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Op-ed Vancouver Sun: British Columbians need protection from unregulated counsellors

The Vancouver Sun has published an online article from the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, who are calling for counsellors in BC to be regulated so that the public can be assured of competent, ethical services. http://vancouversun.com/opinion/opinion-british-columbians-deserve-more-protection

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Counsellors should have a College to make counselling therapy a fully regulated profession in BC

Dr. Glen Grigg, chair of FACTBC, talks in this op-ed article about the need for regulatory oversight of counselling therapists.http://vancouversun.com/opinion/opinion-we-need-a-b-c-college-of-counselling-therapists

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CBC interview and article highlights the need for regulation of counselling therapists in BC

Please check out the CBC Almanac interview by host, Gloria Macarenko, with guests Dr. Glen Grigg, chair of FACTBC, and Bernadine Fox http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/programs/bcalmanac/nov-28-2016-cetaceans-in-aquariums-call-to-regulate-therapists-1.3871522. CBC Canada posted this article on a BC patient’s personal experience with a counsellor/therapist who was not regulated. At the moment, BC’s 5000 counselling therapists are not regulated by a College and

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FACTBC continue to meet with MLA’s

met with Jane Thornthwaite, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour and the chair of the standing committee on children and youth.

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Vancouver Coastal Health Medical Health Officer supports the regulation of counselling therapists in BC

Dr. Paul Martiquet, the Vancouver Coastal Health Medical Health Officer for Sunshine Coast and Powell River, recently wrote an article about regulating counselling in BC. Check it out here: http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/regulating-counselling .

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FACTBC welcomes CACCF!

The Federation of Associations for Counselling Therapists in BC has welcomed the Canadian Addiction Counsellor Certification Federation to the FACTBC membership. CACCF promotes, certifies and monitors the competency of addiction specific counsellors in Canada. CACCF provides its members with professional, credible, and legal certification through a process that examines demonstrated work competency. CACCF becomes the

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FACTBC welcomes Canadian Art Therapy Association!

The Federation of Associations for Counselling Therapists in BC has welcomed the Canadian Art Therapy Association to the FACTBC membership. CATA represents the national voice of art therapy, ensuring professional standards for art therapists in the interest of public safety and trust and upholding ethical and educational standards for professional designation of art therapists. CATA

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FACTBC updates the competency profile

FACTBC has updated our entry-to-practice competency profile. The original CP was created by the Task Group for Counsellor Certification in 2007 after two years of consultation with a multi-association working committee. The 2007 CP was shared with Nova Scotia and Ontario as they established their own regulatory Colleges. Working again with expert consultant Dr. David

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Competency profile update

One of the next steps for FACTBC has been to update the 2007 competency profile. Under the able direction of David Cane, FACTBC consultant, the appointed committee worked collegially, collaboratively, and with genuine commitment to public safety and professional quality, to transform the initial, ground-breaking document into a more coherent statement of what counselling therapists

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Check out our updates!

There are important updates on the FACTBC website which give you current information on what FACTBC has been doing over the past year and where we stand at the present moment. Two documents have been uploaded and are available in the “latest news”. There is also an excellent video that explains regulation that will be

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