CCPA Honorary Life Membership Award
This special award is given to members who have made a considerable contribution to the aims and objectives of CCPA.
Lorne Flavelle is the only CCPA Past President whose contributions were previously noted with his own award. Lorne filled many roles during his work with CCPA. He was the Quebec Anglophone Director for 4 years, President Elect, President and Past President from 2001-2007, secretary to the Board and Certification Registrar for 2 years, co founder of the Private Practitioners Chapter where he has served as the Chapter’s President and Treasurer. Lorne is a strong Ambassador for CCPA and he has encouraged many others to become actively involved with the Association. He has regularly gone beyond the call of duty. And those of you who have regularly attended the CCPA conference know that “Chez Lorne” is always open.
Dr Ron Lehr has served CCPA in a number of capacities over many years: President-Elect, President and Past-President from 2007-2013, provincial Director for Nova Scotia, he is a strong and active advocate for the regulation of Registered Counselling Therapists in Nova Scotia, president of the Counsellor Educators Chapter, chair of the Ethics Committee, co author of 2 CCPA publications on ethics issues and cases and contributing editor to CCPA’s Standards of Practice, site visitor f or CACEP and c o-chair of the 2009 National Symposium on Inter-Provincial and Territorial Mobility within the Counselling Profession. It was under Ron’s leadership that CCPA introduced the National Indigenous Director position to the Board thereby ensuring Indigenous issues are addressed in national policy and program decisions. He also helped to launch the Social Justice Chapter.
Dr. Blythe Shepard is receiving this Honorary Membership award for her outstanding contributions to CCPA over the last 12 years. Blythe was the Regional Director for British Columbia. She then moved to Alberta where she served as the Regional Director for Alberta for 4 years. During the time that she was a Director she also served as the CCPA Treasurer. If that was not enough she then served as President Elect, President and Past President from 2011-2017. Her accomplishments and contributions are many. In no particular order, Blythe served on the BC Task Group and FACT BC from 2005 until now. It is this group that developed the competency profile that is in use in several provinces. Blythe continues to serve this group by being a member of the Registration Committee of FACT BC. She served as the Chair of the CCC Certification Committee for several years, co-developed the CCC-S program and the corresponding master’s level course and continues to sit on the advisory committee for this program. She teaches the Master’s level supervision course on behalf of CCPA, chaired the Governance Committee, edited two textbooks for CCPA, the Ethics Casebook and the Supervision Textobook and co-wrote the Supervision Handbook. Blythe has co-chaired a project which has developed a set of supervision competencies. She has been the co-chair of the 2009 and 2011 National Symposium on Inter-Provinicial and Territorial Mobility whithin the Counselling Profession. Blythe was a member of the Competency Profile Committee for FACT-Alberta, gounded the AB/NWT Chapter, initiated the Northern Network Project, and the list goes on..