Bridgewater School Counsellor Honoured with National Counsellor Practitioner Award

Bridgewater, NS (June 8th, 2017) The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) was proud to honour Belinda Josephson, Counsellor at Bridgewater Elementary School, with the CCPA Counsellor Practitioner Award at a ceremony recently held during its annual conference in St. John’s, NL.

The CCPA awards program acknowledges unsung heroes and persons worthy of recognition in the counselling and psychotherapy profession. CCPA commends all members far and wide who daily make a positive difference in the lives of people.

“The awards program recognizes and honours outstanding individuals working in counselling and psychotherapy,” said John Driscoll, CCPA President. “From students emerging into our profession to those who are practitioners, educators, supervisors, and mentors, CCPA offers its appreciation for their work in growing a strong foundation of caring and action.”

Ms. Josephson has been an Executive member of the School Counsellors Chapter of CCPA since 2009, including tenure as Chapter President, and currently serves as the President of the Nova Scotia Chapter.  She has been actively involved with promoting Canadian School Counselling Week as well as creating professional development opportunities for counsellors in her area.  She has sought out specialized training as part of her own professional development such as Race Relations and Cross Cultural Understanding Training and learning to be an International Facilitator for the League of Peaceful Schools.

Ms. Josephson is a caring professional whose knowledge, skills, and talents are valued by students and colleagues. She is a hard working practitioner with a professional demeanor who is dedicated to the counselling profession.  CCPA is pleased to recognize Ms. Josephson as an exceptional counsellor practitioner.

The CCPA Awards, a program in effect for over 30 years, are presented annually at the CCPA national conference.

The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) is a national bilingual association providing professional counsellors and psychotherapists with access to exclusive educational programs, certification, professional development and direct contact with professional peers and specialty groups.  CCPA promotes the profession and its contribution to the mental health and well-being of all Canadians.  For more information on the counselling and psychotherapy profession, please visit or

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