Debbie Clelland, Ph.D., RCC

"It’s very important for me to offer students   
the best educational opportunity possible."  
Debbie Clelland, Ph.D.

"It’s very important for me to offer students
the best educational opportunity possible."
Debbie Clelland, Ph.D.

Debbie Clelland, Ph.D.
Vancouver Core Faculty,M.A. in Counselling Psychology Program &
Master of Counselling Psychology Program

As a teacher, I believe in holding the bar high, so students get the most from my classes. It’s very important for me to offer students the best educational opportunity possible. And I find that this philosophy fits with the School’s. Adler offers a very comprehensive and well-supported student experience. Those in the MAC program graduate with a sound knowledge of counselling skills based on theory and practice. They are prepared to work in many settings and with many populations. And our attention to social justice better prepares them to work with clients who have diverse needs.

I also enjoy teaching at Adler because it is a student-focused, nonprofit school. I appreciate the School’s responsiveness to its students and its faculty and am happy to be part of a team who prepares students for success.

Please e-mail or call me (604-699-3570) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Simon Fraser University, 2009
  • M.A., Counselling Psychology, University of Victoria, 1995
  • B.A., Major in Psychology, University of Victoria, 1988

Licensure

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Psychological Type
  • British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors

Select Publications

  • Clelland, D. (2007). Review of the book: Models of counseling gifted children, adolescents and young adults. Roeper Review, 29(4), 286.
  • Clelland, D. (2002). A look at type in the delivery room. APT Canada Quarterly Newsletter, 010.
  • Clelland, D., & Campbell, L. (2000). Mothers, daughters, and personality type. Bulletin of Psychological Type, 23(7), 1–3.

Select Presentations

  • Counselling Canadian Parents of Gifted Children, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, May 2010
  • Needs of Parents of Gifted Children, American Education and Research Association, April 2009
  • Developing a Web Survey from Scratch, Canadian Society for Studies of Education, June 2008
  • Teaching Counselling Skills to Pre-Practicum Couple and Family Therapy Students, McGraw Hill Ryerson Teaching, Learning & Technology Post-Conference, May 2008
  • Gifted Children and Friendships; Jungian Personality Preferences of Gifted Children, Society for the Advancement of Gifted Education, November 2007

Awards

  • Graduate Fellowship Award, Simon Fraser University, 2007, 2008
  • Excellence in Chapter Leadership Award, Association for Psychological Type International, 2003