NS Regulation

Current as of May 5, 2019p

Status: Regulated

Type of Regulation: Title Protection

Title Protected: Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT)

Website: www.nscct.ca

  • The Counselling Therapist Act was proclaimed on October 11, 2011.
  • Regulation is under the Regulated Health Professions Network Act (RPHNA).
  • The Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT) is the regulatory body.
  • The College awards professional credentials that include Registered Counselling Therapist- Candidate (RCT-C) and Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT).
  • NSCCT has approximately 200 members.
  • NSCCT activities include:
    • regulation of Counselling Therapists (that includes ethical oversight)
    • protection of the public
    • education of employers, insurers, and the public about the mandate and role of the College and the qualifications and competencies of its members.
      • Great success has been had lobbying employers and insurers.
    • professional development of members in the areas of ethics and supervision
  • The College espouses an inter-professional collaborative approach to professional development