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Dr Kevin Alderson

Dr. Kevin Alderson, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus of Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary.
He has been a counsellor for 40 years and a registered psychologist since 1986. He is currently President
of the College of Alberta Psychologists, the regulatory body for psychological practice in Alberta, Canada.
He is a professional member of the Association for Addiction Professionals, and currently sits on the
editorial board for the Journal of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse & Substance Dependence and the Austin
Journal of Drug Abuse and Addiction. He holds membership in the American Counseling Association, the
American Psychological Association, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and the
Canadian Psychological Association.
Since 2008, Dr. Alderson has been the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and
Psychotherapy, which is the only national peer-reviewed journal in the counseling and psychotherapy
field in Canada. He currently works half-time for Yorkville University as the director for a proposed online
doctor of counselling and psychotherapy degree program.
The author of 10 books and several scholarly articles and book chapters, Dr. Alderson completed a MSc in
clinical, school, and community psychology from the University of Calgary, and a PhD in counselling
psychology at the University of Alberta.