Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

Become a socially responsible clinician and change lives

As Western Canada’s first and only Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program rooted in social justice, our Psy.D. offers a unique and immersive learning experience engineered to create positive change for individuals and communities.

Program Highlights

Program Experience

Unique among doctorate programs in Canada, the Adler Psy.D. uses a scholar-practitioner model that integrates research and training. The curriculum combines theoretical knowledge, clinical competencies and research skills. As you deepen your skill set through hands-on, supervised practicum in clinical and community settings, you will train to become a socially responsible clinician prepared to practice at the doctoral level.

We offer a mission-driven curriculum that blends four years of coursework, practicum experiences, and dissertation with a one-year, full-time internship in the fifth-year. Passionate about training Canada’s next generation of doctoral-level practitioners, our expert faculty offer personalized mentorship and career guidance.


This program focuses on clinical and research disciplines critical to socially responsible practice. Doctoral courses are scheduled during all three terms in an academic year and include:

Get a complete list of courses and a more detailed degree plan: CONTACT ADMISSIONS

Graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.

Adler University

520 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5