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COGNICA is the bilingual newsletter of CCPA. It is available to members online. The subscription fee for non-members is $40 / year.

To access COGNICA:

  • Login to the member portal with your username and password;
  • Click on Workspaces;
  • Click on the COGNICA workspace;
  • Click on the link to access all COGNICA editions (each edition is published in an interactive online format, a PDF format and a printable format.

Are you looking to get continuing education credits?

Submit your article for publication in COGNICA today!

Email [email protected] for more information and to send in your publications.

What is COGNICA all About?

Our newsletter:

  • is addressed to all anglophone and francophone members of CCPA;
  • is the foremost communication tool for reaching counsellor members in the different provinces of Canada and in many areas of the world;
  • provides an opportunity for counsellor members to share their interests, to inform their colleagues of their projects and to publish their manuscripts;
  • is addressed to CCPA members who represent groups of counsellors employed in varied geographical areas and in different domains of interest and specialization;
  • was given the mandate “to reflect the current status of counselling across Canada”;
  • is distributed for free to CCPA members.
Guidelines for Contributors

The documents submitted should be about practical topics of interest to counsellors. They may be reports of counselling interventions, case studies, strategies utilized in individual or group work with clients, brief theoretical articles, information about relevant topics, etc.

The manuscripts should be no more that 1 or 2 pages in length, single-spaced. They may be submitted in English or French.

It is recommended that submissions contain a list of references. These may not be published with the manuscript but will be made available upon request to the Editor.

All manuscripts should be sent to the attention of the Editor at the National CCPA Office in Ottawa. Members of the Editorial Committee will review the material submitted in light of the criteria mentioned above. The author(s) will be advised of the decision to publish and of the approximate time of publication.

COGNICA is published twice a year. The submission deadlines for articles are:

February 1st (for publication in March)
August 1st (for publication in September)

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Click here to view COGNICA Guidelines.

Contact [email protected] for more information and to send in your publication!

Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy (CJCP)

The Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy (CJCP) is the official journal of CCPA.  It is a bilingual journal with a mandate to publish scholarly manuscripts that are of interest to counsellor educators, as well as practitioners working in schools, community agencies, university and college counselling centres, other institutions where psychological counselling is practiced, and private practice.  CJCP is distributed both nationally and internationally.

When accessing the journal website, your username is your full name without spaces or capitals. Your password is your last name followed by your member number without spaces or capitals.

Instructions for Electronic Submission of Manuscript

The final manuscript must be accompanied by an exact electronic copy of the text, preferably in a recent version of Word. All tables should be included at the end of this file, but figures should be saved as separate labeled files (for example, “Authorname Fig1.tiff “or “Authorname Fig2.pdf” or “Authorname Fig3. eps”) in one of the following formats: 1) TIFF files 2) PDF files, or 3) EPS files. All figure files must be at least 300 dpi and have all fonts embedded. If a figure cannot be submitted electronically, please ensure the paper copy is of high quality, as per APA guidelines. All figures should be sized to fit within the journal’s finished page size of 4.75″ x 7.25″.

Subscriptions Rates

Subscriptions to the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy (CJCP) can be purchased by contacting the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Individual subscriptions can be by cheque, money order or credit card (VISA or MC).

Institutional subscriptions can do the same or use a Purchase Order.

Type of subscriptionDestinationRate
Individual subscriptionsCanada$55 CAD
International (incl. US)$55 USD
Institutional subscriptionsCanada$95 CAD
United States$95 USD
International$100 USD