Regulate the Profession of Counselling in Alberta

As you know, the Alberta chapter of CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association) has been working to regulate the profession of counselling in Alberta for over a decade.

The CCPA is part of FACT-AB, an organization that represents 14 professional counselling associations in the province.

Government will not commit

They've been working very closely with the NDP government on regulation for the past three years. At this time the government will not commit to putting it on the legislative agenda this year, before the election.

Support for regulating Counselling Therapists

The challenge is that while the government continues to express support for regulating Counselling Therapists under the HPA, it has stated that it is not a priority for legislative resources in the next year.

As a matter of public safety, this is not acceptable to the association. They've done the necessary work over the last decade to ensure regulation happens for Albertans and they'll be ready for legislation this year.

Dr. David Swann agrees

Dr. David Swann agrees that it will help to achieve many of the recommendations of the Valuing Mental Health report of the Alberta Mental Health Review Committee.

Your chance to help make history

In the next month, there is an opportunity to make this regulation happen.This is your chance to help make history and bring about widespread, positive and systemic change to mental health in Alberta. Can we count on your support?

Here's what you can do…

  • Please share this campaign with your friends, family and colleagues.
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get our updates and to help spread the word.

It only takes a few minutes to enter your information and the website automatically sends a letter to your MLA.

Every letter counts, and we are hoping to convince the government to make this a priority now.

Here is the link to the FACT-AB campaign Sign the Petition.

To learn more about the process of regulation, please visit:

FACT AB Website

As well as some recent media interviews:

Global News

CTV Primetime Alberta

Thank you in advance for your support and continued interest in this important topic!

Yes, I want to sign the petition!

  Posted: Tue Apr 10th 2018 12:00pm  3 years ago


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