College of Counselling therapists of N.B.





When:                  October 28, 2017

What                    Mandatory Ethics Workshop

Where:                 Moncton, New Brunswick

Location:             Specific location to be determined

Time:                   8:30 (Registration)
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm (Workshop)

Lunch:                 12:00 (provided by the College so, we have time to meet and network)

The Board of Directors of the College look forward to meeting everyone at this first gathering of the College of Licenced Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick.


8 August 2017 - The College of Licensed Counselling Therapists of N.B. has a telephone number now:  (506) 830-5280.

3 July 2017 - The regular and grand-parenting "online" applications are still under review and will not be available on our website until September 2017.  We apologize for the delay!  Thank you for checking-in our website from time to time to see new updates.

17 June 2017 -  Applicants! We are happy to announce that we have reviewed all the applications that we have received. Cheques for payment of dues will be deposited on Monday June 19. Once your cheque has cleared, we will email a letter of acceptance along with your membership/licence #.  An official letter and certificate will be sent to you at a later date. Congratulations! 

26 May 2017 - The 2017-2018 membership application forms for Licensed Counselling Therapist (LCT) and Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate (LCT-C), Student, Associate, and International are currently being reviewed, and will be available soon.  Please continue to check our website for updates, and thank you for your patience.

24 May 2017 - There has been some confusions with the submission of Criminal Record Checks with vulnerable sector clearance within cities in N.B.  We recommend the following:

- If you work in Private Practice or provide EAP, please indicate this in the RCMP or City Police application form;
- If you work for an employer, you are required to submit a letter from your employer confirming that you need a Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector clearance done.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact your local RCMP or City Police Force. The College of Counselling Therapists will accept copies of your CRC with vulnerable sector clearance by e-mail when you receive it.  Please note that you have until June 30, 2017 to submit all your documentation.  Thank you!


  • IMPORTANT :  The postal code contained a mistake.  The correct postal code is E1C 0T3.
  • An extented date was approved to submit your application form to June 30, 2017.
  •  Private Practice applicants only are required to submit a copy of their Liablity Insurance.
  • Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector can be submitted by e-mail due to delays in the process with the RCMP or municipal police force.
  • You will find on our website ( a new section called : Frequently Asked Questions.

  • May 5, 2017 – Act given Royal Assent; College of Licensed Counselling Therapists of NB opens its doors on June 1, 2017
  • April/May 2017 – Act passed through its 1st, 2nd and 3rd Readings in the New Brunswick Legislature
  • April 2017-Act passes through the Standing Committee by unanimous consent; expecting rapid passage of Act through Second and Third Readings in the Legislature
  • Adopted Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association; 3 categories of membership-Licensed Counselling Therapist and Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidates, also Affiliate members (associate, retired from College, student and volunteers)
  • Preparing for the opening of the College on June 1; porting over Association members
  • Development of website in progress


  • title protection act; protected title is « Licensed Counselling Therapist »; will create the College of Licensed Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick
  • developed in accordance with the New Brunswick Health Disciplines Policy
  • drafted under the guidance of senior Department of Health officials and a representative of AIT
  • extensive internal and external consultations (NB College of Social Workers, NB College of Psychologists, NB College of Nurses, and others)
  • drafted and reviewed by Frederick McElman Q.C., our legal representative



  • to protect the public by regulating ethical, informed Licensed Counselling Therapists who are accountable to a Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice and a Discipline Procedure outlined in the New Brunswick Health Disciplines Policy
  • to protect the public from un/under qualified practitioners who are not accountable to anyone.
  • to address public principles of protection, access and diversity
  • to support the government agenda of supporting strong & healthy families



  • Master’s level graduates of accredited university counselling programs. Clinical training includes a compulsory Supervised Counselling Practicum with at least 150 hours of direct client contact
  • three NB counselling associations (Master’s level requirement): the New Brunswick Association of Counselling Therapists (NBACT), l’Association des conseillers/conseillères en orientation du Nouveau-Brunswick (l’AFCONB) and the New Brunswick Professional Counsellors Association (NBPCA); all members of these associations will automatically become members of the College on June 1 after paying College dues; all other applicants will have to complete an extensive application process and a designated number of Candidacy hours (300-2000) under Supervision
  • working in a broad range of environments: private practice, all areas of government, community agencies, hospitals and rehabilitation centers, schools, and  employee assistance programs. 
  • areas of practice include individual, child and family counselling on issues such as anxiety, loss and grief, stress, separation and divorce, abuse and addiction, marriage/relationship and family counselling, career counselling, gender issues, diversity, employment counselling, group counselling, school counselling, mediation, custody evaluation and consulting.


Transfers of members and student members of NBPCA, AFCONB and NBACT only is now closed.


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2017-2018 MEMBERSHIP

For Grandparenting and regular, student and associates membership application forms, please be advised that the forms are still under review until further notice.

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