Link to CPCA Approved Counselling Education Programs

The Canadian Professional Counsellors Association is a unique counselling association for several reasons. The most important reason is that the CPCA is the only counselling association that adheres to a Competency Based Model. You can learn more about the CPCA Competency Based Model by clicking on the linked text above.
If you are unsure if your counselling program meets the required educational core competencies to become a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) or Registered Professional Counsellor Candidate (RPC-C) please go the Eligibility Tab for more direction.
If you are an Educator Provider looking for academic approval of your counselling program, please email the National Registrar at

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 CPCA CE and Supervision Guidelines Continuing Education and Professional Development Guidelines  
Continuing Education/Professional Development in fulfillment of renewal requirements will meet the following criteria:
1.CE is a training experience, whether (a) in-person or online, (b) whether by oneself or with a group, (c) whether live or previously recorded. (Previously recorded training must meet criteria 6 below)
2.CE must be educational, expanding your clinical knowledge and skills to better serve your clients clinically.  Learning or instruction in counselling, counselling psychology, psychology, or psychotherapy theory and/or research; therapeutic modalities; clinical techniques, interventions, or strategies for implementation in the therapy session; structured program for certification in a therapeutic specialty (e.g., EMDR, DBT, EFT, Sand Tray, etc.).  Professionally relevant development of Self specific to authentic and effective engagement in providing mental health services. 
3.CE must come from an individual who has the appropriate training, experience, and expertise to do the training: (a) a master’s degree or equivalency, (b) a minimum of 5 years in clinical practice, (c) in good standing of their credentialing professional association, and (d) hold the appropriate title required to provide the training.
4.CE must be aligned to an approved Counselling Approach.  To see a full list of approved counselling modalities, please go to your Member Dashboard and click on Counselling Approaches. 
5.CE needs to align with the CPCA Counselling Core Competencies.
6.CE must be approved, signed off, or certified by the Trainer offering the CE verifying successful completion of the CE.  Many times, a certificate is granted to attest to the successful completion of the CE.  If not, you can request a letter or have them sign off on your documentation verifying your successful completion of the CE or use the Continuing Education Record Form below. 
 This Continuing Education Record form can be used to record any continuing education or professional development training completed. It also helps to track which core competencies you are further developing as you balance your knowledge and skill as a counselling therapist. 
Third-party verification is required for courses not listed on the website.
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The following Courses/Providers have been approved by the CPCA
for Continuing Education (CE) Credits:
The Biggest Mistakes People With Anxiety Make
(And The Solutions For Each)
Online Workshop
Date: May 17th
Time:  7:00pm to 9:00pm (MST)
For anyone living with anxiety on a regular basis, the daily struggle is real.  Sometimes, in an effort to help stop the discomfort that we see happening with someone we care about, or perhaps as we are fighting for our own sense of control over these very challenging feelings, the common responses to anxiety just end up making the patterns much worse.  We often end up feeding the anxiety instead of managing it effectively.  And this helps the anxiety dig in deeper, strengthening its hold/control over our life.

Join us to learn what NOT to do when you or someone you love is struggling with anxiety.  (We promise to give you the solution that DO work, as well!)

Cost: $25.00/person
Approved for 2 CEC's
Pre-registration for this Workshop is required. 
Please contact Tacit directly at
Special EFT Experiential Mini Workshop
Emotional Eating
Friday, May 27th
6:00pm to 8:30pm (MST time)
Eating is a part of life. Food is our fuel that makes our body and mind work well. Food is part of how we celebrate life and interact with others. Food can also be used to cope with emotions, trauma and other triggers. We can get lost is a cycle of eating that becomes physically or emotionally unhealthy. There is a lot of judgement and emotions that this evokes. 
In this 1st of a series* of mini-workshops we will start to look at the parts of emotional eating. Unacceptable, anxiety, guilt, judgement, and shame are just a few of the emotional words that can come up when working with emotional eating. These thoughts can be a first step to other disordered eating issues.
Join this experiential mini-workshop and bring your insights and curiosity. We will share thoughts, tap and give some framework to working with emotional eating.
 Presenter: Debra Coffey, RPC, MPCC-S Healthstream Counselling & Wellness
Cost: $36.75 (includes GST)
This counts as 2.5 CEC's 
To register or inquire, click on this 
or call 780-660-1428
Laugh & Learn 
Building Clients Capacity to Cope with Distress Intolerance
Sunday, May 29th
6:00pm to 7:00pm (MST time)
What happens when a person gets flooded with overwhelm? What are the body and emotional responses? What behaviours and believes might be evoked?
Come to a one hour Laugh and Learn session. Let’s dig deep into ways to increase client’s capacity to tolerate what feels intolerable. We will look at some tools that can help us support client’s to shift beliefs, lower intense body and emotional responses, and allow their coping and problem solving skills to kick in.
 Presenter: Debra Coffey, RPC, MPCC-S Healthstream Counselling & Wellness
Cost: $11.55 (includes GST)
This counts as 1 CEC 
To register or inquire, click on this 
or call 780-660-1428
Online and In Person Professional Development Training
Certificate Program and Individual Courses Available

NACTATR provides communities in North America a system that strives to anticipate the threat of violence by individuals against others or themselves, and to reduce the impact of trauma.  This threat response assessment model is used extensively in schools across Canada (just one example), and helps communities develop collaborative multidisciplinary teams focusing on early intervention, prevention, and aftermath strategies for crises, trauma, violence, and conflict.

Click on the title above to be taken to the website, for more information
Professional Development Training Opportunities
Online and In Person
Specialized and Culturally Competent Training
created for Therapists who want to work with First Responders 
(designed by First Responders and Subject Matter Experts in the field).
Therapists who are certified in FRHT are listed in a unique directory that is made available to First Responder organizations who are in need of these specialized supports for their Members. 
This Directory is currently only available in BC and AB.
Click on the title above to be taken to the FRHT website, for more information/the schedule of Training sessions that are upcoming. 
Professional Development Training Opportunities
Online and In Person 
The Gottman Trainers are pleased to offer most of their regularly scheduled In-Person Training Sessions through a Virtual On-Line format now - participants will still attend the training sessions live,
but remotely, via Zoom. 
If your business has slowed down a bit right now, this might be the perfect time to complete that Training you have been meaning to attend - without any of the travel and hotel costs associated with the regular sessions.
Click on the title above to be taken to the Gottman Events page 
for more information/the schedule of sessions that are still happening.   
Online Professional Development Training Opportunities
(in English and French)
Assessment solutions and strategic guidance to help you identify talent, develop potential, and enhance organizational performance. 
Psychometrics provides the right tools to address a range of organizational challenges such as team work, communication, conflict, leadership development, stress, and succession planning.
For more information about the Fees and Training dates for these types of Assessments, please click on the link in the title.
If you know of an Event or a Continuing Education Opportunity available for our CPCA members, please submit the details to



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competency in clinical counselling & psychotherapy.