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International Master of Lifelong learning in Adlerian Counseling

Pre-enrollment open

Counseling Adlerià
  • Modality
  • Languages
    Spanish, English
  • Duration
    2 academic years
  • Credits
  • Date
    English version: October 2024; Spanish version: October 2025
  • Planning

    Spanish version: 40 ECTS in an asynchronous virtual way and 20 ECTS in a synchronous virtual way through videoconferences (20 weekends over the two years on Saturdays and Sundays from 16 to 20.30 h Madrid time). Consult the published calendar.

    English version: 40 ECTS in an asynchronous virtual way, 16 ECTS in a synchronous virtual way through videoconferences (16 Sundays 6 hours and 18 Wednesdays evenings 2 hours) and 4 ECTS in person in two 14-hour weekends in Barcelona. Consult the published calendar.

  • Location


    Blanquerna-URL - Carrer del Císter, 34. 08022 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    School of Psychology, Education and Sport Science

Students can choose between the program in English, which starts in 2024, and the program in Spanish, which starts in 2025.

Three reasons to choose this master degree

Students learn to do psychological counseling and Adlerian therapy, in an international environment, with students and teachers from several countries.


Third edition of the first postgraduate on Adlerian psychology


International faculty recognized in Adlerian psychology

Multimodal modality

Asynchronous classes and projects and synchronous classes and practical training. The English version also has two face-to-face weekends in Barcelona. Possibility to participate in face-to-face or hybrid complementary events (conferences, congresses, intensive workshops, etc.)

This master degree is based on Alfred Adler's Psychology (Contemporary Adlerian Psychology). Adlerian Psychology focuses on the meaning of life and the sense of community as the cornerstones of mental health. The main objective of this master degree is to train professionals in Adlerian psychological counseling with the skills to work with people seeking advice on emotional problems that cause discomfort or psychological suffering (personal crises, conflicts, breakups, losses, difficulties in family coexistence, work stress, life transitions, etc.)

This program is supported by the Adler University of Chicago (USA) and the International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools and Institutes (ICASSI). There is an agreement with the Spanish Association of Adlerian Psychology (AEPA), the Latin American Association of Adlerian Psychology (ALAPA) and the Galileo University of Guatemala.

The master's degree lasts two years and consists of 60 ECTS:

Spanish version: 40 ECTS in an asynchronous virtual way and 20 ECTS (practical training workshops) in a virtual synchronous way that take place during 20 weekends throughout the two years on Saturday and Sunday from 4.00 PM to 8.30 PM (time from Madrid). See published calendar.

English version: 40 ECTS in virtual asynchronous mode, 16 ECTS (practical training workshops) in virtual synchronous mode that take place during 16 Sundays and 18 Wednesdays evenings over the two years, in addition to 2 face-to-face weekends at the FPCEE Barcelona; See published calendar.

Who is it for?

People with a bachelor's degree or equivalent university or higher education degree, preferably in Psychology, Social Sciences, Education or Health.

Find out more about the International Master Degree in Adlerian Counseling

Ursula Oberst, coordinator of the Master degree, explains

International Master of Lifelong learning in Adlerian Counseling

In collaboration with:

Adler university
 Asociación Española de Psicología Adleriana


Academic information


Module 1. Adlerian theory (16 ECTS)

Module 2. Counseling skills (5 ECTS)

Module 3. Adlerian Psychology in its context (4 ECTS)

Module 4. Intervention practical work I (10 ECTS)

Module 5. Intervention practical work II (10 ECTS)

Module 6. Supervision (6 ECTS)

Module 7. Master degree thesis TFM (9 ECTS)

Modules 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 are done in an asynchronous virtual format and practice modules 4 and 5 are done in a synchronous virtual format on weekends (Spanish version); in the English version, modules 4 and 5 are done in a synchronous virtual format and in person.

Spanish version: Calendar of synchronous classes by videoconference for the 2023-25 ​​academic year

English version: Calendar of synchronous classes by videoconference for the 2024-26 academic year


Apply theoretical knowledge to therapeutic practice

Work safely with clients under supervision

Work with the peer counseling methodology

Work within an ethical framework

The Master Degree Thesis is compulsory and is intended to optimize the professional profile of the graduate; it focuses on the necessary skills and resources to guarantee the exercising of counseling for people with psychological problems through an academic assignment - study or essay - on a topic of the student's free choice. The student must demonstrate mastery of Alfred Adler’s theory and the practice of Individual Psychology through its application to a specific topic.

The student chooses a topic of interest and analyzes it from an Adlerian perspective. You can choose from several types: quantitative study, qualitative study, essay or bibliographic review, provided it is from an Adlerian perspective

The student chooses a topic and the advisor guides him/her on how to approach it and using which methodology.

The thesis is followed up on online in individual tutorials with a teacher from the program (arranged times).

The advisor assesses the finished work in line with the established quality criteria; the student must also make an oral presentation before a panel of teachers from the program.

Professional projection

Graduates will learn how to perform psychological intervention (counseling) in people with psychological problems.

  • Counseling and psychological orientation in private practice.
  • Educational orientation in schools.
  • Creation of Adlerian dissemination start-ups
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Counseling and psychological orientation in private practice

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Educational orientation in schools

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Creation of start-ups related to Adlerian counseling and education

Alumnes a la Graduació Blanquerna 2019

A direct link to your future career

Our work doesn't finish the moment you graduate. The Alumni department will support you to enable us to achieve an employment rate of 90% of students in the first year after graduation

State-of-the-art equipment at the students' disposal

All the services you need throughout university

Spanish version


Dr. Ursula Oberst.

Co-coordination and contact Guatemala (Galileo University): Julio Alvarado. [email protected].

Teaching staff

Dr. Ursula Oberst (FPCEE Blanquerna, URL).

Dr. Anabella Shaked (Adler School of Professional Psychology, Tel Aviv, Israel).

Julio Alvarado (Galileo University, Guatemala).

Hilda Martínez (Galileo University, Guatemala).

Dr. Victoria Fernández (FPCEE Blanquerna, URL).

Dr. Clara Mateu (FPCEE Blanquerna, URL).

Victoria Armet (FPCEE Blanquerna, URL).

Christelle Schläpfer (Switzerland).

Ana María Gil (FPCEE Blanquerna, URL).

English version


Dr. Ursula Oberst.

Co-coordination and contact Guatemala (Galileo University): Julio Alvarado. [email protected].

Teaching staff

Dr. Ursula Oberst (FPCEE Blanquerna, URL).

Victoria Armet (FPCEE Blanquerna, URL)

Mia Levitt, PhD (Adler School of Professional Psychology, Tel Aviv, Israel)

Christelle Schläpfer, (Edufamily, Switzerland)

Jon Sperry, PhD (Lynn University, USA)

Vera Todorova, PhD, (Trakia University Stara Zagora, Bulgaria)


Dr. Ursula Oberst [email protected]

Stages of the admission process

The admission process for the school's own degree studies is developed in 3 stages:

  1. Pre-enrollment
  2. Admission
  3. Enrollment


Students can pre-enroll online (by accessing Pre-enrollment | Blanquerna or the pre-enrollment option for each course) and also in person at the school.

For online pre-enrollment, you will need to:

  1. Sign up on the unique registration system and create a username (if not previously obtained) and follow the instructions to completion.
  2. Make a payment of €50 (non-refundable fee for pre-enrollment rights and processing) can be made by credit or debit card, through a secure and confidential BBVA process.
  3. Upload the required documentation through the document repository.
  • ID card (both sides) / Passport
  • Curriculum vitae
  • For foreign (non EU) applicants: a certificate issued by the competent authority (University, Embassy, Consulate) attesting that the access studies qualify for admission in the home country.


Once pre-enrollment has been completed, the candidate will be offered a date for an interview with the degree coordinator, who will assess their suitability and solve any doubts they may have about the course for which they are enrolling. Once the assessment is complete, the student will be informed of the result of the interview and how to enroll, if admitted.

Prior to enrollment, the person concerned must upload the qualifications or the receipt of the university studies completed to the document repository. If these documents are not available, the course may be taken but the qualifications will not be received and, instead, a university extension certificate or diploma will be obtained.


Once the above documentation has been assessed, and when there is a large enough group of pre-enrolled students, each candidate will receive the confirmation and information necessary to enroll. Enrollment implies obtaining a definitive place and will take effect within the deadlines indicated in the confirmation e-mail.

When students enroll, they will have two business days to pay the total cost of enrollment, by bank transfer, credit card or barcode. Studies can be paid in installments, without any interest, by bank transfer (Instructions to send the signed SEPA Document to Blanquerna)

Prices may be updated each academic year. Once enrollment has been formalized, the amount paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. Pre-enrollment and enrollment may remain open up to 15 days before the start of the course, provided places are available.

When a student enrolls, a contract for the provision of teaching services is formalized between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation, which is legally binding from the time of payment. Payment includes the corresponding insurance and, for students under the age of twenty-eight, compulsory academic insurance. If a student declines to take up a place, he/she will lose in full any amount he/she has paid.

The student accepts the rules for the use of computer services established by the Blanquerna Foundation. The student's personal data will be included in an automated file under the responsibility of the Blanquerna Foundation, so that this contract can be maintained and fulfilled. Students should note that their data may also be used to inform them about the future activities of the Foundation, or for the institution to send them publications.

In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999 on the protection of personal data, students have the right to access their data to update, rectify or cancel them, or object to their use, by sending a letter, indicating which right they want to exercise.

This section is a summary of the general conditions for enrollment. It is only for guidance and therefore has no contractual value. In the event of any discrepancy, the provisions of the general conditions for enrollment specified in the receipt generated at the time of enrollment will prevail; this receipt formalizes the contract between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation; students can consult it on the intranet whenever they wish.

The School cannot guarantee that a course will be available if the requirement for a minimum number of enrollments is not met. In this case, the amount paid for enrollment and pre-enrollment will be refunded in full.

Foreign students

Applicants who have completed access studies outside Spain must obtain a certificate issued by the relevant body (university, embassy, consulate) confirming that the studies qualify the student in the country of issue to take the master degree or graduate studies.

Students are responsible for having all the official documentation necessary for their stay in Spain while studying at the School. Applicants can ask for a pre-acceptance document attached to the pre-enrollment receipt to initiate applications for visas or scholarships or carry out any other administrative procedure. Under no circumstances does this document guarantee a place if all the access and admission requirements are not met. Once applicants have been accepted and enrollment is complete, they can request a letter of admission from the Academic Secretary, if required, by paying the corresponding fees.

Contact us

For any doubts or queries about the pre-enrollment or enrollment process, please contact the School's Student Information and Orientation Service
[email protected]

Tuition fee

Tuition fee per credit 2024-2025 academic year

Financing: the amount can be paid in installments according to the following payment plan
1st year enrollment: €2,480.00 (31 credits)

Initial payment 2024
December 2024 payment
March 2025 payment

2nd year enrollment: €2,320.00 (29 credits)*
*This is the expected tuition fee according to the fee per credit announced for the 2024/25 academic year, which may change for the 2025/26 academic year

Initial payment 2025
December 2025 payment
March 2026 payment

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