NOC 4153 – Family, marriage and other related counsellors

NOC 4153 – Family, marriage and other related counsellors

December 11, 2019

the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 4153 is for Family, marriage and other related counsellors

NOC skill type/level: Skill Level A

Employment requirements

  • A master’s degree in the field of counselling, mental health or a related social service discipline is usually required.
  • In Quebec, a master’s degree in psychoeducation is required to practise as a psycho-educator.
  • An undergraduate degree or college diploma in a social science is required for certain areas of counselling.
  • Membership with a provincial association for marriage and family therapists or clinical counsellors is required to use the title “Registered Marriage and Family Therapist” or “Registered Clinical Counsellor”, and in Quebec, to use the title “marriage and family therapist (MFT)”, “family therapist (FT)” or “marriage therapist (MT)”. Membership with a provincial association may be required by some employers.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Québec and Ontario.
  • Registered marriage and family therapists and registered clinical counsellors must meet strict criteria involving postgraduate education and a period of supervised clinical work with clients.

List of Job Titles for NOC 4153 – Family, marriage and other related counsellors

  • addictions counsellor
  • alcohol addiction counsellor
  • behavioural consultant
  • bereavement counsellor
  • child and family counsellor
  • child and youth counsellor
  • children’s counsellor
  • clinical counsellor
  • community mental health counsellor
  • counselling program supervisor
  • counsellor for persons who are intellectually impaired
  • couples therapist
  • crisis counsellor
  • disability consultant
  • drug addiction counsellor
  • eating disorder therapist
  • family counsellor
  • family planning counsellor
  • family therapist
  • family therapist (FT)
  • gambling addictions counsellor
  • gambling addictions therapist
  • genetic counsellor
  • grief counsellor
  • group home counsellor
  • human relations officer – family and children’s services
  • human relations officer – family therapy
  • marital counsellor
  • marriage and family therapist
  • marriage and family therapist (MFT)
  • marriage consultant
  • marriage counsellor
  • marriage therapist
  • marriage therapist (MT)
  • mental health counsellor
  • play therapist
  • preretirement counsellor
  • psychoeducational consultant
  • psychoeducator
  • registered clinical counsellor
  • registered family therapist
  • registered marriage and family therapist
  • registered marriage therapist
  • rehabilitation counsellor
  • sex therapist
  • sexologist
  • special needs counsellor
  • vocational rehabilitation consultant
  • vocational rehabilitation counsellor
  • welfare organization counsellor
  • zootherapist
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