Counsellor Directory

This innovative membership service serves to promote business information about your counselling practice, specialized services and skills as well as the ability to upload a profile picture and business logo. With futurist trends heading towards a generation that seeks information online as well as a specific set of skills, knowledge and experience, the CPCA believes this directory will provide a competitive edge for marketing our member's counselling services across Canada to the public, insurance providers, EAP contractors and government for verification of your legitimacy. All members who are in "good standing" will be approved to list their contact information in the directory on an annual basis. It allows our members to login to their directory listing once it has been approved and make any changes to their contact information.

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Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervision completed in any/all of the following formats will be accepted by the Office of the Registrar as part of supervision requirements for membership with the CPCA. Full RPC and MPCC members need a minimum of 6 total hours of supervision in any combination per calendar year (plus 12 hours professional development) to meet renewal criteria.

Qualifying Types of Supervision: 

(Click here to download a supervision tracking form)

 One-to-one structured

 with a registered Qualified Clinical Supervisor                     (24 of the total 150 hours required for Candidate members must be individual sessions)


 consultation with workplace-designated supervisor              This supervision includes individual and/or group sessions, quick phone calls, face-to-face immediate consults, clinical oversight as a result of employment or placement in a mental health setting.

 Direct Observational

 Recorded audio/video, or in-session observation


 with a Qualified Clinical Supervisor, (max. 8 persons)        This supervision includes case summaries, technique/intervention education, role play, moderated discussion about clients & clinical practice.

 Peer debrief

 moderated by a Qualified Supervisor, (max. 5 persons)   moderated by experienced clinician,  (max. 5 persons)           This form of supervision addresses effective use of Self in therapy, self-care, and emotional & psychological cost of being a “people helper” (vicarious trauma). Peer debriefing does NOT include client/case discussion, clinical practice or therapy techniques.

 Journal Club

 moderated by experienced clinical researcher/clinician. Assigned readings (published research, peer reviewed articles) with critique, discussion, debate, & practical application as focus.


 intentionally matched clinicians. Experienced therapist/mentor must have significantly greater experience than the mentee.


Initiating Supervision for Candidacy

1. Submit Name, designation and CV of anticipated Qualified Clinical Supervisor   (QCS) for approval. If the QCS is a CPCA member, a CV is not required.

2.Upon approval of QCS, submit the following documents:  

   Supervision Declaration & Agreement

   Supervision Informed Consent                        

Substantiating Supervision received for Candidacy

1. Submit Quarterly Supervision Report signed by Clinical Supervisor every 3 months.

2. Submission of Supervision Evaluation form by the Clinical Supervisor complete with recommendations and/or comments regarding the evaluated competencies of the candidate for full RPC registration.

The above required forms must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar
 by email to:  by fax to: 1-250-558-3369 or
by mailing to: 3306 32nd Ave., Suite 203, Vernon, BC V1T 2M6

Substantiating Supervision received for Annual Renewal Requirements

All registered members (RPC) and master practitioners (MPCC & MPCC-S) are required to attest to the completion of 6 hours minimum when submitting their Annual Renewal Form as well as 12 hours minimum of Professional Development and current Liability Insurance.


Mission Statement

The Canadian Professional Counsellors Association is dedicated to the recognition of competence and professionalism in counselling and psychotherapy.