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.
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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.
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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.
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.
January 22, 2015 Council Meeting Highlights
At its January meeting, Council received an update regarding proclamation of the Psychotherapy Act, 2007. The President announced that, following a January meeting with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), CRPO has requested an April 1st, 2015 proclamation date. Significantly, ministry staff was supportive of this request and is working to try to make it happen. That said, the date is not definite and will not be official until it is formally announced by the ministry.
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‘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:
- Create a user account (see link at bottom of email) or login at top right corner if you have already created an account;
- Enroll and pay the required fee ($60 + HST = $67.80) to access the Jurisprudence (JRP) e-Learning Module;
- 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;
- 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).
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Please see “Info for Applicants” on the left for detailed information about registration requirements for Registered Psychotherapists.
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