Education Programs

To qualify for registration with the College, individuals applying for membership through the regular route, (i.e. not grandparenting) must have completed a program of education & training in psychotherapy that has allowed them to develop required entry-to-practice competencies. The draft Registration Regulation states that this education may take one of four forms:

i. a structured, coherent program of education and training in psychotherapy which has as a prerequisite an undergraduate degree and which includes 360 hours of training and education central to the practice of psychotherapy, which hours exclude direct client contact hours and clinical supervision hours, and which program is recognized by the Registration Committee or by a body that is approved by the Registration Committee, or

ii. a master’s degree, which includes at least 10 semester courses (360 hours) of training and education central to the practice of psychotherapy, which hours exclude direct client contact hours and clinical supervision hours, and which degree is recognized by the Registration Committee or by a body that is approved by the Registration Committee, or

iii a program in Indigenous practice of psychotherapy recognized by the Registration Committee or by a body that is approved by the Registration Committee, or

iv. a program that is deemed by the Registration Committee to be substantially equivalent to a program referred to in subparagraph i or ii, or education and training that may be comprised of one or more programs, that when viewed in its entirety is deemed by the Registration Committee to be substantially equivalent to a program referred to in subparagraph i or ii.

The Registration Committee or a body approved by the Registration Committee shall not recognize a program unless one of its core components is to develop competency in the safe and effective use of self in the psychotherapeutic relationship.

The transitional Council has developed a ‘framework’ for Reviewing and Recognizing programs that meet the requirements in i. and ii. above. For more information, click the links below.

Reviewing/Recognizing Education Programs

Education program providers may now complete and submit an application to have their program Reviewed, so that they may be Recognized by the CRPO.

Click here for details.

Competency Profile 

The final draft Competency Profile for Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) was approved at the March 30, 2012 meeting of the transitional Council.

Click here for details.

February 10, 2014