Past Events

    Friday, September 26, 2014

  • The Evolving Pillars of Relationships: A Panel Discussion (+)

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus, Community Room

    Please join us for an in-depth panel discussion with three specialists who have been enormously successful in their fields. For more information and to RSVP, email Stephanie Haslam.

    Dr. Teesha Morgan is a well known, highly trained, and experienced Couples Counsellor and Sex Therapist. Her honesty, insight, and unique academic background have helped to transform the lives of countless men and women. Through the use of cognitive-behavioural techniques and effective communication strategies, she believes that anyone is able to achieve the kind of deep relationship connection, and sexual satisfaction, that they have always imagined. More information about Dr. Morgan can be found on her website.

    Jo-Anne Weiler MA, RFMT, RCC, is a registered clinical member of the BC Marriage & Family Association, the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy & the B.C. Association of Clinical Counselors and has 35 years of experience working in the area of health care, family development, and family life transition. She is a Certified Professional co-Active Coach and is trained in Bowen Family Systems Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Imago Couples Therapy. More information about Jo-Anne can be found on her website.

    Joe Ramirez MCP, CAC, CCC, is a psychotherapist and has a private practice in downtown Vancouver providing couples counselling and longer-term individual counselling. He specializes in working with men’s sexual health and identity; LGBTQ identity, relationships, and parenting; as well as Latin-Canadian cross-cultural relationships. He has worked with Options for Sexual Health, the Justice Institute of BC and the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Assault, and currently volunteers at, both, the Health Initiative for Men providing brief counselling, and the Adlerian Psychology Association of BC as a director. Joe’s breadth of cultural perspectives and natural use of Adlerian skills is the base other theoretic skills are used, and which relationships are restored regardless of orientation or identity. More information about Joe can be found on his website.

  • Thursday, September 25, 2014

  • Leadership Nightmare: Live Business Theatre (+)

    1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    Bored with talking heads? Unhappy with disengaged participants? Yearning for learners to "Walk the Talk"? Frustrated with the lack of skill application? Tired of classroom limitations?

    Join The PowerSuasion Players & the Adler School Master of Arts in Counseling and Organizational Psychology program as they present Leadership Nightmare. Come see the POWER of LIVE business theater. The story includes an introduction, presentation, discussion, and audience participation. 

    This event is free, but registration is required. Networking takes place from 1:30-2 p.m. The performance will take place from 2-4 p.m.

    The Story:
    Tom, a stickler for details, manages Diane, who wants to prove that she can work independently and do the job. Tom assigns her a new project: to arrange the marketing conference. Excited and enthusiastic, Diane goes to work, but finds that her boss's management style creates problems for her.

    Meanwhile, Diane's colleague, Bill, has Phyllis, his manager, to contend with. Phyllis sees herself as an empowering manager practicing the latest in managerial styles. Overwhelmed by Phyllis's enthusiasm, Bill struggles to steer a path while making sure that his own nightmare doesn't come true. As tensions mount, Tom and Diane finally confront each other, only to discover a new understanding.

    For more information contact Suellen Burton 773.294.4410 or Karolus Smejda 312.371.7088.

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • Taoist Tai Chi: An Introductory Class (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus, 12th Floor

    Offered by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada – Pacific Region, Taoist Tai Chi is a great way to reduce stress, increase strength and flexibility and improve circulation, balance and posture.

    This class is free. RSVP is required to by Monday Sept. 15

    The Taoist Tai Chi Society is a volunteer run, registered charitable organization that offers instruction in Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts, which includes a 108-move Tai Chi set and other related internal arts.

    Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts are specifically aimed at cultivating health and vitality and were developed by Master Moy Lin-shin, a Taoist monk. Master Moy synthesized the wisdom he learned during more than 50 years of training in meditation, qigong, Tai Chi and other arts into the practices taught by the Society and its sister organizations.

    Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi was founded in Toronto in 1970, with the first classes in British Columbia taking place in 1976. In the Pacific Region, they have now grown to include communities across the province, including the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and many parts of the interior.

  • Friday, September 12, 2014

  • Art for Global Health: (+)

    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Chicago Campus

    The Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) is collaborating with Northwestern University School of Medicine, Project Cure, and the Chicago Global Health Alliance toward building a partnership with mental and physical health providers in Liberia, West Africa.

    Our mental health and medical team will be part of a select group of academic/clinical professionals that are building capacity within Liberia, which will ensure the sustainability of their physical and mental health care system. Our efforts are timely as Liberia is one of the African countries that is dealing with the Ebola outbreak, as this has exposed the gaps in the current health care system. The ISE is leading the mental health assessment phase of the project, and we are using this to inform development of a global framework for population mental health.

    Come enjoy a cocktail, art from nationally recognized and local artists, music and great company. There will be a silent auction, a live auction, and raffle to benefit our work in Liberia. Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased online. To purchase ticekts or donate, visit

    Proceeds support Liberia’s medical & psychological care. 

  • Tuesday, September 09, 2014

  • Adler School Institutes Showcase (+)

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    Learn more about the work of the Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) and the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ) through an event featuring a meet and greet, group learning exercise, discussion, and refreshments.

    The Institute on Social Exclusion will discuss the Mental Health Impact Assessment (MHIA), Health Impact Assessment (HIA), and the impact on health policies. The Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice will discuss youth criminalization, mapping of justice expenditures, trauma and the root, and hubs and restorative justice as community solutions.

    The ISE will conduct an HIA mapping exercise, which will precede a discussion by IPSSJ on programs and practices that can be changed.

  • Tuesday, September 02, 2014

  • Rudolf Dreikurs’ Legacy for the Adler School: Presented by Dr. Eva Dreikurs Ferguson (+)

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    Rudolf Dreikurs founded the Alfred Adler Institute (soon to be Adler University) with the conviction that the health of the individual and the community are intertwined. Dr. Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, the daughter of Rudolf Dreikurs, will highlight the basics of Adlerian Psychology as taught by Rudolf Dreikurs.

    Regardless of one’s orientation, when faculty have a full understanding of the foundational principles and methods on which the school was founded, the heritage of the school will be assured. Moreover, understanding of Adler-Dreikurs psychology enables faculty members to compare and contrast Adler-Dreikurs theory and methods with one’s own psychological views.

    Every person in attendance will receive a copy of Adlerian Theory: An Introduction written by Dr. Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, which highlights the foundations of Adlerian Psychology.

    Dr. Dreikurs Ferguson earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She is a professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a Visiting Scholar at University of California Berkeley. Dr. Dreikurs Ferguson wrote two motivation textbooks. The latest is a 2000
    book called Motivation and published by Oxford University Press. She wrote a book Discipline Without Tears (Dreikurs, Cassel, & Ferguson), Wiley, 2004, and Adlerian Theory, published by the Adler School (latest date is 2014). Dr. Dreikurs Ferguson also has published articles in motivation, cognition, culture, and Adlerian Psychology.

    She is a Life Member of AAAS, a Fellow of APA, a Founding Fellow of APS, a member of the Psychonomic Society and of Sigma Xi. Finally Dr. Dreikurs Ferguson is Chair of ICASSI (the International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools and Institutes) and Honorary President of IAIP (International Association of Individual Psychology).

  • Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Adler School Alumni Networking Event (+)

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Maggiano's Little Italy (Schaumburg)

    The Office of Alumni Relations invites you to a networking event for group and individual practitioners to facilitate connections and build your professional network.

    • Expand your practice
    • Connect with other practitioners
    • Increase referral sources
    • Learn about potential job and postdoc openings

    Refreshments and a light dinner will be provided.  Feel free to share this with colleagues and fellow alumni in the area!

    Please RSVP to Wendy Crupper, Director of Alumni at For questions, call 312.662.4036.
    Questions: 312.662.4036.

  • Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Art Therapy Alumni Happy Hour in San Antonio (+)

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    The Esquire Tavern San Antonio

    Are you attending the 2014 American Art Therapy Association annual conference in San Antonio?  Please join Adler School faculty and fellow alumni for appetizers and cocktails!  Mingle with your former professors and build your professional network during a visit to the oldest bar on the San Antonio Riverwalk.

    RSVP is requested, please email the Office of Alumni Relations. If you have questions, please call 312.662.4036.

  • Saturday, July 05, 2014

  • Soul Repair: Recovering From Moral Injury After War (+)

    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Offsite-Barrington, IL



    Presented by the Adler School of Professional Psychology, ChildServ, Children’s Home Aid, Military Outreach U.S.A., and the Elgin District NIC of the United Methodist Church.

    The event will cover the basics of military culture and the top issues affecting military and veteran inidividuals and families.  The training will culminate with a keynote address by Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock on moral injury.  "Soul Repair: Recovering From Moral Injury After War," is the first book to explore the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families, and their communities.

    Learn how your faith community can better serve your military and veteran families, as they recover from more than a decade at war. The event is free and open to the public. CEUs are available. The event will take place at Barrington United Methodist Church. 98 Algonquin Rd, Barrington, Illinois.

    RSVP requested; click here to register and for more information.


  • Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Ethics in the Digital Age (+)

    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    Academic Affairs is hosting a continuing education workshop on ethics in the digital age. Those attending the event on site, will receive 2 CEUs. This event can also be accessed online.

    The workshop presenter is Susan Zoline, Ph.D., a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing, teaching and consulting in the Chicago area for over thirty years. Dr. Zoline is Associate Professor of Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago.

    Rapid changes in technology and the emergence of social media as a means of communication have raised new challenges for mental health clinicians. This seminar will address ethical guidelines for thoughtful and effective use of technology in clinical practice, hopefully leading to enhanced connection with clients and reduced liability. Topics to be covered include ways in which technology may enhance or detract from the work of psychotherapy, implications for the therapeutic relationship, boundary considerations in the use of technology, privacy and confidentiality concerns of both client and therapist, risk management considerations and implications of technology for the education and training of future mental health professionals. Didactic presentation, case review and group discussion will be utilized.

    RSVP is required, register online.


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