Counselling Psychology - Vancouver

Preparing students to be 
socially responsible practitioners.

Preparing students to be
socially responsible practitioners.

Who We Are

Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Founded in 1952 to advance the work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, we provide graduate programs in counselling and therapy that are recognized for excellence in preparing students for successful practice.

Our comprehensive master’s-level programs in Counselling Psychology prepare students as socially responsible practitioners—trained to address the growing need for mental health counselling through a broad range of government and private agencies, organizations and communities throughout Canada and beyond.

  • Learn in small classes from our highly diverse faculty of experienced practitioners, educators, mentors and scholars.
  • Complete intensive practicum and clinical experience, and graduate prepared for registration and practice.
  • Connect with a close-knit network of cohorts, faculty, staff and alumni who can provide support, mentorship and networking opportunities in the counselling field.

Choose from one of two degree options, both preparing you for registration and counselling practice:

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Our practitioner-focused program prepares you with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and real-world experience for successfully providing therapeutic services for individuals, groups, and families to address their mental and emotional health needs. Our graduates work as behaviour analysts, case managers, correctional counsellors, and mental health therapists, and in many more positions throughout the country.

Master of Counselling Psychology. For students seeking a practitioner-based master’s credential, this non-thesis degree program can be completed through full- or part-time study. It provides a foundation in evidence-based counselling theories and skills through intensive coursework and community-based training that emphasizes socially responsible practice.

Our mission—to graduate socially responsible practitioners, engage communities, and advance social justice—guides our counselling curriculum, training and the entire Adler student experience. It’s what attracts people to study, teach and work at Adler.


All Adler University master’s and doctoral programs in Vancouver are offered under the written consent of the British Columbia Minister of Advanced Education, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Ministry. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs.

Learn More

You believe a better world is possible, and you want to be part of it. We share your vision.
To receive information on Adler University admission requirements and application deadlines, please complete the form below.

By submitting the form below, I ask to receive email, text messages, and calls about degree programs on behalf of Adler University. I also agree that automated technology may be used to dial the number(s) I provided. I understand this consent is not required to enroll.

Request Information

* Required Field