The mission of the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT) is to create a community of counsellors who, working together, will support each other to enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the professional development of competent counsellors, advancing the practice of competency-based counselling and to promote respect for human dignity and diversity.
Registered Therapeutic Counsellors are full, entry-level counsellors and meet the entry-to-practice proficiency to practice, based on the Task Group for Counsellor Regulation Competency Profile.
Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists (ACCT) Values:
We believe, as our name implies, in moving and working within an atmosphere of collaboration and respect for diversity in both thought and expression.
We believe in working internally and with other organizations and government in the spirit of responsiveness and teamwork.
We believe in a cooperative model, based on equality and sharing.
We believe in competency-based criteria for counselling regulation.
We believe the combination of knowledge, experience, skill and compassion are keys to the counselling process.
We believe that the competency-based model recognizes real life experience and enriches the standard of counselling.
We believe in life-long learning and professional development.
We believe in transparency and financial accountability to our members.