Non-members of the College are not permitted to use the title “psychotherapist”* or “Registered Psychotherapist” (including a variation or abbreviation), or to hold themselves out as qualified to practise as a psychotherapist in Ontario. The College can investigate unregulated individuals and may take legal action against them. However, the College cannot investigate such an individual’s practice, or hold them to the standards that apply to CRPO members.
Some unregulated practitioners may be in the process of registering with the College. If you are concerned about an unregulated practitioner who may be applying for registration with CRPO, you can contact us. We will accept information about the practitioner and may review it if they apply for registration.
* This does not include members of five other regulated professions (nurses, occupational therapists, physicians, psychologists, social workers). They are permitted to use the title “psychotherapist” subject to specific regulatory requirements from their own college.
List of Unregulated Practitioners
If the College takes legal action against a non-member for illegal practice, we will post information about them here.