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Kevin G. Alderson University of Calgary, Canada

Kevin Alderson, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of counseling psychology from the University of Calgary. He has been a counselor for 40 years and a registered psychologist since 1986. He is serving a 3-year term as president-elect, president, and past president, respectively, for the College of Alberta Psychologists, the body that regulates psychology in Alberta, Canada. Dr. Alderson 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 also 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 their director for a proposed online doctor of counseling and psychotherapy degree program.


Dr. Alderson has authored nine previous books and several scholarly articles and book chapters. He completed a MSc in clinical, school, and community psychology from the University of Calgary, and a PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Alberta. Dr. Alderson is married and is the father of two adult children. Outside of counseling, he enjoys racket sports, dancing, hiking, camping, and weight training.