddhist teachings and Contemplative Christian readings, group discussion and a question and answer period.

    A willingness to be fully present without distraction during the day is the only prerequisite.

    This workshop is free but registration is required. Please RSVP to vanstudentservices@adler.edu by September 22, 2014. All members of the Adler community are welcome.

    The workshop facilitator are:

    • Bethan LLoyd is a Registered Clinical Counsellor focused on Buddhist Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with individuals and groups. She has practiced in the engaged Buddhist tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for over 15 years and received lay ordination as a member of the Tiep Hien Order of Interbeing in 2000.
    • Kathleen Irvine is a Registered Psychologist and Core Faculty in Counselling Psychology at Adler School. She was introduced to Mindfulness many years ago and for the past 3 years has been practicing Centering Prayer, a form of meditation coming from the Christian mystical and contemplative tradition.

  • Friday, September 26, 2014

  • The Evolving Pillars of Relationships: A Panel Discussion (+)

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus, Community Room



    Please join us for an in-depth panel discussion with three specialists who have been enormously successful in their fields. For more information and to RSVP, email Stephanie Haslam.

    Dr. Teesha Morgan is a well known, highly trained, and experienced Couples Counsellor and Sex Therapist. Her honesty, insight, and unique academic background have helped to transform the lives of countless men and women. Through the use of cognitive-behavioural techniques and effective communication strategies, she believes that anyone is able to achieve the kind of deep relationship connection, and sexual satisfaction, that they have always imagined. More information about Dr. Morgan can be found on her website.

    Jo-Anne Weiler MA, RFMT, RCC, is a registered clinical member of the BC Marriage & Family Association, the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy & the B.C. Association of Clinical Counselors and has 35 years of experience working in the area of health care, family development, and family life transition. She is a Certified Professional co-Active Coach and is trained in Bowen Family Systems Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Imago Couples Therapy. More information about Jo-Anne can be found on her website.

    Joe Ramirez MCP, CAC, CCC, is a psychotherapist and has a private practice in downtown Vancouver providing couples counselling and longer-term individual counselling. He specializes in working with men’s sexual health and identity; LGBTQ identity, relationships, and parenting; as well as Latin-Canadian cross-cultural relationships. He has worked with Options for Sexual Health, the Justice Institute of BC and the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Assault, and currently volunteers at, both, the Health Initiative for Men providing brief counselling, and the Adlerian Psychology Association of BC as a director. Joe’s breadth of cultural perspectives and natural use of Adlerian skills is the base other theoretic skills are used, and which relationships are restored regardless of orientation or identity. More information about Joe can be found on his website.

  • Thursday, September 25, 2014

  • Leadership Nightmare: Live Business Theatre (+)

    1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall



    Bored with talking heads? Unhappy with disengaged participants? Yearning for learners to "Walk the Talk"? Frustrated with the lack of skill application? Tired of classroom limitations?

    Join The PowerSuasion Players & the Adler School Master of Arts in Counseling and Organizational Psychology program as they present Leadership Nightmare. Come see the POWER of LIVE business theater. The story includes an introduction, presentation, discussion, and audience participation. 

    This event is free, but registration is required. Networking takes place from 1:30-2 p.m. The performance will take place from 2-4 p.m.

    The Story:
    Tom, a stickler for details, manages Diane, who wants to prove that she can work independently and do the job. Tom assigns her a new project: to arrange the marketing conference. Excited and enthusiastic, Diane goes to work, but finds that her boss's management style creates problems for her.

    Meanwhile, Diane's colleague, Bill, has Phyllis, his manager, to contend with. Phyllis sees herself as an empowering manager practicing the latest in managerial styles. Overwhelmed by Phyllis's enthusiasm, Bill struggles to steer a path while making sure that his own nightmare doesn't come true. As tensions mount, Tom and Diane finally confront each other, only to discover a new understanding.

    For more information contact Suellen Burton 773.294.4410 or Karolus Smejda 312.371.7088.

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • Taoist Tai Chi: An Introductory Class (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus, 12th Floor


    Offered by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada – Pacific Region, Taoist Tai Chi is a great way to reduce stress, increase strength and flexibility and improve circulation, balance and posture.

    This class is free. RSVP is required to vanstudentservices@adler.edu by Monday Sept. 15

    The Taoist Tai Chi Society is a volunteer run, registered charitable organization that offers instruction in Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts, which includes a 108-move Tai Chi set and other related internal arts.

    Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts are specifically aimed at cultivating health and vitality and were developed by Master Moy Lin-shin, a Taoist monk. Master Moy synthesized the wisdom he learned during more than 50 years of training in meditation, qigong, Tai Chi and other arts into the practices taught by the Society and its sister organizations.

    Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi was founded in Toronto in 1970, with the first classes in British Columbia taking place in 1976. In the Pacific Region, they have now grown to include communities across the province, including the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and many parts of the interior.

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