Raabe, Peter


He/ Him/ His

Job Title

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy


University of the Fraser Valley

EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s

PhD, 1999; MA 1995


Educational Studies – General – Philosophy in education and mental healthcare


North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Dr. Peter B. Raabe (Canada) is internationally recognized as “one of the world’s leading experts in the use of philosophy in the prevention and treatment of so-called ‘mental illnesses’.” (quote is from counselling journal) He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada for his research work in Philosophical Counselling. He is Emeritus Associate Professor of Philosophy from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Abbotsford, Canada, where he taught a variety of courses including philosophy of mind, reasoning, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and a specialized upper-level course of philosophy for students and practitioners of counselling and psychotherapy. He is the author of many peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, international conference presentations, Zoom seminars, and workshops on the theme of philosophy’s role in mental healthcare. He is on the editorial boards of several international publications. He is the author of three books: Philosophy’s Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy (Jason Aronson); Issues in Philosophical Counseling (Praeger); and Philosophical Counseling: Theory and Practice, (Praeger). He is co-editor of Women in Philosophical Counseling (Lexington). He is also a contributing author and editor of Philosophical Counseling and the Unconscious (Trivium Press). He is still a practicing, certified philosophical counsellor. He lives in North Vancouver, Canada with his wife where he’s planning his next book, among other stuff.


Website: http://www.peterraabe.ca

Email: peter.raabe@ufv.ca