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Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Experience: Ethics-Based Issues and Cases was published in April 2015.
This text explores ethics-based issues and cases viewed through the lens of the Canadian counselling and psychotherapy context. Its conception and construction represent the collaborative efforts of professional counsellors and psychotherapists from across Canada who, collectively, are committed to fostering informed and reflective practice in the profession.
This new textbook contains almost 600 pages of ethics-based issues and cases. Contributions have been provided by 24 authors.
Co-editors: Lorna Martin, Blythe Shepard, and Ron Lehr
Dr. Lorna Martin‘s background includes education, educational psychology, and counselling. As a former president of CCPA (2011-2013) and a consultant for the Province of Manitoba, she has worked on portfolios related to fair assessment and evaluation, curriculum development and implementation, regulation of the profession, and advocacy for persons with mental health concerns. She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor; holds certification as a Manitoba school counsellor and as a teacher in Manitoba and Ontario, and is a trained arbitrator.
Dr. Blythe Shepard is a Professor in Counselling Psychology at the University of Lethbridge. She was the President of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (2013-2015), and continues to advocate for the counselling and psychotherapy profession and the people it serves. Her areas of interest include: life-career development and counselling, counsellor training and identity, clinical supervision, and child and adolescent mental health.
Dr. Ron Lehr, is a Professor at Acadia University, and President Emeritus of CCPA. He is a contributing author to the second edition of the ethics casebook. His research interests include: counselling ethics, primarily ethical decision making, confidentiality, record-keeping and informed consent; counselllor supervision; and, school counselling.
This is a compilation of selected submissions to the “Notebook on Ethics, Legal Issues and Standards for Counsellors”, a feature in COGNICA.
Click here to download entire notebook. *Please note that this document is very large and may take a couple minutes to download*
Click on any of the following links to download a specific article from the notebook:
- A Few Interesting Decisions from Case Law
- Child Abuse and the Duty to Report
- Custody Evaluations
- Dealing with Requests for Information
- Duty to Warn
- Guidelines for Dealing with Subpoenas and Court Orders
- Issue of Confidentiality when a Client Dies
- Landmark Decision with Implications for Counsellors in Canada
- Ethics, E-mail, and the Counselling Profession
- Parent Denied Access to Counselling Notes
- Personal Information Protection and Electronics Document Act (PIPEDA)
- Record Keeping Ideas for Counsellors
- Reflections on Ethics Education in Counsellor Education Programs
- Scope of Practice for Counsellors
- Sexual Abuse of Clients: A Continuing Concern in the Helping Professions
- Special Education and the Charter: No Presumption in Favour of Integration
- Valuing Diversity and Acting Ethically
- What is Counselling: A Search for a Definition
- When Counsellors Cease to Practice
- Quelques questions intéressantes tirées de la jurisprudence
- Aide-mémoire sur la déontologie
- Obtaining Consent From Children (Revisited)
- Some Breaches of Privacy and a Groundbreaking Decision
- Les atteintes à la vie privée et une décision novatrice
- A Much Quoted Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada Regarding Medical Records
- Une décision très citée de la Cour Suprême du Canada au sujet des dossiers médicaux
- Professional Wills for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
- Confidentiality and the Wigmore Criteria
- Confidentiality and the Wigmore Criteria – A Court Case
- What is Counselling? We have an answer in the following Definition of Counselling and its Scope of Practice.
- Three Recent Decisions of Interest to Regulators and Those who Aspire to Further Statutory Regulation of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Profession in Canada
- A Standard of Care and a Case of Malpractice
- Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Acts: Two Cases Involving Their Application to Students in Public Schools
- Allegations of Professional Misconduct Against a Counsellor (An Arbitration Case)
- Professional Regulation: Some Expert Advice
- Saying No to the Police when Noncompliance is the Appropriate Response: Some Personal Examples
Since the publication of the Supervision of Counselling and Psychotherapy Handbook: A Handbook for Canadian Certified Supervisors and Applicants, updates to some sections have been required. Click here for the Update/Errata Sheet.
The Supervision of Counselling and Psychotherapy Handbook: A Handbook for Canadian Certified Supervisors and Applicants.
This Handbook is designed to support supervisors and their supervisees as they develop a positive working relationship that is simultaneously collegial, informative, timely, helpful, and developmental. Throughout this document you will find:
- Supervision requirements of regulatory colleges
- Roles and responsibilities of supervisors and supervisees
- Challenges in supervisory relationships
- Models and methods of supervision
- Legal and ethical issues in supervision
- Competency-based evaluation techniques
- Forms, templates, and supportive websites
Co-authors: Dr.Blythe Shepard & Lorna Martin
Blythe Shepard is an Associate Professor in the counselling psychology program at the University of Lethbridge. Blythe received her doctorate in educational psychology with a specialty in counselling psychology from the University of Victoria in 2002 where she continued as a faculty member and graduate advisor until 2008 in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies. Blythe continues to advocate for the counselling and psychotherapy profession and the people it serves. Blythe is the current President-elect of CCPA.
Lorna Martin is a former provincial government consultant for Manitoba Education. Her academic background is in educational psychology and counselling with a doctoral focus on assessment practices for the counselling and psychotherapy profession. Lorna has worked with government since 1995 on initiatives related to program development and implementation, assessment and evaluation, counsellor education, and support services.
This textbook has its genesis in more than a decade of pan-Canadian discussion and discourse pertaining to clinical supervision for the profession of counselling and psychotherapy. In particular, we have been attentive to ensuring that the evolution of clinical supervision in the Canadian context is attuned to our demographic, geographic, and professional practice realities. The three editors have taken on leadership roles in the counselling and psychotherapy profession, engaging in initiatives related to professional competency, assessment, ethics, and clinical supervision, and their ongoing intersection. It is with a view to supporting clinical supervision as a recognized and respected specialty area of practice that the Clinical Supervision of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Profession was borne and outreach for contributions from leading Canadian researchers, counsellor educators, and authors was nurtured. The textbook contains a total of nineteen chapters, each of which offers diverse perspectives and insights into the current state of, and recommended practices for, clinical supervision in Canada. Our intention is to make available a text that is truly helpful to practitioners of supervision and that will provide a basis for them to develop their own well-informed and well-articulated approach to clinical supervision.
Throughout this book, you will find:
- The Art and Practice of Supervision: Supporting the Development of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists
- Clinical Supervision Requirements of Regulatory Colleges and Canadian Professional Associations
- Ethical and Legal Considerations and Practices in Clinical Supervision
- Training and Supervision of Clinical Supervisors
- Models of Supervision
- Clinical Supervision: Modalities and Methods
- Acknowledgement and Generativity in Reflective Group Supervision
- Metaphoric Case Supervision
- Feminist Supervision
- Supervision of School Counsellors: An Evolving Practice
- Supervision of Counselling Students in the Indigenous Community: “Spiritualizing and Not Pathologizing”
- Career Supervision
- Challenges and Opportunities in Supervison
- Navigating Difference and Diversity in the Supervisiory Relationship
- Culture-Infused Counselling Supervision: Applying Concepts in Supervision Practices
- eSupervision: Challenges of Text-based Clinical Supervision in an online World
- Tensions in Counsellor Supervision and Supervisory Self-Care
- Direct Supervision from Students’ Perspectives
- Evaluating Outcomes in Supervision Conversations: Recognizing and Assessing Professional Developments from Within the the Supervisory Relationship
- Looking forward
Shepard, B., Martin, L., & Robinson, B. (Eds.). (2016). Clinical supervision of the Canadian counselling and psychotherapy profession. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
CCPA’s 2016 Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Canada focuses on the practical applications of counselling and psychotherapy within a Canadian context. Thirty-one Canadian contributors including researchers, authors, practitioners, and counsellor-educators who are experts in their respective fields and who are familiar with the Canadian context provide insights in this peer-reviewed volume. Divided into four sections, Part I provides an overview of the Canadian context for counselling and psychotherapy. In Part II, diversity issues in counselling and psychotherapy are explored. Part III focuses on foundational issues in theory and research. More specific clinical issues in counselling and psychotherapy are explored in Part IV. The concluding chapter in the Handbook describes current trends in counselling and psychotherapy in a Canadian context.
Gazzola, N., Buchanan, M., Sutherland, O., & Nuttgens, S. (Eds.)