Counselling Psychology - Vancouver

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 community partners.

M.A. in Counselling Psychology

The Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program is designed to provide students with a foundation in theories and methods of counselling psychology with hands-on, practical, supervised training with an emphasis on socially responsible practice. Designed with the working professional in mind, the program is offered in a flexible week day, evening and weekend format and usually takes students two years to complete. Graduates of the program are prepared for a wide variety of community mental health positions in human services agencies and organizations in the public and private sector.

Master of Counselling Psychology (non-thesis)

The Master of Counselling Psychology (non-thesis) program provides a foundation in counselling psychology theory and methodology. Along with coursework, the program offers hands-on, supervised training in counselling psychology techniques. This program provides a non thesis option for students interested in a practitioner based Master of Counselling credential and can be completed in a two year period as a full- time student including summer semesters, if courses are completed according to the curriculum sequence provided. Graduates of the program are well prepared for a wide variety of mental health positions in human service agencies and organizations in both public and private sectors. This program features a strong emphasis in preparing students for professional practice at the Master’s level in a broad array of occupational settings, reflecting our roots as an institute focused on community service. It also embodies our commitment to socially responsible practice, which includes a unique graduate level service learning requirement (Community Service Practice) and required coursework that provides students with theory and research pertinent to structural and systemic barriers to well-being and how to address these barriers.


All of The Adler University's Master of Arts programs offered at the Vancouver Campus have received ministerial consent under the authority of the Degree Quality Assessment Board. Ministry of Advanced Education, Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB), Government of British Columbia PO Box 9177 Victoria, BC, V8W 9H8, Canada. Phone: 604-660-2421.

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 offered at the Chicago campus 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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