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Benefits just for students:

  • For students enrolled in a Masters programme in Counselling, during their practicum, a comprehensive Professional Liability insurance policy at low cost;
  • A number of CCPA awards are available only to students including the CCPA Conference Travel Grant, the CCPA/BMS Student Bursary Award and the Dr R. Vance Peavy Travel Bursary.
  • A special rate program for graduate students who have been a student member of CCPA for a least one year.

To become a student member, we will need to receive the following:

Incentive Program for Graduate Student Members

Attention: All graduating counselling students currently holding a student membership within CCPA!

We all know that it is not always easy getting your career started upon graduation. There is so much to do and various start up fees to pay. We at CCPA understand that and would like to encourage you to remain part of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, to keep networking with seasoned counsellors and to keep participating in your lifelong learning.

It is for these key reasons, that the Membership Services Committee developed an incentive program for graduating students.

In order to qualify for the Professional Program:

  • You must have held your student membership with CCPA for at least one year.  It is recommended that you apply as a professional student member with CCPA one year prior to graduation.
  • When your membership renewal is due, you must apply for and be granted the Canadian Certified Counsellor designation (CCC).

When you apply for and are granted your certification, your membership fee of $170 will be refunded for one year. Please note that after this first year, the regular annual membership fees of $170 plus $ 75 certification maintenance fees will apply.

This offer is for graduating students only, is not retroactive to previous graduates and can only be requested at the time of renewal of your student membership. It cannot be granted if you have allowed your membership to lapse.

We hope that you will consider this opportunity at the time of your membership renewal and that you will continue to be a part of the ever growing and thriving counselling community within the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Contact us for more information.