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EXCITING NEWS! There’s a new bursary for Counselling Psychology Graduate Students located in the National Region!
A quick summary of the details:
– 3 x $2,500.00 bursaries available for counselling psychology graduate students located in the National Capital Region
– Current CCPA student member and a member of the National Capital Region Chapter of the CCPA
-Students who self-identify as Indigenous and/or a Person of Colour, disabled or chronically ill or as a member of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community
Application deadline September 30, 2023
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2022-2023 Schedule of Educational Events - NCR Chapter/CCPA

Psychotherapists, Students, Counsellors and those in related fields are cordially invited to attend the NCR Chapter – Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s 2020-2021 Professional Development Speaker Presentation and Workshop Series as outlined below. Full day workshops require advanced registration and registration fees.

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The objectives of the National Capital Region (NCR) Chapter are to provide professional development and networking opportunities for members working or studying in the counselling and psychotherapy fields. The NCR membership represents a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of specialty. In order to promote community involvement, chapter meetings are advertised at different social agencies, colleges, universities, and private practitioners’ offices. The NCR executive officers hold events in English at Saint Paul University, inviting counselling and psychotherapy practitioners and counselling and psychotherapy students to attend for the purpose of professional development and networking and to become members of CCPA. The NCR chapter holds monthly speaker series presentations that offer local presenters of high calibre and expertise from the counseling and psychotherapy community. Typically, the 90-minute lecture is followed by group discussion for 30 minutes. Each year, the topics and speakers are predetermined from the collective suggestions of the participants and the membership of the Board of Directors. Also, there are three full day workshops, which are held in the Fall, Winter and Spring. CCPA members who participate in the workshops and monthly speaker series presentations may apply for continuing educational units (CEC’s) required for maintaining certification. The chapter invites all members to attend the Annual General Meeting held in May of every year. The list of presentations scheduled for the current year is available on the CCPA website. A new professional development activity called the Self-Care Day began in 2016 and is scheduled to be held in September each year as a full day focus on Self-Care.  We encourage all of our membership to take advantage of this event.  More details will be available on this website. In addition, there are networking opportunities with the Student Social at University of Ottawa in September and the Winter Social in January.  Again, more details soon to come. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Chapter Executive and Directors

Position Name
President Leslie Walker
President-Elect Vacant
Treasurer Tina Wilston
Secretary Rotating role
Workshop Registrar Lana Litvinov
Communications Director Michelle Davidson
Director Ruth Coward
Director Kate Logan
Director Kelly Wilkinson
Director Tina Wilston
Director Lynda-Marie Trifilette
Director Oxford York
Director Patrick Kelly
Director Dalia Wood
Board Liaison Cynthia Schoppmann
Saint Paul's Student Liaison Vacant
uOttawa Student Liaison Vacant
Yorkville University Student Liaison Aanal Mehta

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Board Member Applications and Elections

All those interested in joining the Chapter Executive or Board are encouraged to submit an application.

Please submit your application to the Chapter President, Leslie Walker, for review at [email protected].

Elections for Board positions will be taking place at the upcoming AGM on May 15th 2024 from 6:00-7:00 via Zoom.

All those interested in submitting an application must present their candidature in person at the AGM to be considered for a position.

Further details with the election process will be sent out to all NCR members and will be posted on the NCR Facebook page, two weeks prior to the AGM

Constitutions and Bylaws

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