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Kevin Alderson
(September 20, 1956 - living) Canada

Kevin Alderson



Kevin Alderson has a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in counselling psychology. His dissertation was based on interviews with gay men with positive identities. Kevin has a master's degree in clinical psychology. His experience with hypnosis spans 20 years. From 1982 to 1992, he maintained an active part-time private practice in hypnotherapy. He has frequently used hypnosis with students, and he has offered many groups and workshops teaching students how to use self-hypnosis to improve their grades.

Before joining the university of Calgary in July 2001, he was the Head of Counselling and Health Services at Mount Royal College in Calgary. He also works part-time in private psychological practice. Throughout his career, Kevin has counselled hundreds of gay men and lesbian women. He presently works as an Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

His areas of research interest include all aspects of human sexuality, gender studies, and gay identity. Kevin is currently a member of the Alberta division of the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis. His hobbies are weight training and cooking.


Source: Dr. Kevin Alderson, Beyond Coming Out: Experiences of Positive Gay Identity, Insomniac Press, Toronto, 2000

His books:

  • Beyond Coming Out: Experiences of Positive Gay Identity
  • Breaking Out: The Complete Guide to Building and Enhancing a Positive Gay Identity for Men and Women
  • Same-Sex Marriage: The Personal and the Political (co-authored with Dr. Lahey)
  • Grade Power: The Complete Guide to Improving Your Grades Through Self-Hypnosis
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