Danielle Duplassie, Ph.D. Vancouver Campus

"I was drawn to Adler because of its emphasis on social justice and its focus on training socially responsible graduates."  
-Danielle Duplassie, Ph.D.

"I was drawn to Adler because of its emphasis on social justice and its focus on training socially responsible graduates."
-Danielle Duplassie, Ph.D.

Danielle Duplassie, Ph.D.
Core Faculty

My traditional and non-traditional forms of education have influenced the experiential approach I take to teaching and psychotherapy. I base my teaching style in the belief that the best and most effective way to learn is by applying subject matter to one’s personal life, experiences, and preferences. I believe that people perform their best when they are deeply connected to themselves and have an appreciation/ acceptance of their unique human experiences. When people are able to deeply accept themselves, they can accept others… and this creates an amazingly enjoyable and fun learning environment.

My clinical and research interests are in the areas of relational dynamics, alternative relationship structures, sexual and/or gender identities, and sexual functioning.

I was drawn to Adler because of its emphasis on social justice and its focus on training socially responsible graduates. The faculty are a beautiful amalgamation of creative, caring, socially-inclined people, making this school an awesome and inspiring place to work.

Please email or call me (604.482.5526) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Ph.D., Human Sexuality, Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
  • M.A.,  Counselling Psychology, Trinity Western University
  • B.A., Psychology, Trinity Western University

Professional Memberships

  • BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, Registered Clinical Counsellor (2005 – Present)
  • American College of Sexologists, Certified Clinical Sexologist (2009 – Present)
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Member (2006 – Present)

Select Publications

  • Duplassie, D., MacKnee, C., & Williams, M. (2008). Critical Incidents that help and hinder learning Emotionally-Focused Therapy for couples. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 7, 1-18.
  • Duplassie, D. & Daniluk, J.C. (2006). Sexuality: Young and middle adulthood. In A. Owens & M. Tupper (Eds.), Sexual Health: Volume 1, Psychological Foundations. Westport: Praeger.

Select Presentations

  • Biopsychosocial Contributors to Addiction: An Attachment-Informed Approach. October, 2012.
  • Working with Polyamorous Clients. Options for Sexual Health. April, 2011.
  • Treating Rapid Ejaculation. Options for Sexual Health. November, 2010