Member-to-Member Offers

For many people, grief is a dark and lonely road. Experiencing grief is a process of gradually accepting the unacceptable. It can be difficult and you may be tempted to manipulate the grief to get it out of the way:  climb over it, sidestep it, numb it out, or adopt coping mechanisms to try to get rid of it. This will only get you so far. What we have found in our experience is that grief must be experienced but there are alternative ways to express it and that there are often unseen dynamics that, once unravelled, can free up frozen energy.

Moving through grief involves getting support and designing your long term roadmap rather than waiting for time to pass. This program includes an educational and psychological component (experiential grief work) that allows you to navigate your unique path in a renewed fashion. By the end of the series, participants will have the following outcomes:

Skills & Ability

  • accessing new ways to express grief which can allow for an enriched experience 
  • gain new perspectives and insights thereby allowing for the possibility of a new direction


  • understand how family system dynamics can affect bereavement and the grieving process
  • contemporary models of grief


  • wider perspective and context of the spectrum of emotions associated with grief
  • awareness of emotions that might be hidden i.e. guilt or shame
  • greater awareness and acceptance of your own unique path through grief and recovery

Format and Logistics

  • Participation: Adults who have lost someone they love. The group is open to all persons regardless of how recent or long ago it has been since the death of the loved one. 
  • Minimum 6 and maximum 10 participants
  • 4  Tuesdays Sept 25, 2018 - October 16, 2018 (6p – 9p)
  • Location: upper east bench about halfway up Anarchist Mountain.
  • $149 (+ GST and Eventbrite service fee) payable at time of registration

For more information:

•  Call Herman Commandeur at 250-495-0500 or email with your contact information and a time when we can call you.

To Register:

Private Practice Business Program- Special Offer!
Global Alignment Coaching


Statistics show high private practice failure rates for Canadian counsellors/psychotherapists because they simply don't have sufficient business training, tools or know how. Our online business training programs help Counsellors start, upgrade and market their practice by gaining critical business training and essential professional tools. 

Our affordable and convenient programs are unlike any other business program around the globe. Using an industry-specific and systemic approach, we provide 5 business video training modules that also have take away assignments and individual online mentoring sessions. We also have a team of online consultants that can help you create professional and affordable branding, websites, admin tools & processes, financial planning, tax returns, copy and SEO so that you have the necessary professional tools that help you achieve professional results! We help make business EASY so your practice can THRIVE!

HUGE DISCOUNT FOR ACCT MEMBERS (Sept & March 1) Twice a year we offer special GROUP training programs at a huge discount (Value of $1200) which is only available to members of our alliance schools and associations. (not the general public) Participants have the added benefit of also earning Professional Development and/or Supervision hours as well as using the program as a tax deduction. Our programs also have 50% BC Grant funding for eligible counsellors!

To learn more about our self-paced and group online business programs, contact me for a free Skype consult!

Cindi Williams, MA, MTC, MPCC-S, CCP



Professional Development Offers

Would you like to have a toolbox of interventions to give couples, that they love to use? With these proven strategies, help couples in your practice manage conflict and deepen intimacy!

Join us for a dynamic experience of interactive live training with Lawrence Stoyanowski and Darren Wilk, master trainers of Level 1,2 & 3 Gottman Clinical Trainings. They are highly endorsed by the Gottman Institute and have trained more than 1,000 clinicians in BC and Alberta in all levels of Gottman Certification over the past 10 years. They are among the top 5 Master Trainers in the world.

We are excited to offer all ACCT members an additional 10% off the already reduced therapist rate. When registering online please use promo code ACCTMEMBER to receive your discount.

Gottman Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm (2 days)
Gottman Level 2: Assessment, Intervention & Co-Morbidities (3 days)
Gottman Level 3: Practicum Workshop in Gottman Therapy (3 days)

Upcoming Dates in 2018:

Vancouver Oct. 15-19 2018 - Level 1 + 2
Calgary Nov. 12-16 2018 - Level 1 + 2
Montreal May 13-17 2019  -Level 1 + 2
Vancouver May 29-31 2019 - Level 3

The Foundation for Infant Loss Training

The Foundation for Infant Loss offers an online training course for counselling professionals. Successful completion of the training will mean that you can use our logo on all of your promotional materials as an accredited pregnancy and infant loss counsellor. Counsellors from all over the world have joined us in this vital training

For more information and course content go to Pregnancy & Infant Loss E-Learning

The foundation estimates there will be 12 hours of study time, but there are no time limits and there is one assignment of 1,000 – 1,500 words.

The Foundation for Infant Loss is offering this at half of the usual price to all ACCT Members for CDN $95.00.

To find out more about our E-Learning Online Course in Infant Loss and Bereavement, please email

Crisis & Trauma Resources Institute Inc.- CTRI

(CTRI) is a leading provider of training and consulting services for individuals, school, communities and organizations affected by or involved in working with issues of crisis and trauma. In addition to the 10% off that participants receive when they register early for a workshop, ACCT members can receive an additional 10% off any of our products and services (excluding member plan) by using the coupon code acctctri at checkout.

ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance- ACHIEVE

ACHIEVE is a leading provider of training and consulting services related to leadership development and workplace performance. In addition to the 10% off that participants receive when they register early for a workshop, ACCT members can receive an additional 10% off any of our products and services (excluding member plan) by using the coupon code acctachieveat checkout.

Leading Edge Seminars Inc.

Leading Edge Seminars Inc. offers ACCT members a 10% discount on their workshops for the human service professional. The topics, speakers and presentation styles are on the “leading edge”, giving you an edge in your work with people. Whether you are a counsellor, therapist, manager, social worker, health care professional, or educator, you will find that there is something for you.

Jack Hirose & Associates

Jack Hirose & Associates offers effective and stimulating training opportunities that respond to the ever-changing needs of counsellors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, medical doctors, teachers, mental health professionals and more. If ACCT members sign up before the Early-bird deadline, they will save $20.00 and if they sign up as a group (8+ members), they will save an additional $20.00 (for a one-day workshop). If you use the codes on their brochure or JHASAVE10, you can save an additional $10.00.

Other Professional Development Opportunities 

Clearmind International Institute delivers speaker series events, personal growth workshops, a counsellor training program and a personal development school.


UBC Extended Learning - Courses for  Health and Counselling offered at the UBC Point Grey campus and UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver.

PESI Inc., provides cutting-edge continuing education to professionals. They work alongside the world’s leading experts to create seminars, conferences, videos and books that meet the needs of adult learners. All of their continuing education seminars and products assure that professionals can meet the changing demands of their work by providing practical strategies, methods and interventions they can use immediately to improve the outcomes of their clients.



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Aug. 22, 2018