Counselling Psychology Section Business and Archives

This page is an evolving record of the work of the section since it’s formation in 1986. These documents are freely available to download. However, if you use materials from this archive in your research or other work, please acknowledge that you obtained them from the Archive of the Counselling Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Additionally, we would appreciate it is you would inform the Webmaster of any presentations or publications that are made, based on material from the archive.

Section History

Danielle Shinbine, our counselling psychology section research assistant, has created a thorough document and presentation to further enrich the history of our counselling psychology section.

Please access our Canva presentation

History of the Counselling Section by Danielle Shinbine

Please stay tuned for further updates and editions. If you notice any missing or incorrect information, please send an email to the Section Chair.


Dr. Jessica Van Vliet (2023)Dr. Janet Miller (2022)Dr. Anusha Kassan and Dr. Marvin McDonald (2021)

Dr. Robinder (Rob) P. Bedi (2020)

Dr. José Domene (2019)

Dr. Sharon Cairns (2018)

Dr. Ada Sinacore (2015)

Dr. George Hurley (2014)

Dr. Vivian Lalande (2009)

Dr. Lee Handy (2008)

Dr. Richard Young (2003)

Annual General Meetings/Special General Meeting




access to presentations on the links bellow:

  • 2021 KeynoteEveryday Social Justice Warriors: Creating a path to change through conversation and action – Dr. Natasha Maynard-Pemba
  • 2020 KeynotePanel 1 – Teaching & Researching Remotely (Drs. José Domene, Ada Sinacore, and Jessica Van Vliet. Panel 2 – Supervision in the Post-Pandemic World (Drs. Jeff Chang, Tanya Mudry, and Kevin Wallace, Ms. Emily Williams), Panel 3 – Transitioning to Counselling Practice at a Distance (Drs. Houyuan Luo, Janet Miller, and Terilyn Pott).
  • 2019 KeynoteOutcomes of the Working Group at the 2018 Canadian Counselling Psychology Conference – Drs. Anusha Kassan and José Domene (Chairs) Kaori Wada and Robinder Bedi (Moderators)
  • 2018 KeynoteRethinking Social Justice and Counselling Psychology – Dr. Nancy Arthur
  • 2017 KeynoteReconciliation with Indigenous peoples: Implications for the practice of psychology – Dr. Susan Stewart
  • 2016 KeynoteReimagining Canadian Counselling Psychology. Colouring-in through integrating Global South Psychologies and Healing Practices – Dr. Roy Moodley
  • 2015 KeynoteProgress and Backlash of the Gender Equity Movement in Taiwan: Responses from Counselling Psychology – Dr. Shuchu Chao
  • 2014 KeynoteCanadian Counselling Psychology: Recent Advancements & Continuing Debates – Dr. José Domene


Current Issue: Kaleidoscope June 2022 New

The Counselling Section Newsletter can also be found at the CPA Counsellor newsblog site.

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