Who is Erik?

erik-final5Erik Mansager is a USA-licensed clinical professional counselor (Illinois) and carries national certification in drug and alcohol prevention and treatment. He has over 35 years of direct counselling and therapy experience with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and families.

He has directed State-side residential and counselling agencies which provided a healthy and helpful range of services (Residential Director of Casa de los Ninos, Tucson, Arizona, Director of the University Counseling Center at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Psychological Services Director at St. John’s Seminary College, Camarillo, California). Before going into full-time practice with his spouse, he directed the Counselling Department at Collège du Léman International School in Versoix.

He has held faculty positions at the Adler University in downtown Chicago, St. John’s Seminary College, and currently at Webster University in Geneva.

Erik obtained his Bachelor degree in Humanities from St. Thomas Theological Seminary in Denver, his Master degree in Counselling from the University of Arizona. He completed his Doctorate in depth (clinical) psychology specializing in the Psychology of Religion at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

He completed the Americas Institute of Adlerian Studies’ Program for Professionals and is a certified Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapist (CADP) from the Adlerian Institute of Northwestern Washington. Erik is also certified as a CADP Training Analyst.

Erik presents at national and international venues, is a past President of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP), and he is a NASAP Diplomate of Adlerian Psychology. His numerous publications include journal articles (many of which can be accessed on this website), books and book chapters, training manuals and monographs. He has been the guest editor of The Journal of Individual Psychology for four special issues (spirituality, LGBT affirmation, social justice, and CADP) and has written extensively on the critical collaboration between psychology and spirituality.

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