Archive for the ‘Professional Associations’ Category

ACCT Presentation June 26th, 2019

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Hello everyone,
On Wednesday, June 26th at 12PM, ACCT school liaison officer will be visiting VCCT to talk about joining the association and share updates on the upcoming BC College (if there are any). All VCCT students and graduates are welcome to attend. If you wish to attend, please contact Alice 604.683.2442
See you all there!

Supervision Presentation – Shelley Coates

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

VCCT’s graduate Shelley Coates visited us on May 22nd, 2019 to provide information on the topic of counselling supervision and offer her services to our students and graduates. Shelley Coates is a Master Therapeutic Counsellor and also a Registered Counselling Supervisor with the ACCT. Shelley offers group/dyad/individual supervision as well as couples and relationships counselling. She can be reached at 604.828.1522.


The video of the presentation can be viewed here:

Sorry the camera angle was a bit off and inadvertently cut off our faces!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.


Questions for the CPCA speakers?

Monday, October 29th, 2018

As you may already know, CPCA speakers will be coming in to meet our students on November 14th at 12PM. CPCA speakers have asked that we prepare a list of questions to be answered during the presentation. If there are any questions you would like to submit to the CPCA speakers, please be sure to submit them to me by no later than November 9th, 2018.

CPCA Presentation November 14 at 12PM

Friday, October 26th, 2018

We will be inviting CPCA speakers to meet our students and speak about joining the association on November 14th, 2018 from 12PM – 1PM.  All students and graduates are welcome to attend.  Please let me know if you will be attending.

A link to access the online stream of the presentation will be provided approximately 15 minutes prior to the presentation to students that request it. Please download Zoom ( in advance if you will be attending the presentation online.

If you have any questions that you would like for the CPCA speakers to address during the presentation, please send them to me by no later than November 9th, 2018.

Thank you!

VCCT is on the CPCA’s approved institution list

Friday, October 26th, 2018

What does this mean?

Well, it means that VCCT graduates do not have to prove that their education meets the CPCA criteria when applying to the association.  We have already done that for you.  CPCA has thoroughly reviewed the curriculum for our diploma program and determined that it includes all the core competencies and sufficient skills practice hours required to meet their academic criteria.

You will, however, still need to fulfill all other requirements including submitting reference letters, criminal record report and proof of liability insurance, etc.

CPCA and ACCT are both FactBC member associations and we encourage all students/graduates to research both associations before making a decision to pursue a professional designation.

Please be reminded that CPCA will be visiting VCCT on Wednesday, November 14th at 12PM.  Please be sure to join us on campus or online for the presentation.

Have a great day everyone!

New ACCT Direct-Client Hours Requirement

Friday, October 26th, 2018

In June, ACCT ( made an announcement that the association will be making changes to its membership requirements. As of July 1st, 2018, ACCT requires all new members to have acquired at least 100 hours of direct-client hours in addition to their instructional hours. These hours must be completed through paid or non-paid work within an agency or through private practice under supervision of a qualified counselling supervisor. Students who have difficulty acquiring the direct-client hours as defined by ACCT, or simply choose not to join ACCT, will have the option to register with the CPCA ( instead. CPCA continues to recognize and accept practical hours completed within a recognized counselling program. CPCA members must successfully complete a comprehensive exam and receive a minimum of 70% to join the association.

For more information, please contact the associations directly or contact Alice or Rob at VCCT.