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Social Justice Activist Vikki Reynolds
 to Address Graduates at Adler School Vancouver Commencement 09.29.12
Social Justice Activist Vikki Reynolds
to Address Graduates at Adler School Vancouver Commencement

The Adler School of Professional Psychology is pleased to announce that social justice activist Vikki Reynolds, Ph.D., RCC, will provide the Commencement address to graduates at the School’s upcoming Commencement ceremonies in Vancouver.

The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 13, at the Harbourside Hotel in Vancouver. Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., President of the Adler School, and Larry Axelrod, Ph.D., Dean of the Adler School Vancouver Campus, will confer the graduates’ degrees.

Committed to social justice and an activist against oppression for more than 30 years, Reynolds is active with organizations throughout Vancouver including Peak House, Woman Against Violence Against Women, All Genders Wellness Clinic, and Rain City Housing Society in the Downtown Eastside.

Reynolds’ clinical experience includes providing therapy for refugees and survivors of torture, as well as anti-violence, mental health and substance abuse counseling. Her published work includes her dissertation, Doing Justice as a Path to Sustainability in Community Work, which addresses social justice and solidarity, ethics, group work, substance abuse, and trauma. 

Reynolds has presented her work internationally in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Ireland. In addition to her consulting and professional practices, she develops curricula and teaches for several British Columbia institutions of higher learning.

Adler School of Professional Psychology is an independent non-for-profit institution of higher learning that has provided quality education through a scholar/practitioner model for more than 50 years. Its mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.

Located at 1090 West Georgia Street, Suite 1200, in Vancouver, BC, the Adler School offers master’s level programs in community psychology, counselling psychology, and organizational psychology, and a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) that prepares students for the general practice of professional clinical psychology with focus on socially responsible practice. For more information, visit or call 604-482-5510.


Kim McCullough
Director of Communications
Adler School of Professional Psychology
312-662-4124 or via email