This year, we were partnering with the Newfoundland and Labrador Counsellors’ and Psychologists’ Association (NLCPA) this year.

Our Keynotes this year were Christina Dove on the topic of neuroplasticity, Dave Redekopp on career development, Stéphane Bouchard on virtual reality & videoconferencing, and last but not least, Dan Siegel on mindfulness (via videostream).

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Why attend?

This conference provides a professional development opportunity for attendees that will enhance their ability to help their clients.It allows opportunity for networking and sharing of information and best practices among attendees.  Conference participants will leave the sessions with new practical tools, information, and contacts to help them in their day-to-day work as they assist clients.

The conference strives to:

  • further the field of counselling in Canada;
  • facilitate the professional development of its practitioners;
  • promote the exchange of theory and research in counselling and;
  • encourage the exchange of ideas and information between delegates, and between delegates and the CCPA Board of Directors.

Continuing Education Credits

Did you know that you can get CCPA continuing education credits for attending the conference?

ActivityCredits Awarded
Pre-Conference (Half-Day) May 163
Pre-Conference (Full-Day) May 166
Full Conference May 17 – 1918
One-Day May 17 or 186.5
One-Day May 195

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Travel Information

Special travel rates for delegates

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of this conference is an opportunity for companies to connect with mental health practitioners, their associates and their staff.

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Showcase your high-quality products and services in an uncluttered environment that promotes interaction with conference participants

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Social Activities

CCPA has planned social activities in beautiful St. John's you won’t soon forget!

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Conference Discount Opportunities

Special offers from various stores & restaurants for conference delegates!


Restaurants Near
The Sheraton

Looking for a place to grab food while you’re at the conference? The following restaurants are located near The Sheraton.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Attention students! Interested in volunteering?

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Poster Board Setup Instructions


NEW! Memorial University of Newfoundland Tour

Interested in visiting the unique Memorial University while you are at the conference?

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Planning ahead? Mark your calendars!

Our 2018 Annual Conference will take place at the Delta Winnipeg in Winnipeg, MB from May 10 – 13, 2018.

Our 2019 Annual Conference will take place at the Delta Beausejour in Moncton, NB from May 13 – 16, 2019.