FACT-ALBERTA is an alliance of professional associations that represent counsellors and therapists practicing throughout Alberta.
The Federation of Associations for Counselling Therapists in Alberta is the provincial voice of member associations who are pursuing regulation and the development of the Alberta College of Counselling Therapists.
Update: On December 11, 2018 the Mental Health Services Protection Act received Royal Assent and has created a new College of Counselling Therapy to oversee the practices of Counselling Therapists, Addictions Counsellors, and Child and Youth Care Counsellors.
Counselling and counselling therapy mean assisting clients through the counselling relationship, using a combination of appraisal and assessment, mental health and human development principles, methods and techniques to achieve mental, emotional, physical, social, moral, educational, spiritual or career development and
adjustment and well-being through the client’s lifespan.
The Federation has worked to establish a College of Counselling Therapists under Alberta's Health Professions Act (HPA) to promote and ensure public protection, accessibility and accountability.
On December 11, 2018 our months of advocacy work came into effect as the Mental Health Services Protection Act received Royal Assent creating a new College of Counselling Therapy to oversee the practices of Counselling Therapists, Addictions Counsellors, and Child and Youth Care Counsellors.
The act will be rolled out in several phases.
Government will work with stakeholders on appropriate timing for the phased implementation of remaining regulations.
CLICK HERE to read our new infographic explaining how regulation would work in Alberta
CLICK HERE to see the article in the Edmonton Journal regarding the need for regulation in Alberta
CLICK HERE to view the draft Code of Ethics developed by FACT-Alberta.
CLICK HERE to view the Update on Regulation in Alberta Webinar (approximately 60 minutes in length)
CLICK HERE to see a Summary of the Application that has been submitted to the Alberta Ministry of Health
CLICK HERE to see the DRAFT Entry-to-Practice Competency Profile endorsed by FACT-Alberta