The Counsellor Educators and Supervisors Chapter (CES) is one of the oldest chapters of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. It was established very early in the Association’s history, back when the name was still the Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association.

The objectives of the CES Chapter are as follows:

  • To provide an opportunity for counsellor educators and clinical supervisors to meet for discussion of critical issues in teaching, supervision, and research in the area of counsellor education and clinical supervision.
  • To provide a forum for ongoing information exchange and professional development (skill and knowledge based).
  • To serve as a vehicle for lobbying appropriate university departments and facilities, governments and agencies to help counsellor education programs meet their primary goal of preparing professionally competent counsellors.
  • To provide a means by which counsellor educators and clinical supervisors can help one another to develop and obtain research support provincially and federally through increased collaboration.
  • To serve as a direct link with the National Association, thereby providing for the presentation of mutually sought aims and objectives.

These objectives are met in a number ways, including: with the CCPA managed Chapter listserv, the Chapter website, and the hosting of a CES Chapter workshop at each annual national CCPA conference.

Constitution and By-laws

The Chapter’s bylaws are a set of rules that control the actions of its members and govern the internal management of the Chapter.

Chapter Executive

Position Name
President Kelly Brenton
Past-President Gillian Smith
Secretary / Treasurer Tanya Surette
President-Elect Vacant
Director of Counsellor Educators Rosina Meta
Director of Supervision Blythe Shepard
Doctoral Student Liaison Vacant
Board Liaison Angelica Germanese

Joining the Chapter

All CCPA members are welcomed to join the Counsellor Educators and Supervisors Chapter (CES), under the appropriate category of Chapter membership:

  1. Voting Member. For anyone involved in teaching or clinical supervision of individuals preparing to become professional counsellors and in the professional development of counsellors across the career span (e.g., entry to practice, mid-career, and beyond) and in diverse academic and non-academic work settings. Retired counsellor educators and clinical supervisors are also welcomed as members.
  2. Student Member. For anyone currently registered in a doctoral degree program in counselling or a related field. Students are non-voting members.
  3. Associate Member. For anyone else wanting to join the Counsellor Educators and Supervisors Chapter who do not meet the requirements of voting members.

The annual fee for Voting Members and Associate Members is $20. There is no fee for Student Members.

For more details on how to join the Counsellor Educators and Supervisors Chapter, please call the National office (Toll free:1-877-765-5565).

Doctoral Student Dissemination Award

The Doctoral Student Dissemination Award is awarded by the Counsellor Educators and Supervisors Chapter.


Circle of Practice Events

The Counsellors Educators and Supervisors Chapter holds recurring Circle of Practice in Supervision Events, each focused on different aspects of clinical supervision. Each Circle is free for Chapter members and is approved for CECs by CCPA (1 credit per hour).

Email CCPA’s membership department to become a member of the Chapter in order to join!

2024 Schedule:

Friday, February 23, 2024, from 3:30-5:00 pm. Eastern Time

Friday, March 22, 2024, from 3:30-5:00 pm. Eastern Time

Friday, May 10, 2024, from 3:30-5:00 pm. Eastern Time

Friday, June 21, 2024, from 3:30-5:00 pm. Eastern Time

To register, log in to the membership section of CCPA, go to the Events tab (events calendar) and scroll to the event titled, Circle of Practice for each date listed below.

Some feedback from previous Circle of Practice in Supervision Events attendees:

“The Circle means that we are collaborative, supportive and cross pointing in terms of knowledge.”
“The Circle is a place for supervisors across the country to gather, grow, connect and cultivate self-awareness.”
“The Circle allows us to connect with others and reflect on our supervision practice; increases our accountability and collaboration; introduces us to the many faces of clinical supervision.”
“A Circle of connection, community, collaboration, and whole-hearted leadership.”
“The Circle is a learning opportunity where counsellors and therapists meet each other as practitioners and share ideas, teach and learn, and collaborate, offering a sense of belonging and connection.”

Clinical Supervision Workshops

Clinical Supervision Workshops

Introductory to advanced workshops brought to you by experienced Clinical Supervisors and special presenters!

Click here to register for upcoming workshops and earn CEC’s.

Contact the Counsellor Educators and Supervisors Chapter president!

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