How do I become a Certified Adlerian Counsellor (CAC)?

Please contact the registrar, Dr. Chris Shelley, about seeking CAC certification at

The Certified Adlerian Counsellor credential indicates that the recipient has met all of the standards and requirements for the practice of Adlerian Counselling in the Province of British Columbia. The credential is awarded by The Alfred Adler Institute and recognized by Adlerian peers and practitioners through the Adlerian Psychology Association of BC.

Admission Requirements:

  • The applicant is a member in good standing of the Adlerian Psychology Association of BC (APABC);
  • The applicant holds a recognised Masters or Doctoral degree or its equivalent;
  • The applicant is Licensed, Certified, or Registered and in good standing with a professional body;
  • The applicant agrees to fulfill Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at the rate of 20 units per year, tallying 100 units over 5 years.