Adler School of Professional Psychology

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    • Adler University is a post-baccalaureate, non-profit institution of higher education and private graduate school of social and health sciences located in Chicago, Illinois and Vancouver, British Columbia. Adler University continues the pioneering work of psychiatrist and first community psychologist Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice. Formerly named The Adler School of Professional Psychology, in November 2013 the institution's Board of Trustees voted unanimously to advance the institution's collegiate status to that of a university. The name change -- to Adler University -- occurred officially in January 2015 to reflect both the growth of the institution and its broadening pedagogical focus beyond psychology.

      Adler University offers three doctoral degrees, one in clinical psychology (Psy.D.), a Doctor of Couple and Family Therapy (D.C.F.T.), and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision -- and more than a dozen master’s degree programs in areas such as counseling psychology, art therapy, public policy, nonprofit management, emergency management leadership, criminology, and rehabilitation. Adler enrolls more than 1,200 students at both its campuses in Chicago, Illinois and Vancouver, British Columbia. The current president of Adler University is Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D. Crossman is the fifth president of university, appointed in 2003, and since then has realized a new vision, new academic programs, and significant growth for the institution.

      In striving to be the leader in educating socially responsible practitioners, Adler University attracts applicants to its graduate programs who are broadly interested in social justice -- and its interface with social science, public policy, and the health sciences, rather than applicants who are merely interested in traditional private practice.

      Adler Toronto and the Adler Graduate School in Minneapolis, Minnesota are not affiliated administratively with Adler University in Chicago, Illinois and Vancouver, British Columbia.