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Adler School of Professional Psychology



Adler School of Professional Psychology
65 East Wacker Place
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601-7298

1090 West Georgia Street
Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V7


With locations in Chicago and Vancouver, British Columbia, Adler School of Professional Psychology is North America's first independent school of Psychology. With courses ranging from art therapy to advanced abnormal psychology, Adler School also lends itself to the community via curriculum-related volunteer projects. Innovative practicum such as this is what separates Adler School of Professional Psychology from similar institutions.

Founded in 1952 by Rudolf Dreikurs, M.D., the Alfred Adler Institute, now known as the Adler School of Professional Psychology, perpetuates Adler's theories and methodologies. Adler, once a member of Freud's Vienna Circle, was a pioneer in providing family and group counseling, as well as spreading psychological concepts through the conduit of public education. Dr. Dreikurs, after whom Adler School's Dreikurs Psychological Services Center is named, was a close colleague of Alfred Adler, and staunch supporter of his vision to address today's social and global improprieties. The Dreikurs Psychological Services Center is an on-site clinic accredited by the APA.

The Adler School of Professional Psychology's diverse student body is a result of global enrollment that's spiked 78 percent since 2004. The last four years have seen a 90% applicant increase. After announcing its mission to make education and community service a miscible experience, Adler School has seen a noticeable increase in both applications as well as cultural diversity among its applicants. In the fall of 2006, 86 percent of enrolling students gained exposure to social responsibility during undergraduate study.

For the 2006-2007 academic year, the Adler School of Professional Psychology's enrollment at its Chicago and Vancouver campuses was a personal high at nearly 600 students; a seven percent increase over the preceding year, and 35 percent since 2004-2005. This increase also mirrored Adler School's financial growth with a record $10.7 million. This money goes right back into the school, as can be witnessed by its new Vancouver campus, an enhanced library collection and the expansion of information technology throughout campus facilities.

From education financing to academic support services, the Adler School offers near limitless resources through which students can thrive in a state-of-the-art learning environment. The Adler School of Professional Psychology prepares social responsibility in its graduates by promoting a dedication to making a difference.

Quick Facts:

  • The Master of Arts in Police Psychology (MAP) program is the only program of its kind in the nation that is designed specifically for officers within the law enforcement community.


  • During the 2006-2007 academic year, the Adler School Community Health Services provided mental health care for more than 2,500 underserved individuals through its on-site clinic and community partners.


  • The Adler School is home to the Sol Elaine Mosak Library, which contains one of the most extensive collections of Adlerian-oriented research materials in the world.

  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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