January 23, 2017

To Our Members

We will be starting to think about our Winter Newsletter soon...

If you would like to write an article to share

please email it to the registrar at


for review.

 If you have any ideas or thoughts for our newsletter

please let us know!


January 3, 2017

Happy New Year

Welcome back to all those returning members and new applicants

we are excited for the new year and

we wish you all the best for 2017!



December 13, 2016

Merry Christmas

We hope that you have had a fabulous year and we look forward to 2017.
Our office will be closed for 2 Weeks during Christmas Holidays from
December 19-January 3 
All Renewals, Applications and questions submitted during this time will be processed in January 2017.
We wish you a holiday season filled with happiness. 
The National Registrar and the Board of Directors


November 29, 2016


The Winter Newsletter has been sent out through email

please let us know if you are interested in

becoming a member of either the 

 Professional Development


 Membership/Communication (Special Events)



November 8, 2016

Winter Newsletter

Coming soon...

2017 Invoices have been sent out and are due
January 2, 2017
Please make sure to update your
personal or work information with the office by email to Inquiry@ccpcp.ca


November 1, 2016

 Happy November!


October 25, 2016

Job Posting

Nova Scotia Teachers Union is looking to fill the following position.
If interested please follow the application instructions
in the link below by 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 4:00 p.m

Counsellor Job Posting - 2016.pdf


October 18, 2016

Exciting bonus for current Full and Candidate CCPCP Members Renewing for 2017!

As a bonus for our current Full, ACP and Candidate Members who refer a colleague to the CCPCP, who is accepted for membership prior to January 31, 2017, you will receive a free 6 month Psychology Today Subscription. *
  New Applicants will see on our updated application forms that there is a space for your colleague to fill in the name and membership number of the current member who has referred them to the CCPCP.
Thank you for your valued membership and we look forward to an exciting 2017!
* This offer only applies to Full, ACP, and Candidate Membership Renewals

October 13, 2016

Job Posting

St. Stephen's College in Edmonton, Alberta

is looking to fill the following position.

Chair of the Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality

If interested please follow the application instructions

in the link below by November 15, 2016

Stephens College


October 4, 2016

2017 Renewal Invoices coming soon...

Renewal fees are Due January 1, 2017

 September 20, 2016

Are you an Accredited Training Institution?


 In appreciation of the mutual efforts we share in support of students, the CCPCP would like to

offer your school an associate membership with us.  If you wish to join the list of member

associations and be featured on the CCPCP website, please contact me directly at,

inquiry@ccpcp.ca  and ask me how!





 September 9, 2016

Student Memberships


Exciting news for students …   become a member of a national self-regulatory college and take your first step toward professional recognition.  
 The Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists recently expanded membership to include students enrolled in programs that teach counselling related skills such as social work, psychology, counselling, addictions, nursing, human services, coaching, education, holistic studies, and others. 
CCPCP benefits for students:  Membership in the Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists plays an important role in a student’s natural progression towards competency, supervision, and professional practice.   Student members can list membership with the CCPCP on a resume and job applications.; receive current information about developments in the mental health industry; and network with experienced practitioners, mentors, and prospective employers. 
Student membership fees only $50 per year.





August 30, 2016
Interested in Becoming
more Involved with the CCPCP?
We are extending an invitation for 
our members to join one of our 
available Board Committees.
                                           -Human Resources
                                           -Professional Development
                                           -Membership/Communication (Special Events)
Please contact the registrar at inquiry@ccpcp.ca 
if you are interested. 

August 16, 2016
Are you a PAST MEMBER of the CCPCP?
Have a look at all of our exciting new updates including...
- 5 Designations- Full Member, Candidate Member, Student Member,
Associate Member and
our newest Advanced Counselling Practitioner
- New Members no longer have to be a member of another association
Please contact the CCPCP office at inquiry@ccpcp.ca
If you are a past member interested in reapplying with the CCPCP and would like more information on a special offer just for you.


August 03, 2016 

Job Posting

Seneca College in Ontario 

is looking to fill the following position.

ACADEMIC Counsellor–Sexual Assault and Advocacy 

If interested please follow the application instructions

in the link below by August 16, 2016



 New Applicants

Full and Candidate Member Applicants

Please take note that as of July 2016 our Full and Candidate Member Application requires you to provide a transcript from an accredited training program that includes courses specific to the competencies required for the practice of counselling or psychotherapy. 


CCPCP News Flash

Advanced Designation now available for full CPCP members

The motion introduced at the June AGM was approved by the membership to add the specialized designation, Advanced Counselling Practitioner (ACP) to the list of CCPCP member classifications

Overview:  This designation is intended for qualified members of the CCPCP who have acquired advanced, competency-based training and supervised experience in an area of specialization.  The designation -- Advanced Counselling Practitioner (ACP) informs clients, colleagues, and the general public that the CCPCP member has been granted professional recognition in their designated area of specialization.

Who May Apply?

Counsellors, Therapists, and other mental health providers who are FULL members of the CCPCP and meet the criteria may apply for designation as an Advanced Counselling Practitioner.

Once ACP designation is conferred, the member may add an additional credential to their professional title:  CCPCPr, ACP (area of specialization to be noted in parentheses)

The following areas of specialization are reflective of the CCPCP’s mandate to be inclusive of ALL mental health practitioners who meet the competency standards for membership.  The CCPCP Examination Board will evaluate any applicant’s request for inclusion, if their specific area of specialization is not included on the list below. 

Youth and Family Counsellor

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Play Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Marriage Counselling

Equine Therapy

Sex and Intimacy Counsellor

Executive Coaching

Special Education Specialist

EMDR Therapy

Grief Counselling

Life Coaching

Addictions Counsellor


Spiritual Care Practitioner

Feminist-based Therapy

Solution Focused Counselling

Music Therapy

Vocational/Career Counselling

Art Therapy

Geriatric Support Counselling

Internet Counselling

Clinical Supervision

Trauma and Crisis Counselling


Group Counselling

Behavioral Therapy

Culturally-based Counselling



2016 Annual General Meeting

Thank you to all members who submitted their motions 

for our AGM.

Meeting minutes have been sent out via Email 


Motion Proxy E-Blast

As of June 7, 2016 you should have received an email proxy regarding 

important motions to be passed at our 2016 AGM.

Please take some time to read and respond with your decision

before Monday June 13 at 12 PM. 

If you did not receive this email please message the national registrar



with your updated email address. 



2016 Annual General Meeting

Please take note that our AGM will be held on

June 14, 2016 


11:00 am

Please contact the registrar at inquiry@ccpcp.ca for any questions regarding the AGM

(Minutes will be sent out to all CCPCP members following the meeting)



New Members

New Members are welcome to apply at any time of year

and are eligible for Pro-Rated Dues!


CCPCP now welcomes students and intern members; offers liability insurance, and other new benefits... see below for details

CCPCP is a national, voluntary, self-regulatory college dedicated to protecting the rights of public consumers of mental health services.  Membership is made up of professionals who demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of ethics and competence in the delivery of mental health services.

CCPCP’s ‘inclusive model’ is open to practitioners from a variety of educational backgrounds and disciplines including counsellors and therapists, nurses, educators, life coaches, theologians and other professionals.  The college brings together qualified practitioners committed to protecting the public’s interest by providing the highest standard of mental health care for the clients we serve.   And we welcome you to join us.

Interprovincial members of this national college mix and mingle with others in the field either virtually, or in professional and leisure settings. Imagine an organization that connects experts, interns, and students from a wide variety of mental health subjects.  The power of a diverse membership is a valuable asset, providing individual members information and mentoring opportunities from other areas of expertise. 

New benefits for members:

(Changes to bylaws related to membership classes were approved by a general vote of the membership, October 15, 2015)

CCPCP has broadened the levels of membership to include Student members and Candidate members who wish to join the roster of experienced full members.  Full members have completed specialized training in mental health; a minimum of 2 years supervised clinical experience, and demonstrate core competencies required for the practice of counselling or psychotherapy.

Candidates for full membership have completed an accredited training program that includes competencies required for the practice of counselling or psychotherapy, and are currently working under clinical supervision in a counselling related position. 

Student membership, available for students currently enrolled in an accredited institution that offers courses in the core competencies necessary for the practice of counselling or psychotherapy.  Student Membershipis part of the natural progression towards supervision, competency development and professional practice. 

Change in Membership criteria:  CCPCP no longer requires applicants who meet CCPCP membership criteria, and successfully complete the entrance evaluation to belong to a professional association.

Liability Insurance is now available to full and candidate members at reasonable rates through a sponsored insurance provider.  In addition to comprehensive professional liability coverage, members may also quality for general risk coverage.  See website for details.

Designation- Full and Candidate Membership in the CCPCP include a registered, professional designation.  The designation is recognized by clients, potential employers, referral sources, and insurance providers as evidence of the member’s commitment to an ethical and professional standard of practice.

Full member designation: (CCPCP-R)

Candidate member designation: (CCPCP-cand.) 

Keeping membership fees low- As a non-profit, self-regulatory college, we offer affordable membership fees.  

See member benefits under  About the College for a complete list.

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