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November 28, 2018 – The Mental Health Services Protection Act would also launch a new self-funded regulatory college dubbed the College of Counselling Therapy. That body could then determine everything from the scope of practice to treatment centre prices to the basic requirements needed to get a professional licence. Professional titles will also be protected, and those who don’t have the appropriate credentials could be fined. This will apply to counselling therapists, addiction counsellors, drug and alcohol counsellors, and child and youth care counsellors. The title of psychotherapist will also be protected, limiting its use to qualified counselling therapists, psychologists, physicians and surgeons. Alberta is following the lead of other provinces including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.

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