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Are you a current CCPA member in good standing?

Are you a counsellor educator in a master’s level counselling program in a Canadian post-secondary institution?

Do you want to develop skills and make positive contributions in the area of counsellor education accreditation as a site visitor?

This workshop is just for you!

Did you know that the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) supports the accreditation of master’s level counsellor education programs in Canada?

In 2003, CCPA established the Council on Accreditation of Counsellor Education Programs (CACEP), which has been operating ever since and recently has undergone an extensive review.

On-site visits by a team of experts in the field are an essential part of the CACEP review process. CACEP is seeking to broaden the base of site visitor expertise available to review masters programs seeking accreditation.

For this half day pre-conference training workshop, Drs. William Borgen and Sharon Robertson (CACEP Co-Chairs) will examine the most current CACEP accreditation standards with examples and discussions about how these standards might be met. They will also explain the CACEP accreditation process, focusing on the conduct of site visits.

This is an interactive workshop which will include the use of scenarios, role-plays, and discussion to foster development of knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to be a CACEP site visitor.

When? The half day site visitor training workshop will be held on May 16, 2017 from 8:30 am – 12:00 noon Newfoundland Time.

Where? St. John’s, Newfoundland at the 2017 CCPA annual conference.

What Will Participants Do?

  • Complete the assigned pre-reading in advance of the in-person training workshop;
  • Attend the in-person half day training workshop in St. John’s, Newfoundland; and
  • Engage in a post-workshop teleconference call.

Important note: Applicants must commit to being present for the entire workshop which includes pre-reading, an in-person half training day workshop in St. John’s, Newfoundland and a post-workshop teleconference call with the understanding that they will participate in subsequent CACEP site visitor activities.

Who May Apply? Current CCPA members who are in good standing, are counsellor educators for a master’s level counselling program in Canada and who are interested in becoming a CACEP site visitor. Note: Space is limited for this workshop.

How Do I Apply?


  • Completed application form (below); and
  • Current résumé.

The application form and accompanying documents must be sent to Dr. William Borgen by January 15, 2017 (11:59 pm Eastern Time). Applications will then be reviewed by the workshop leaders in terms of application completeness and criteria listed below. Successful applicants will be notified prior to January 31, 2017. Successful applicants will be granted $500.00 towards additional expenses related to attending the in-person site visitor training workshop in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This grant will be provided by CCPA. Participants will receive this funding after they participated in the post-workshop teleconference call.

How will Successful Candidates be Determined?

The criteria to determine successful candidates for the CACEP Site Visitor Pre-Conference Training Workshop are based on information provided by the applicant in the following areas:

  • Perspective on service in relation to counsellor education accreditation (or equivalent programs);
  • Professional learning and development;
  • Evaluation and/or accreditation involvement;
  • Continuous learning and professional development;
  • Process-based thinking and results-based orientation; and
  • Professional integrity and commitment.

Applications will be reviewed by the workshop leaders. Based on the overall review, candidates will be selected for this pre-conference training workshop.

Thank you/Merci/Meegwetch,

William Borgen, R Psych, PhD (CACEP Co-Chair)Natasha Caverley, PhD, CCC (CCPA National President)Sharon Robertson, PhD, R Psych (CACEP Co-Chair)