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Master in Life-long learning in Adlerian Counseling

Pre-enrollment open

Counseling Adlerià
  • Modality
  • Languages
  • Duration
    2 academic years
  • Credits
  • Schedule

    40 ECTS online asynchronously and 20 ECTS (practical workshops) online synchronously (20 weekends over the two years) on Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (Madrid time)

  • Date
    October 9, 2023
  • Location


  • Faculty

    School of Psychology, Education and Sport Science

Three reasons to choose this master degree

Students learn psychological counseling and Adlerian therapy online and in Spanish, in an international environment, with students and professors from different countries.


Third edition of the first graduate studies course in Adlerian Psychology


100% online and with an internationally recognized faculty

Multimodal modality

Asynchronous classes and assignments and synchronous classes and internships. Possibility to participate in additional in-person or hybrid 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, family cohabitation difficulties, work stress, 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 degree lasts two years and consists of 60 ECTS: 40 ECTS online asynchronously and 20 ECTS (practical workshops) online synchronously, held on 20 weekends over the two years on Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (Madrid time).

Who is it for?

Bachelors, diploma holders or university graduates related to the field of social sciences, education or health. Preference is given to graduates or bachelors in Psychology, while others must certify previous knowledge in Adlerian Psychology/Positive Discipline.

Find out more about the International Master Degree in Adlerian Counseling

Anabella Shaked, faculty of the Master degree, explains

Descubre más información del Máster Internacional en Counseling Adleriano

Find out more about the International Master Degree in Adlerian Counseling

Ursula Oberst, coordinator of the Master degree, explains

Ursula Oberst coordinadora Màster Internacional en Counseling Adlerià

International Master Degree in Adlerian Counseling

Julio Alvarado, co-coordinator of the Master degree, explains

Máster Internacional en Counseling Adleriano

In collaboration with:

Adler university


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 will be completed online asynchronously, and practical modules 4 and 5 will be completed online synchronously on weekends (see schedule and calendar).


  • 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 a command 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.

Projecció professional

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

  • Psychotherapy and psychological orientation in private practice
  • Educational orientation in schools
  • Creation of Adlerian therapy awareness start-ups
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Teràpia i orientació psicològica en la pràctica privada

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Orientació educativa en escoles

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Creació de start-ups de divulgació adleriana

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


Dr. Ursula Oberst.

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


Dr. Ursula Oberst (SPESS 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 (SPESS Blanquerna, URL).

Dr. Clara Mateu (SPESS Blanquerna, URL).

Victoria Armet (SPESS Blanquerna, URL).

Christelle Schläpfer (Switzerland).

Ana María Gil (SPESS Blanquerna, URL).


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)
  • Resume
  • In some courses, other documents must be attached if the page on each degree indicates as such.


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 2022-2023 academic year

Financing: the amount can be paid in installments according to the following payment plan
1st year enrollment: €2,418.00 (31 credits)

Initial payment 2023
December 2023 payment
March 2024 payment

2nd year enrollment: €2,262.00 (29 credits)*
*This is the expected tuition fee according to the fee per credit announced for the 2023/24 academic year, which may change for the 2024/25 academic year

Initial payment 2024
December 2024 payment
March 2025 payment
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