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 email 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