Asa-Sophia Maglio, Ph.D. Vancouver Campus

"Learning occurs through acquired knowledge   
and skill, experience, mentoring, and self-trust."  
Asa-Sophia Maglio, Ph.D.

"Learning occurs through acquired knowledge
and skill, experience, mentoring, and self-trust."
Asa-Sophia Maglio, Ph.D.

Asa-Sophia Maglio, Ph.D.
Vancouver Core Faculty
Program Director, M.A. in Counselling Psychology
Program Director, Master of Counselling Psychology

Counselling or therapy is a calling. Given this, I believe that students have an inborn wisdom. For me, teaching is helping the student use this wisdom for the purpose of reducing another’s pain. Learning occurs through acquired knowledge and skill, experience, mentoring, and self-trust. Openness, compassion, self-reflection, and critical thought are also doors for the student to enter on a path of transformation. My teaching philosophy is to create environments to facilitate this transformation.

Adler is the perfect teaching environment because of our dedication to faculty development and research, an alignment of professional values, an adaptation to the needs of the community, and a dedication to society as an intrinsic factor for individual health.

Please email or call me (236.521.2470) if you have questions or would like more information about me.


  • Ph.D., Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia 
  • M.A., Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia
  • B.A. (Hons.) Psychology and Political Science, Simon Fraser University


  • Registered Clinical Counsellor

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
    • Group Therapy Section
    • Society for the Psychology of Women
    • Counseling Psychology Section
  • British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselling
  • Canadian Psychological Association
    • Counselling Psychology Section
    • Section for Women and Psychology

Select Publications

  • Maglio, A.T. (2009). Spirituality and religion as diversity considerations: Implications for multicultural counseling. In C. C. Lee, D. Burnhill, A. Butler, C. Hipolito-Delgado, M. Humphrey, O. Munoz, & H. Shin (Eds.), Elements of culture in counseling: Theory & Practice. (pp.148–162). Columbus, OH: Pearson.
  • Butterfield, L.D., Borgen, W.A., Amundson, N.E., & Maglio, A.T. (2005). Fifty years of the Critical Incident Technique: 1954–2004 and beyond. Qualitative Research, 5(4), 475–497.

Select Presentations

  • Practicing Social Justice, Canadian Psychological Association, June 2009
  • Stress Management for the Goddesses/Gods of the Front Desk: Balancing the Bureaucracy, Managing the Management, Controlling the Counselors, Surviving the Staff, and Calming the Clients. Utah University Counseling Centers’ Annual Conference, November 2005


  • Certificate of Academic Excellence, Outstanding Master’s Thesis, Canadian Psychological Association, 2003