Chapter Update – Spring 2022 Newsletter
Happy Spring! We hope that you’re doing well and that the busyness that comes with the looming end of term is manageable. We have some updates about the chapter below.
Annual General Meeting
You’re invited to our annual general meeting on Friday, May 13th at 12:00pm EST. We’re looking forward to virtually connecting with our members, discussing what we’ve done over the last year, and what we’re looking to do moving forward. We’ll be sending out the Zoom link closer to the day.
We have a wonderful team of dedicated post-secondary counsellors and we would love to add a couple more! We have the roles of Secretary and President-Elect open at this time, and as the AGM approaches, we would love to hear from you about becoming involved in the chapter.
The time commitment for these roles is about one to two hours a month, with flexibility in creating, leading and supporting initiatives, programs, grants and research in the post-secondary counselling field. If you would like more information about the roles or what it’s like to be a part of the team, send us an email at [email protected].
Practitioner Research Grant
As the winter terms begin to wrap-up, we wanted to remind our members that they are welcome to apply to the practitioner research grant to fund any research they hope to do. The deadline for applications is June 30th and the application form can be found on Post-Secondary Counsellors Chapter webpage.
The Post-Secondary Counselling Chapter practitioner research grant is meant to showcase the value, importance, and results of applied research performed by post-secondary counsellors in the community and/or workplace. Projects ideally suited for this initiative would benefit from a small seed grant of $500 (in exceptional circumstances, $1000) over a one-year term.
Counselling and Psychotherapy Month
April is Counselling and Psychotherapy Month, and CCPA is excited to offer a number of webinars and events throughout the month. To learn about the events that will be happening and what CCPA has planned for the month, check out their webpage here.
From the survey that we had sent out in the summer, many participants noted the importance and value of ongoing supervision, but many noted that there is enough time or access to supervision in their roles. As such, we wanted to highlight the wonderful work of our colleagues at CCPA who are leading the understanding of teaching supervisors to provide meaningful supervision. To check out the resources that CCPA has available, visit their webpage here.