The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors presents

in a Changing World


Bringing together counsellors from around the globe to discuss the many aspects of counselling in a rapidly changing world and globally connected communities.




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More than ever, counsellors are needed to bring compassion, hope, and resilience forward to hold space for the challenges and grief we are all experiencing.

Keynote Speakers


Dr. Dixon Chibanda

Meeting People Where They Are

The friendship Bench.

Professor Dixon Chibanda, will be sharing about the Friendship Bench. The Friendship Bench is a psychological intervention in Zimbabwe that follows a task-sharing approach.


Counselling from the Land:

An Indigenous Exploration of Healing

In this presentation, Indigenous methodologies and ‘ways of knowing’ will be discussed through the lens of traditional counselling with a special focus on Land derived healing approaches.

Pre-Conference Workshops


Dr. Alfried Längle

Dr. Klaassen

Facing life’s challenges, a meaningful reply.

This workshop begins with a basic reflection on what can lead to personal fulfillment in life. Then, we will concentrate more specifically on the basic attitude for finding meaning, as developed by Viktor Frankl.

We will reflect together on the understanding of meaning, the main pathways for finding it, and therapeutic methods for assisting clients in this search.

DR. Bruce Perry

The Impact of Trauma on the Developing Child:

Implications for Working with Indigenous Populations.

Conference Pricing

(all prices are in Canadian Dollars CAD)


$230 CAD + GST

Professional Student, Member

$200 CAD + GST


$330 CAD + GST


$250 CAD + GST

In the spirit of inclusivity, BCACC has created bursary seats for this event, available to BIPOC, Indigenous, LGBTQ2 RCCs and RCCs with disabilities. Please email [email protected] with your request. Recognizing the challenges of the COVID-19 year, bursary seats are also available to RCCs who find cost to be a barrier to attending this event.

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