109 - Dr. Kevin Alderson: Discussing Addiction From the Point of View of Both Recovering Addict and Counselor
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Dr. Kevin Alderson, PhD, is a professor emeritus of counselling psychology from the University of Calgary. Dr. Alderson is the solo author of the 720-page textbook called Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors (2020, Sage Publications). His most recent books include Choosing the Right Counselor for You (2019) and The Concise Guide to Opioid Addiction for Counselors (2021), both co-authored with Samuel T. Gladding and published by the American Counseling Association.Dr. Alderson holds the highest level of membership within the International Society of Substance Use Professionals, and he is also a professional member of the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC). Dr. Alderson sits on the editorial board of both the Journal of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse & Substance Dependence and the Austin Journal of Drug Abuse and Addiction. He holds membership in the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and the American Counseling Association. Between 2008 and 2020, Dr. Alderson was the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is the founder of both the first doctoral credential in the counseling and psychotherapy field in Canada and of its first doctoral program with Yorkville University. He completed an MSc in clinical, school, and community psychology from the University of Calgary and a Ph.D. in counselling psychology at the University of Alberta. Dr. Alderson is married and is the father of two adult children. Outside of counselling, he enjoys long walks, music, and time with friends and family.
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Originally published 5/5/22