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Does my training meet the requirements for membership?

Graduate of an accredited college or university, which has the following program accreditation requirements:

Training Requirements:

  • 450 Hours of training from any approved institution.
  • Must include 90 hours of practicum.
Practicum Requirements:
  • 90 hours in a classroom setting or 36 hours counselling sessions completed in an agency setting under approved supervision.
Instructor's Qualifications (minimum):
  • Master's degree or equivalent in counselling field and 8 years of counselling experience.
Required topic areas:
  • Clinical assessment
  • Grief Counselling Skills
  • Communication, Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Crisis Intervention / Group Counselling
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • Human Development Theory
  • Couples and Family Counselling Skills
  • Counselling Interventions
  • Counselling Process, Skills and Techniques
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Psychopathology / Abnormal Psychology/ DSM V
  • Ethics and Ethical Practice
  • Effective Use of Self


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