The Association of Students for Philosophy

The UFV Student Association of Philosophy for Counsellors (SAPC) is a division of the UFV Association for Students of Philosophy (ASP). We are students interested in the study and applications of philosophy to therapy and counselling. Our goal is to educate the students, staff, and faculty of UFV, as well as the greater community about the function of philosophy in therapy and counseling.

Philosophy helps us to examine our beliefs, values, and assumptions. Philosophy differentiates between the mind and the brain. The mind is our beliefs, values and assumptions, and our brain is the biological organ.  Philosophy and psychotherapy have a lot in common in that philosophy is essentially the ‘talk therapy’ component of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

Our association meets on a weekly basis to discuss ideas and collaborate on reasoned philosophical approaches and solutions to various case studies from counselling and psychotherapy. Along with our many ongoing research projects we also broadcast through the Cascade and on our Facebook page, in which our discussions illustrate the use of philosophy in counselling. We can be reached through our Facebook page which is the Canadian Association of Philosophical Counselling.

Upcoming Events

Check back soon for more exciting events!

Past Events

The Association of Students of Philosophy presents:

A Talk on Global Poverty with Sylvia Berryman - Who's Afraid of Creating Dependency?

Thursday, April 3, 2014
2:00 - 3:30pm
room B101

For more information on this event, please contact the ASP president Robert Thiesen at

The ASP is supporting two related events in Philosophy of Religion coming up in the next couple days.  We hope that you will join us.

"Faith is Not a Virtue"
Lecture by Peter Boghossian

Peter Boghossian, author of ‘A Manual for Creating Atheists,’ will evaluate ‘faith’ as a way of knowing things. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 2:00 - 4:30pm
Room B101, UFV Abbotsford Campus


"Does God Exist"
Lecture by Michael Horner

Michael Horner, a Christian philosopher, will explore arguments for God’s existence and objections. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 7:00pm
Room B101, UFV Abbotsford Campus

Both events will have extensive question periods at the end!


Watch a Video: "Change Your Mind, Change Your Brain?"


Inventing Mental Illness

Truth about antidepressants & chemical imbalance

Meeting Notes 



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