About this collaboration

The BCDHA and BCACC, both members of the Coalition of Health Professional Associations, are collaborating on a multi-phase project geared towards supporting dental hygienists in the provision of trauma informed oral care (toolkit/website and workshop) and better preparing members of the public for their oral care visits.

The BCDHA and BCACC are both committed to enhancing the oral health experience of members of the public through trauma informed practices.

About the BC Dental Hygienists association

Established in 1964, the BCDHA proudly represents over 4000 dental hygienists throughout the province, championing the cause of quality oral health services for all British Columbians. Embracing a spirit of inclusivity, the BCDHA now extends its warm welcome to Certified Dental Assistants in BC through the CDA Alliance.

About the BC association of clinical counsellors

The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) is a non-profit provincial professional association founded in 1988 with more than 7000 members.

The BCACC advocates for the Clinical Counselling profession and for public access to mental health services. Its members (Registered Clinical Counsellors – RCCs) are held to the highest standards of practice and a strict code of ethics in service and protection of the public.

The BCACC and the BCDHA look forward to working collaboratively with other oral health organizations to support oral health professionals in delivering trauma informed care to the public.

BCDHA

Established in 1964, the BCDHA proudly represents over 4000 dental hygienists throughout the province, championing the cause of quality oral health services for all British Columbians. Embracing a spirit of inclusivity, the BCDHA now extends its warm welcome to Certified Dental Assistants in BC through the CDA Alliance.

Committed to fostering collaboration, the BCDHA actively engages with government entities, provincial dental hygiene regulatory bodies, and clients to effectively serve the interests of its members and the public. This dedication underscores the organization’s unwavering principle that every individual in British Columbia deserves access to top-tier oral health services.

Members of the BCDHA, comprising both Dental Hygienists and Certified Dental Assistants, enjoy a comprehensive suite of benefits and services. These include access to continuing education, robust advocacy initiatives, the promotion of professional excellence, dedicated support services, and valuable information on employment issues and industry guidelines. The BCDHA stands as a steadfast advocate and resource for those within its community, fostering a thriving and informed dental healthcare profession.

BCACC

Founded in 1988, the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) is the largest professional association for clinical counsellors and psychotherapists in BC.

Our members carry the designation Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). This designation demonstrates that our members have met specific educational and training criteria required by the BCACC. What’s more, our RCCs have not only met rigorous academic, clinical competence and professional requirements, they have voluntarily committed to practice according to our ethical code of conduct and standards of practice.

BCACC’s mandate is two-fold:

We offer recourse for clients if our members are not complying with our code of ethical conduct. This means clients can contact us and BCACC will receive and investigate complaints against members. 


We support our members to provide safe, ethical, and effective therapy within their communities. We do this through the provision of robust educational opportunities, and through enhancing the culture of Clinical Supervision within the clinical counselling profession. 

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