Council Elections 2017

Candidate List

This page lists all eligible candidates nominated for Council elections in District 2 – North and 4 – Central East, as well as their Candidate Statements, in which they outline the strengths, achievements and professional contributions they believe qualify them for a position on Council. Candidate Statements are posted as submitted.

Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by first name.

Members eligible to vote (those who practise or reside in Ontario) will find information about submitting their votes on the “Election” tab of their CRPO User Account. Voting will take place from June 1 until 12:00 pm June 30, 2017.

District 2 – North

Malcolm MacFarlane

I am honoured to be nominated for a second term as a member of the Council of the CRPO.  I have been a member of the Council since the inaugural election in 2015.  In this capacity, I have served as Chair of the Examinations Committee, have served on the Registration, Quality Assurance, and Elections Committees, and have been a member of several Discipline Panels as a member of the Discipline Committee.  Most recently, I have been elected as Vice-President of the Council.

This past November, I retired from my position as a Mental Health Therapist at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay after a thirty-year career. This allows me more time to devote to my responsibilities with the Council.  I continue to volunteer for the hospital as a community member on the hospital’s Ethics Committee.

Academically, I have a MA in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from the California Family Study Centre (now Phillips Graduate University) and a BA with majors in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Guelph.  I am a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American, Canadian and Ontario Associations for Marriage and Family Therapy.  I am a past member of the Board of the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Clinically, my interests lie in the application of marital and family therapy approaches to traditional mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders, and bipolar disorder.  I am the author of several journal articles and editor of two text books:  Family Therapy and Mental Health:  Innovations in Theory and Practice, and Family Treatment of Personality Disorders:  Advances in Clinical Practice.

I welcome the opportunity of continuing to serve the public and the College in a variety of capacities over the next three years.  Thank you very much for your support.

Sabine Cox

I have been interested in the development of the CRPO ever since the first public meetings of the Transitional Council (TC). Before proclamation of the College I attended most meetings of the TC as an observer. I supported fellow psychotherapists in their struggles to understand the processes that were beginning to shape. I tried to assuage concerns about possible limitations of practice. Why? Because I believed then and I believe now that psychotherapy as a mental health profession deserves the attention of any recognized profession: common guidelines and ethical requirements; a basic requirement for competence and training; and methods of accountability. I also believe that the best way to protect the public — one of the most important tasks of the CRPO — is to stay connected to therapists, to engage them, involve them, work with them. This to me is the goal and idea of self-regulation.

As a practitioner in private practice for 17 years I have also had the privilege to teach in a psychotherapy training program, be a supervisor and consultant to psychotherapists, and teach and develop personal growth workshops for the general public. In all these endeavours I saw that communication and respect for each other are the core ingredients for successful cooperation and healthy progress.

I trained in a private training institute in Toronto. I do not have university training and yet I know myself to be a competent, effective, and ethical psychotherapist just like so many others with different training backgrounds.

My goal as a member of the CRPO council would be to work diligently to maintain the diversity — in psychotherapist training, theoretical approaches, schools of thought, and ethnic- and culturally-based therapy tools — that the TC has put into place, thus guaranteeing the best service and best protection for the Ontario public.

District 4 – Central East

Keith Marlowe

First, I want to thank those members who nominated me and then voted for me so that I could serve on the College Council for the past year. Although I had been actively working with OAMFT to secure some form of regulation the profession for close to 40 years, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to actually sit on the Council of the newly formed regulating body. Work on the various committees has been sometimes daunting but always exciting and interesting. For me one of the highlights has been the active discussion around the qualifications for clinical supervisor. This important work continues. The development, implementation and review of the quality assurance measures required conscientious, thorough and deliberate discussions over the past many months to reach the effectiveness now demonstrated in the various tools. Members of CRPO can use these tools to assist and enact a balanced continuing education program. The opportunity to work with other members of the Council has been consistently satisfying. The spirit of compassion and professionalism brought to the table by both the professional members and the public members has contributed to my excitement and enthusiasm for continuing to work on the Council. I look forward to serving the public and profession for another term.

Kenneth Lomp

I served on the transitional Council from November 2013 to December 2015 during which time I also sat on the Quality Assurance Committee and the Interviews Complaints and Reports Committee.  In 2011 and 2012, I was enlisted by the College as a “Subject Matter Expert” for the Task Group that developed the Entry to Practice Competencies.  I currently sit on ICRC as a non-Council member and I chair one of the two ICRC panels.  As such, I have a good understanding of the workings of the CRPO and its various committees and I have directly contributed to the development of several aspects of professional practise as a registered Psychotherapist.

I have practised in the field of Psychotherapy for nearly 38 years.  I have worked as a therapist, researcher, clinical supervisor, manager and educator.  I worked with clients ranging in age from 3 years through to 80 years, males and females, individuals, groups, couples and families.  During my 17 years at the Pinewood Centre of Lakeridge Health, I developed and/or had significant hand in the development of several treatment programs and I led the institution to adopt a Cognitive – Behavioural approach for work with individuals and groups and a family systems-based approach for work with youth and families.

As a member of faculty and Program Coordinator at Durham College, I developed a graduate certificate program focused on training psychotherapists for work in addiction and mental health.  Many of our graduates are now working RPs.  As a researcher, I have co-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals.  I have an undergraduate degree as a “Psychology Specialist” from the University of Toronto, a Master’s degree in Psychology from Carleton University and I am currently completing a doctorate at OISE-UT.

Given my background, I believe I am well-suited to sit on Council.