Pamela Patterson, Ph.D.

"I encourage a lively exchange of ideas, and   
students are expected to offer the unique  
perspective they bring to the work of counseling."  
Pamela Patterson, Ph.D.

"I encourage a lively exchange of ideas, and
students are expected to offer the unique
perspective they bring to the work of counseling."
Pamela Patterson, Ph.D.

Pamela Patterson, Ph.D.
Vancouver Core Faculty

At a graduate level, students are highly motivated to learn, making Adler a compelling environment in which to teach. I typically teach applied counselling courses and, as a result, my philosophy is student focused. My job is to provide a stimulating environment where learning material is presented, modeled, and then experienced by the students. I encourage a lively exchange of ideas, and students are expected to offer the unique perspective they bring to the work of counselling.

The Adler model of social interest forms a vital perspective among approaches to professional psychology. Because this core focus is woven throughout the social, academic, and administrative environment, Adler is unique among professional psychology schools.

Please e-mail or call me (604-482-5526) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Ph.D., Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2008
  • M.A., Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia, 1998
  • B.A., English, Queen’s University, 1992

Licensure

  • Pending

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • International Association for Counselling

Select Presentations

  • Expanding Horizons: Regulation and Peer Supervision Groups, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Conference, May 2010
  • What Helps and Hinders in the Experience of Leadership Through Difficult Situations, Canadian Counselling Association and the Saskatchewan School Counsellors Association Conference, May 2009