Kathleen Irvine, Ph.D.

"I create an environment where students  
feel safe to engage critically and respectfully 
with each other." Kathleen Irvine, Ph.D.

"I create an environment where students
feel safe to engage critically and respectfully
with each other." Kathleen Irvine, Ph.D.

Kathleen Irvine, Ph.D.
Core Faculty
Vancouver Campus

My areas of specialization are ethics, spirituality, diversity, eating disorders, counsellor education, couples counselling, and sexuality.

As a teacher, I believe that students entering the field of counselling need to develop excellent communication skills as well as a critical understanding of research. They need to have respect and understanding for the unique experience of all people. And they also need to be willing to examine themselves. Taking risks is a critical element in all of my courses. So as a teacher, I must create an environment where students feel safe to engage critically and respectfully with each other, with course material, and with themselves.

I was drawn to Adler by the School’s commitment to social justice. The approach to social justice and the central role it plays in the mission and curriculum are integral to training competent counsellors.

Please e-mail or call me (604-482-5514) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Ph.D., Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2003
  • M.Ed., Counselling, Acadia University, 1994
  • B.Sc., Home Economics (Dietetics), Mount Saint Vincent University, 1976

Licensure

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor
  • Registered Psychologist (College of Psychologists of British Columbia)
  • Registered Psychologist (Northwest Territories)

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
  • American Psychological Association
  • British Columbia Psychological Association
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
  • Canadian Psychological Association