Within the PEI Counselling Association there are two chapters: School Counsellors Chapter and the Counselling Therapist Chapter.
School Counselling Chapter
• To provide an opportunity for school counsellors to meet for discussion of critical issues in the area of school counselling.
• To provide a forum for ongoing information exchange and professional development (skill and knowledge based).
• To serve as a vehicle for lobbying appropriate university departments and faculties, governments and agencies to help school counselling programs and services meet their primary goal of providing professional counselling for public school students, teachers, administrators and staff.
• To provide a means by which school counsellors can support one another provincially and federally through increased collaboration.
• To serve as a link to the Provincial and National Counselling Associations, thereby providing for the opportunity to address mutually sought aims and objectives.
• To serve as a direct link with the Prince Edward Island Teachers’ Federation as a PEITF Special Association by communicating specific concerns of school counselors to the Federation and to act as a resource for the Federation in matters of interest to the Association.
• To serve as a direct link to the PEI Department of Education through liaise with the Counselling Specialist, appointment of school counselors to Standing and ad hoc committees of the Department and responding to other requests for collaboration as they arise.
• To promote the improvement of instruction, curriculum and school counsellor competence.
President: Cindy Wood
Secretary: Kathy Burt
Treasurer: Kayla Swan
Counselling Therapist Chapter
In order that the public may be served and protected, the objectives of this chapter include:
• To establish and maintain a registration process for members who meet educational and experience criteria in accordance with the Counselling Therapist Chapter Bylaws.
• To regulate the practice of professional counselling in Prince Edward Island by its members through the implementation of a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice; and the establishment and maintenance of a professional conduct process in accordance with these bylaws.
• To promote public awareness and support for the practice of professional counselling by Registered Counselling Therapist
• To promote the professional development of counsellors
• To develop and promote legislation to license and to govern the practice of professional counselling by Registered Counselling Therapist
• To provide opportunities for persons engaged in or interested in professional counselling to share information, research findings, viewpoints, and common concerns.
President: Peter Mutch