Family, marriage and other related counsellors perform some or all of the following duties:
A. May supervise other counsellors, social service staff and assistants
B. May provide public education and consultation to other professionals or groups regarding counselling services, issues and methods
C. May provide witness testimony in court proceedings
D. May conduct research, publish research papers, educational texts and articles and deliver presentations at conferences.
E. May participate in fundraising activities.
F. Family, marriage and other related counsellors often specialize in dealing with a specific client group such as injured workers, or with specific problems, such as drug and alcohol addiction, marital difficulties or behavioural disorders.
G. Interview clients, prepare case histories and assess problems
1. Health care and social assistance - 79.0%
2. Other services (except public administration) - 8.0%
3. Public administration - 8.0%
1. You usually need a master's degree in counselling, mental health or a related social service field.
2. In Quebec, you need a master's degree in psychoeducation to practise as a psychoeducator and you must be a member of l'Ordre professionnel des conseillers et conseillères d'orientation du Québec.
3. You must be a member of your provincial/territorial association, meet strict graduate education criteria, and complete supervised clinical work to be allowed to use the titles "Registered Marriage and Family Therapist" or "Registered Clinical Counsellor".
4. For certain areas of counselling, you may need an undergraduate degree or college diploma in social science.
5. You may become specialized in a particular area through training/experience.
6. With additional training/experience, you may move up the ranks to become a social service manager.
2. Social Studies
3. A Second Language
The average hourly wages for Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors is $20.50/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the social science, education, government service and religion and are below average for all professional occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.