Hypnotherapy Legislation in Canada

Hypnotherapy Legislation in Canada (3)

Counselling and Hypnotherapy Legislation in Canada has become an important and complex topic. It affects counselling and hypnotherapy students and practitioners everywhere. Every province makes up its own laws defining legally what a counsellor actually does. In this space, I will be choosing specific geographical areas in Canada and writing about the current legislation or lack of in each district. I hope this can help students and Counselling Hypnotherapists.

Sheldon Bilsker, HT, RCC is the Director and founder of Orca Institute, Canada's longest-running and only Designated hypnotherapy school.
You can contact him at 604-808-3703

Update: Alberta is now the 5th province to legally define counsellor and or psychotherapist. The new legislation looks very similar to what FACTBC has proposed specifically in how it uses core competencies rather than requiring a specific degree.

Recently I posted an article related to the impending psychotherapy act in Ontario which will go into effect in December 2019. In this article, I will focus on

Sheldon Bilsker, HT, RCC is the Director and founder of Orca Institute, Canada's longest running hypnotherapy school.
You can contact him at 604-808-3703

In 2007 the Ontario government created a draft proposal called The Controlled Act of Psychotherapy. On December 30, 2017, the act was proclaimed. The CRPO [College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario] has been tasked with being the overseeing body in this transition. As of December 2019, this act will go into effect. There have been many questions among counsellors and hypnotherapy practitioners about how and will this act affect their practice. Obviously,

Sheldon Bilsker, HT, RCC is the Director and founder of Orca Institute, Canada's longest running hypnotherapy school. You can contact him at 604-808-3703.

Over the years many aspiring hypnotherapists and students have asked me about hypnotherapy legislation or lack of relating to their ability to practice in their location. This issue can be quite complex considering that each province and state is responsible for making its own legislation. In part 1 of this article, I’d like to focus on legislation in British Columbia, Canada. I’m starting here not just because I am based here but also because of

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