Michael Mandrusiak, Psy.D. Vancouver Campus

"I subscribe to a student-centered teaching   
philosophy and believe in creating a  
comfortable environment in which learning  
can occur." Michael Mandrusiak

"I subscribe to a student-centered teaching
philosophy and believe in creating a
comfortable environment in which learning
can occur." Michael Mandrusiak

Michael Mandrusiak, Psy.D.
Director of Training

My clinical practice focuses on the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, as well as life adjustment and career concerns. Following my clinical interest, I enjoy teaching courses with an applied clinical focus, such as Basic Intervention and Assessment Skills and Practicum Seminar. I’ve also taught Lifestyle and Career Development and Professional Development Seminar. My research interests are varied and include the following: career development; analysis of online information and social media as they relate to suicide and mental health; and training issues, including the optimization of students’ training experiences in counselling psychology.

I ascribe to a student-centered teaching philosophy and believe in creating a comfortable environment in which learning can occur. I see the Adler School’s Vancouver campus as an exciting place to be, with new and expanding programs and a dedicated and growing group of faculty who care about providing a solid education and training experience for Adler students. We are unique in our commitment to producing socially responsible graduates. That’s not only good for society; it’s good for the student.

Please e-mail or call me (604-482-5525) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Psy.D., Baylor University
  • M.Sc., Baylor University
  • B.Sc., University of Alberta

Licensure

  • Registered Psychologist, College of Psychologists of British Columbia

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • British Columbia Psychological Association
  • Canadian Psychological Association

Select Publications

  • Mandrusiak, M. N. (2009). Warning signs for suicide: Safe and effective information delivery online. In L. Sher & A. Vilens (Eds.), Internet and suicide. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.
  • Mandrusiak, M. N., Rudd, M. D., Joiner, T., Berman, L., Van Orden, K. A., & Witte, T. (2006). Warning signs for suicide on the Internet: A descriptive study. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 36(3), 263–271.
  • Rudd, M. D., Berman, L., Joiner, T., Nock, M. K., Silverman, M. M., Mandrusiak, M. N., Van Orden, K. A. & Witte, T. (2006). Warning signs for suicide: Theory, research, and clinical applications. Suicide & Life Threatening Behaviors, 36(3), 255–262.
  • Rudd, M. D., Mandrusiak, M., Joiner, T., Berman, A. L., Van Orden, K. A. & Hollar, D. (2006). The emotional impact and ease of recall of warning signs for suicide: A controlled study. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 36(3), 288–295.
  • Rudd, M. D., Mandrusiak, M. & Joiner, T. (2006). The case against no-suicide contracts: The commitment to treatment statement as a practice alternative. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 62(2), 243–251.

Select Presentations

  • Practicing Social Justice, Canadian Psychological Association, June 2009
  • A Career Planning Program for International Students: Planning Ahead for the School to Work Transition, Canadian Association of College and University Student Services, June 2007
  • Bridging the Gap Between Clinical and Developmental Perspectives: The Case of Social Phobia on Campus, Canadian Association of College and University Student Services, June 2007