Counseling Psychology

Furthering the pioneering 
work of Alfred Adler.

Furthering the pioneering
work of Alfred Adler.

Who We Are

At the Adler University, we aim to tackle some of society's most complex problems. That's why we're training the next generation of practitioners to reach beyond the therapist's office into the larger global community. In addition to our rigorous course work, we offer students nonclinical community service experience, which provides them with exposure to social issues and insight on how mental health professionals can help create real change. We have provided quality education through a scholar-practitioner model for more than 50 years.

With campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, Adler University students have the opportunity to study in diverse and innovative environments with accomplished faculty in their field.Students receive a unique blend of theory and practice in small class sizes and through practicum experiences with over 700 community partners.

M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Counseling Psychology options at the Adler University provide a foundation in the theories and methods of counseling psychology, coupled with an emphasis on socially responsible practice. Along with coursework, the program offers hands-on, supervised training in counseling techniques. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared for a wide variety of community mental health positions in the public and private sectors, and eligible to sit for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) exam in Illinois. This broad-based program is typically completed in two years. Study options include:

  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology
    • Specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling
    • Specialization in Sport and Health Psychology
    • Specialization in Forensic Psychology


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602,

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) (750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, 202-336-5510,

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