New Membership Categories & Criteria (w.e.f. March 2015)

Fellow Member

  • Fellow membership shall be conferred through nomination and approval at Annual General Meeting.
  • Fellow membership shall be jointly nominated by at least three Fellow, Master Clinical or Clinical members and proposed as an agenda item at Annual General Meeting.
  • A Fellow member shall have fulfilled all the following requirements:
    1. Be a member in good standing
    2. Holds the Master Clinical Membership for a minimum of 10 years.
    3. Has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of counselling knowledge or practice either by research, teaching, publications or clinical work (Published journal papers, chapters, books, conference presentations, established clinical practice, teaching awards etc).
    4. Has performed distinctive service to the Association (Executive committee, Subcommittees, Organising committees, Standing committees etc).

    Fellow members shall be entitled to use the post nominal letters: FSAC

 

Master Clinical Member

  • The Master Clinical membership is granted through application to and approval by the Executive Committee.
  • Application for Master Clinical membership is to be made on the prescribed form and formally supported by at least three Fellow, Master Clinical or Clinical members.
  • Application for Master Clinical membership is to be accompanied by documentary proof of training and supervision hours conducted by applicant.
  • A Master Clinical member shall have fulfilled all the following requirements:
    1. Be a member in good standing
    2. Holds the Clinical Membership for a minimum of 5 years.
    3. Holds the registration on the SAC Register of Counsellors for a minimum of 4 years.
    4. Has conducted 100 hours of training / supervision in counselling.

    Master Clinical members shall be entitled to use the post nominal letters: MMSAC

 

Clinical Member

  • The Clinical membership is granted through application to and approval by the Executive Committee.
  • Application for Clinical membership is to be made on the prescribed form and formally supported by at least two¬†Fellow, Master Clinical or Clinical members.
  • A Clinical member shall have fulfilled all the following requirements:
    1. Has completed an SAC recognised course in counselling or its equivalent.
    2. Holds current registration on the SAC Register of Counsellors.

    Clinical members shall be entitled to use the post nominal letters: CMSAC

 

Provisional Clinical Member

  • The Provisional Clinical membership is granted through application to and approval by the Executive Committee.
  • Application for Provisional Clinical membership should be made on the prescribed form and formally supported by at least two Fellow, Master Clinical or Clinical members.
  • Application is to be accompanied by a declaration of intent in working towards registration on the SAC Register of Counsellors on the prescribed form.
  • A Provisional Clinical member shall have fulfilled all the following requirements:
    1. Be a member in good standing.
    2. Has completed an SAC recognised course in counselling or its equivalent.
    3. Is working towards registration on the SAC Register of Counsellors.

 

Allied Member

  • The Allied membership is granted through application to and approval by the Executive Committee.
  • Application for Allied membership should be made on the prescribed form and formally supported by at least two Fellow, Master Clinical, Clinical or Allied members.
  • An Allied member shall have fulfilled all the following requirements:
    1. Holds an undergraduate / postgraduate degree in Counselling, Human Services, Psychology, Social Work or its equivalent.
    2. Is working in a counselling-related position.

 

Student Member

  • The student membership is granted through application to and approval by the Executive Committee.
  • Application for student membership is to be made on the prescribed form and formally supported by at least one Fellow, Master Clinical, Clinical or Allied member.
  • Student members shall be undertaking a SAC recognised course in counselling at the time of application.
  • Application is to be accompanied by a confirmation of studentship in writing from the educational institution in which he is enrolled.

 

Associate Member

  • Associate membership is open to any persons with a keen interest in counselling and holds qualifications at the tertiary level.
  • The Associate membership is granted through application to and approval by the Executive Committee.
  • Application for Associate membership is to be made on prescribed form and formally supported by at least one Fellow, Master Clinical, Clinical or Allied member.
  • Overseas and international practitioners may now apply to in this category of membership