The peer and practice review (PPR) is a mandatory component of CRPO’s Quality Assurance program and is a normal part of being a regulated health professional in Ontario. The objective of a peer and practice review is to help CRPO registrants assess their knowledge, skill and judgment in key areas of professional practice and identify ways to improve and maintain quality of care.
The PPR is an assessment and coaching process that guides registrants on where to focus their professional development efforts. PPR activities include the following:
- case-based assessment (CBA);
- self-directed professional development; and
- peer-assisted review activities with a peer coach.
The first stage of the PPR for all registrants is to complete the CBA. Depending on the CBA result, registrants will receive guidance for professional development that is one of the following:
- self-directed with suggested resources and reporting requirements; or
- peer-assisted with support from a peer coach or College staff
The CBA is intended to provide registrants with evidence-based feedback that will assist them in engaging with the Professional Practice Standards and continuing to think critically about their practice, professional growth, and obligations as a regulated health professional. The CBA supports reflective practice and life-long learning, both of which are critical components of providing safe and effective care.
Registrants with low scores on the CBA might be at risk of not understanding or demonstrating the Standards in their practice. These registrants will proceed to the second stage of the PPR and participate in a peer-assisted practice review.
Peer-assisted reviews will be conducted by peer coaches. Peer coaches are CRPO registrants who have been trained to conduct practice assessments and provide peer coaching. They, and the CRPO, are committed to collaborating with registrants and supporting them to meet their professional obligations, many of which are laid out in the Professional Practice Standards for Registered Psychotherapists.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your requirements, or your capacity to complete them on time, please contact QA staff.