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December 11, 2015 Council Highlights

At its first meeting, the newly constituted Council of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario received an orientation to the role of Council Members and the College, approved the membership of its committees, and conducted elections for Executive Committee.

To view full Council Highlights, click here.

New Council Meets Dec 11th

Public Members Now Appointed

Now that we have confirmation of six new public Members of Council appointed by the Ontario Government, CRPO`s new Council is ready to roll up its sleeves and get down to business.

Professional Members of Council were elected in October by a vote of the membership. Now we have eight elected and six appointed Council Members, and one vacant seat that will require a by-election in coming months. To review Council Member biographies or brief candidate statements (the latter posted for election purposes), click here.  [Note: candidate statements will be replaced with biographies shortly.]

The first meeting of Council will include orientation sessions on CRPO’s past and future activities, and regulatory governance, as well as appointment of committees and committee chairs, and election of the Executive Committee. For more information about the election process for the Executive see CRPO’s By-laws, Schedule 1 (p. 49). An important aspect of this process is that Executive Committee must be composed of three elected Members of Council and two public (appointed) Members.

2015 Council Elections 

Voting iconVoting for Council elections closed at 4 pm, October 30th. Click here to see election results.

OPEN LETTER to CRPO Members and Candidates

Dear Members & Candidates:

Your new College has reached an exciting milestone – namely, conducting elections for your first elected Council. As Members of a self-regulated profession, you have the privilege (and responsibility) of participating and selecting fellow Members of the College to sit on Council and make decisions that may govern the profession for years to come.

Click here to read the full letter.

Click here to see the list of Candidate Statements for those elected by District.

For more information about the election process and the role of Council, see the Council Elections page.

September 24, 2015 Council Highlights

At the final meeting of the first Council of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, Council reviewed stakeholder feedback on proposed by-law amendments designed to enhance transparency; reconsidered the posting of Members’ former names on the Public Register; and received an update on Council Elections.

To view full Council Highlights, click here.

Click here to read the President’s Report from the Council meeting.

June 18, 2015 Council Highlights

At its June meeting, Council received updates on work underway to enhance understanding of the controlled act of psychotherapy; to further develop the Quality Assurance Program; and to support Council elections this fall.  Council also approved for stakeholder consultation, proposed by-law amendments designed to increase the transparency of College activities, particularly those related to complaints and discipline matters.  In addition, two non-Council Committee Members were appointed to ICRC.

To view full Council Highlights, click here.

April 22, 2015 Council Highlights

At its April meeting, Council celebrated its first meeting as the Council of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.  Council approved a policy to support the registration of Indigenous practitioners of psychotherapy, as well as the adoption of the transparency principles previously circulated for stakeholder comment.  Council also discussed directives from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to further define the controlled act of psychotherapy, as well as to prohibit the practice of conversion therapy. Finally, the Registration Committee Chair provided an update on recently approved registration policies.

To view full Council Highlights, click here.

Psychotherapy Act Proclaimed!

On March 31, 2015, the transitional Council was advised by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) that the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 would come into force on April 1, 2015, thereby creating the new College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario (CRPO). In addition, Council learned that proclamation of the controlled act of psychotherapy has not been proclaimed into force at this time.

All those who have submitted applications for registration with the new College are advised that notifications regarding registration status are being sent out, via our Member Management System. Along with the notification, successful applicants will receive an invoice for their first year’s registration fee, and instructions about next steps to complete the registration process. IMPORTANT: please wait for your official invoice before attempting to pay your registration fee. If you have submitted an application and do not receive a notification in the next 2-3 weeks, this means your application is still under review. Continued…click here.

To see previous Council Highlights, click here.

Regular Route Application for Registration

The Regular Route Application has been available online since mid-December, and applications from recent graduates and non-grandparenting applicants are starting to trickle in.  For more information about Regular Route Registration Requirements, see Info for Applicants at the left.

‘Grandparenting’ Application Available

The online ‘Grandparenting’ Application for Registration is now available for those who have created a user account on our Member Management System and completed the Professional Practice & Jurisprudence e-Learning Module (“JRP Module”).

To access the Grandparenting Application, please follow the steps below and read important information beneath:

  1. Create a user account (see link at bottom of email) or login at top right corner if you have already created an account;
  1. Enroll and pay the required fee ($60 + HST = $67.80) to access the Jurisprudence (JRP) e-Learning Module;
  1. Complete the JRP Module online through your user account. Note: You must complete the JRP Module before you will be able to access the online Grandparenting Application;
  1. Access the Grandparenting Application through your user account; complete the form and pay the application fee ($125 + HST = $141.25) before submitting it (the system will not accept your application until the fee has been paid).

Tips about completing the application – Click here

Please see “Info for Applicants” on the left for detailed information about registration requirements for Registered Psychotherapists.  

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Updated December 15, 2015