This information has been compiled by the WAPP Training Committee in November 2021

Dear Colleagues,
Clients and practitioners often confuse the three helping professions’ professional competences and responsibilities: coaching, counselling, and psychotherapy. Such diffusion of professional boundaries is a source of stress for many professionals who take on clients beyond their competence to help. In turn, clients find it challenging to choose the most suitable specialist. Moreover, accordingly, they often receive low-quality services.
In this regard, WAPP considers it necessary to define the boundaries of responsibility of these professions to take them into account in the proposed educational standards and programs.