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Vancouver | Professor, Counselling Psychology (M.A.) | Master of Counselling Psychology

Pamela Patterson, Ph.D.



At a graduate level, students are highly motivated to learn, making Adler a compelling environment in which to teach. I typically teach applied counselling courses and, as a result, my philosophy is student focused. My job is to provide a stimulating environment where learning material is presented, modeled, and then experienced by the students. I encourage a lively exchange of ideas, and students are expected to offer the unique perspective they bring to the work of counselling.

The Adlerian model of social interest forms a vital perspective among approaches to professional psychology—because this core focus is woven throughout the social, academic, and administrative environment—Adler University is unique among professional psychology schools.

Please email or call me 236.521.2473 if you have questions or would like more information about me.



  • Ph.D., Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia
  • M.A., Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia
  • B.A., English, Queen’s University
Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • International Association for Counselling (IAC)
Select Presentations

Select Presentations

  • Expanding Horizons: Regulation and Peer Supervision Groups, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Conference, May 2010
  • What Helps and Hinders in the Experience of Leadership Through Difficult Situations, Canadian Counselling Association and the Saskatchewan School Counsellors Association Conference, May 2009

Vancouver Campus

Adler University in Vancouver has been, like Canada itself, born and built with an open mind. Located in the midst of one of the world’s most exciting and breathtaking cities, Adler University reflects a true Canadian spirit. It’s smart, inclusive and determined to make a world of difference. By design, our Vancouver campus echoes the Adler values and intent down every hall and in every room. It is built to live, breathe and inspire those with the passion to pursue a more just society. This is where the work gets done.

At Adler Vancouver, you’ll find multiple collaborative areas with the absolute latest technology. Learning areas and windows have literally been situated to stimulate thought. To some, that may sound odd, but these things do matter. If students are given the space, opportunity and technology to achieve their goals, they are more likely to rock the boat of conventional thought.

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