CCPA Accreditation of Counsellor Education Programs in Canada: An Historical Perspective

  • Sharon E. Robertson University of Calgary
  • William Borgen The University of British Columbia
Keywords: Counsellor Education

Abstract

Since the 1970s, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association has promoted the development of guidelines and standards for the education and training of counsellors in Canada. This article outlines the evolution of this process from early discussions and initiatives into formal procedures and standards for accreditation of counsellor education programs at the master’s level and the creation of the Council on Accreditation of Counsellor Education Programs (CACEP). The activities of CACEP are described, the significance of CACEP accreditation is explained, and suggestions for the further development of CACEP accreditation of counsellor education programs in Canada are provided.

Author Biographies

Sharon E. Robertson, University of Calgary
Educational Studies in Counselling Psychology, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Professor
William Borgen, The University of British Columbia
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education, Faculty of Education, The University of British Columbia. Professor
Published
2016-07-18
How to Cite
Robertson, S. E., & Borgen, W. (2016). CCPA Accreditation of Counsellor Education Programs in Canada: An Historical Perspective. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 50(3). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/61135
Section
Special Issue Articles/ Articles d'édition spéciale