Regional associations

There are 14 independent regional associations of guidance counsellors in Finland, each of which admits its own members.

Members of a regional association are not automatically members of the Association of Guidance Counsellors in Finland – SOPO, and likewise members of SOPO are not automatically members of a regional association. Each association is joined separately. Both associations also have their own membership fees. Remember to inform both associations of any change in your contact details.

The regional associations organise visits, events and other regional joint activities. SOPO promotes the status of guidance counselling and related issues nationally and publishes the magazine Opinto-ohjaaja (“The Guidance Counsellor”). It is worth joining both the national and a regional association.