Counselling or therapy is a calling. Given this, I believe that students have an inborn wisdom. For me, teaching is helping the student use this wisdom for the purpose of reducing another’s pain. Learning occurs through acquired knowledge and skill, experience, mentoring, and self-trust. Openness, compassion, self-reflection, and critical thought are also doors for the student to enter on a path of transformation. My teaching philosophy is to create environments to facilitate this transformation.
Adler is the perfect teaching environment because of our dedication to faculty development and research, an alignment of professional values, an adaptation to the needs of the community, and a dedication to society as an intrinsic factor for individual health.