July 25, 2018
Last week, the government released a consultation document to stakeholders to assess the implications of creating a new College of Counselling Therapists. FACT-Alberta has already provided feedback and submitted our comments to the consultation. In our feedback, we provided suggestions specifically regarding the protection of titles. On behalf of our member associations, we are constantly highlighting the importance and necessity of regulation, and working with the government to ensure it best serves the interest of the public and the profession.
We would also like to bring you up to speed on what FACT-Alberta has proposed regulation would look like if a College of Counselling Therapists is established. To help you understand, we’ve created an infographic document to visualize the process and to explain the expedited grandparenting process we are promoting for current FACT-Alberta member practitioners to transition into the College. We can assure you that our top goal is to make this process seamless and easy for our member associations, while ensuring stability in the mental health workforce.
Nicole Imgrund, a member of the FACT-ALBERTA Steering Committee did an interview with the St. Albert Gazette regarding the importance of regulation to protect the publlc.