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Peter Raabe

Peter Raabe

Associate Professor


Abbotsford campus, D3089

Phone: 604.504.7441, local 4758

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Professor Peter Raabe received his PhD from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1999. He began teaching at UBC that same year, coming to the University of the Fraser Valley in 2003. His interests and teaching include applied philosophy, especially in relation to the fields of counselling and psychotherapy, philosophy of psychology and psychiatry, reasoning (critical thinking), metaphysics and epistemology (reality and knowledge), and philosophy of mind. He is the author of three books, two published by Praeger: Philosophical Counselling: Theory and Practice and Issues in Philosophical Counselling and one published by Jason Aronson: Philosophy's Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy. He is a contributor to, and the editor of the book Philosophical Counselling and the Unconscious published by Trivium Publications.

Recently, Peter was invited to speak at the first International Conference of Humanities Therapy in Korea. To read the paper Peter presented, visit the Korea conference web page. Highlights of his trip were also featured in UFV Today.


PhD, University of British Columbia, 1999
MA, University of British Columbia, 1995
BA (Hons), University of British Columbia, 1994 


He has a private practice in philosophical counselling in which philosophical discussion is used to help individuals deal with their life problems and issues. Peter's work on mental health counselling was featured in an article in the Spring 2011 edition of UFV's Skookum magazine, titled "'Not-So-Crazy' Talk." For more information about his peer reviewed journal essays, international presentations, and workshops, and visit his philosophical counselling website

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