Lee Butterfield, Ph.D. Vancouver Campus

Lee Butterfield, Ph.D., Vancouver Core Faculty

"My goal is to serve students by arming them
with the skills, knowledge, and abilities
necessary for entry-level practice in counseling."
Lee Butterfield, Ph.D.

Lee D. Butterfield, Ph.D.
Vancouver Core Faculty
Program Director, M.A. in Counselling Psychology
Program Director, Master of Counselling Psychology

I have many professional interests tied to both research and teaching. Those interests include employee assistance programs, organizational development, human resource practices, career counselling, outplacement counselling, psychotherapy, and clinical skills development.

As far as a teaching philosophy is concerned, my goal is simple: to serve students by arming them with the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary for entry-level practice in counselling while upholding the standards of the profession. With a unique sense of community on campus and a respect for society at large, we do this very well at Adler.

Please e-mail or call me (604-482-5519) if you have questions or would like more information about the M.A. Counselling Psychology program in Vancouver.


  • Ph.D., Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia
  • M.A., Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia
  • B.A., Psychology, University of British Columbia


  • Registered Psychologist (#1791), College of Psychologists of British Columbia

Professional Memberships

  • British Columbia Psychological Association
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (Canadian Certified Counsellor certification)
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • National Employment Counseling Association

Select Publications

  • Butterfield, L.D., Borgen, W.A., Amundson, N.E., & Erlebach, A.C. (2010).  What Helps and Hinders Workers in Managing Change.  Journal of Employment Counseling, 47(4), 146-156.
  • Borgen, B., Lalande, V., Butterfield, L., Gray, M., Jacklin, D., & Taheri-Tabriz, M. (2010). Career conversations: The development, implementation and evaluation of an innovative human resource intervention for small to medium businesses. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Career Development Foundation.
  • Amundson, N.E., Borgen, W.A., Iaquinta, M., Butterfield, L.D., & Koert, E. (2010). Career decisions from the decider’s perspective. The Career Development Quarterly, 58(4), 336–351.
  • Borgen, W.A., Butterfield, L.D., & Amundson, N.E. (2010). The experience of change and its impact on workers who identify as doing well with change that affects their work. Journal of Employment Counseling, 47(1), 2–11.
  • Butterfield, L.D., Borgen, W.A., Maglio, A.T., & Amundson, N.E. (2009). Using the Enhanced Critical Incident Technique in counselling psychology research. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 43(4), 265–282.

Select Presentations

  • Career Development in the Workplace: The Value of Training Managers to Conduct Career Conversations, Canadian Psychological Association Conference, June 2010
  • Expanding Horizons: Regulation and Peer Supervision Groups, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Conference, May 2010
  • Evolution of a Research Program, the Adler School of Professional Psychology Colloquium Series, March 2010
  • Helping the Helper: A Retrospective Chart Review of Health Care Providers Who Sought Psychological Support, Advisory Board of the Centre for Practitioner Renewal, March 2010
  • Career Conversations: An Innovative Workplace Career Development Intervention, Cannexus National Career Development Conference, January 2010