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Carole Anderson

Carole Anderson

Director, Psychology Program Development
Assistant Professor of Psychology
(403) 782-3381  x 4157
Office location: Chan Shun Science Centre


PhD Counselling Psychology, Andrews University (1995)
MA, Educational Psychology, Andrews University (1991)
BSc, Health Psychology, Minor: Business, Andrews University (1989)
Registered Psychologist (#1184) British Columbia (1995)

Areas of Expertise

Counselling Psychology, Private Practice
Integration of Physical, Mental and Spiritual Well-being
Strategic Planning & Business within Education and Human Services


Dr. Carole Anderson has been in private practice since 1997 working with adults and couples with a focus on depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, childhood abuse, self-esteem and relationships.  Her therapeutic orientation is eclectic  but draws on psychodynamic, trauma, body-centred, attachment and emotion-focused therapies. Prior to this, she worked at Simon Fraser University in their Counselling Services Department.


She operates a professional centre dedicated to the health and wellness professions.  Health care providers have included Psychology, Psychiatry, Counselling, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition, Neurofeedback, and Speech Therapy.


She served as Chair of the Board and board member of an SDA K-12 school and was an integral part of its strategic focus and expansion to a full K-12 school becoming a highly ranked school in the province of British Columbia.  

Current Research or Professional Activities

Anderson, C. (1995). The Experience of Growing Up in a Minister’s Home and the Religious

Commitment of the Adult Child of a Minister (Doctoral Dissertation).


Anderson, C. (1995). The Experience of Growing Up in a Minister’s Home and the Religious

Commitment of the Adult Child of a Minister. Pastoral Psychology, 46(2), 393-411.


Anderson, C. “Pastors’ Kids—in and out.” Ministry: International Journal for Pastors May 1996:



Anderson, C. “Should Mothers Work Outside the Home?” Adventist Review January 2002:



2000 General Conference Session of Seventh-day Adventists, Presentation of Dissertation,

Toronto, ON


1999 (Date approximate) Canadian Ministerial Meetings, Presentation of Dissertation,

Lacombe, AB