The Adler School works with those courageous enough to want to change the world. We are founded on an important idea: Our health resides in community life and connections. This is what drives our ground-breaking curricula and commitment to leading social change, and what drives our graduates to impact local, national, and global communities.
As an independent nonprofit institution of higher learning, we have a rich history that has produced master’s and doctoral programs that are based on a scholar/practitioner education model and prepare students as leaders and socially responsible practitioners for today’s world. We offer:
• Degrees for socially responsible careers in counselling, organizational psychology, art therapy and clinical psychology—including western Canada’s first Psy.D. program
• A diverse faculty of scholar-practitioners and mentors
• Immersive coursework, practical training, and real-world experience before graduation
• Our downtown Vancouver location offers a wide range of options for students to gain first-hand experience in practicum and clinical placements with organizations that partner with the Adler School.
Our campus location also offers a wide range of options for students’ community service and professional practicums with public, not-for-profit, and business organizations that partner with the Adler School. Our state-of-the-art facility was designed to foster immersion learning and provides a blend of high-tech classrooms with social, study, and community work spaces.
Our library provides extensive resources and services to students. Through the library, students have access to the ever-growing online database, full-text electronic journals, electronic books, and full-text collections of newspapers.
Students also benefit from clinical practice rooms, enabling students to practice their counselling skills with fellow students in videotaped sessions. These sessions can then be evaluated by faculty, who will provide feedback.
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We offer an array of career services as part of an ongoing process to lead students to greater self awareness of their career potentials and goals. Starting with a conversation focused on individuals' skills, talents, and values, we assist students and alumni with the process of identifying career interests, and then taking proactive and effective steps towards reaching those goals, leading to fulfilling employment. Our Web site offers online career development tools as well as numerous links.
• Academic, Cultural and Professional Development Seminars
• Guest Lectures
• Art Exhibits
• Community Service and Clinical Practicums
Wireless internet access, computer labs, an online bookstore, a student portal and email account, our campus library system, and a dedicated technology team are available to all students.
The Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) helps students become tomorrow’s innovative leaders by providing one-on-one writing coaching sessions, skills evaluations, academic assistance, and more. In addition, our Center provides a comprehensive collection of electronic resources that focus on statistics, enhancing writing skills, and methods of research.
We partner with numerous organizations to prepare students with the practical training experiences needed to become socially responsible practitioners. Community service and clinical training practicums help students develop the critical skills they need for careers as ethical, empirically-based, compassionate practitioners. These and additional training experiences help students secure employment upon degree completion.
• Adler Child Guidance Center
• LGBTQ Mental Health and Inclusion Center
• Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice
• Institute on Social Exclusion
Opportunity to transfer to US locations.
All degree programs at the Adler School of Professional Psychology include practical training experiences that prepare students to become socially responsible practitioners. Community service and clinical training practicums help students develop the critical skills they need to provide ethical, empirically-based, compassionate care. Furthermore, training experiences help students secure employment upon degree completion.