Andrew Benedetto Candidate Statement
It is a privilege to stand for election to Council. I have appreciated the opportunity to serve as the current president of CRPO for over two years voted to the position by my Council peers. I have served as vice-president as well as chair of the Registration Committee in addition to serving on several committees and task groups. Prior to my election to Council I was an appointed professional member of the Transitional Council. As a professional member of CRPO, I maintain a private practice as a Registered Psychotherapist and Jungian Analyst.
I believe that CRPO delivers on its mandate of protecting the public through a recognition of the diversity of psychotherapy modalities and Council’s efforts to ensure high standards for the profession that are both reasoned and realistic. Our clients and the public can be assured that their psychotherapist of choice, in whichever psychotherapeutic modality they might be working, is committed to practicing professionally.
My contribution to this mandate has been my intention to participate, facilitate, or lead, depending on my role on a given committee or at Council, in a manner that promotes a process of thorough reflection, fair consideration, and sound decision-making. This process benefits from acknowledging the need to identify opportunities as well as gaps in our understanding and our work, build where needed, and refine as necessary.
I have valued the opportunity to meet and learn from so many individuals including CRPO members at Town Halls this past October, various stakeholders, and from Council members representing diverse professional and public perspectives. I have been pleased to participate in the growth of a relatively new regulatory body—particularly where its members are reflective, engaged, wish to share their ideas, and have excellent communications skill.
I would appreciate your support for my continued work on Council.