CRPO offers a practice advisory service that Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) can connect with in order to discuss matters relating to professional practice, ethics and standards.

The structure of the practice advisory service is such that RPs can be matched with a practice advisor of a related professional background. Our six practice advisors are fellow RPs with extensive clinical experience.

RPs or members of the public who have questions about what is expected in psychotherapy practice, or who are involved in ethical dilemmas, are invited to connect with the practice advisory service. Please email us at with your questions.

If your inquiry is urgent, please make note of this in your email. The practice advisory service is unable to provide emergency practice advice, but we do review inquiries daily during business hours.

While email is often the best way to clearly state your question(s), those who wish may phone and leave a voicemail at 416-479-4330, ext. 222.

On average, you can expect a response within three to five business days. This response time may vary depending on the nature of your inquiry. For example, questions that relate to client safety receive the highest priority.

Concerned about a particular registrant’s practice?

The practice advisory service is designed to provide information and resources to registrants about professional practice. If you have a complaint or concern about a particular registrant’s practice, please contact

Limitations of the Practice Advisory Service

The practice advisory service is meant to be an educational resource. Information provided by the College or the College’s practice advisors is not intended to replace the advice of a lawyer, expert in professional practice or other appropriately qualified professional. If you have specific concerns about your professional obligations, please consult with a qualified professional.

The College retains records of your communications with the practice advisory service, mainly to ensure the quality of the service and to inform the development of resources for registrants. The communications will remain confidential and will only be shared if the information in the communications is deemed relevant to a proceeding before a College committee or there is reason to believe that a registrant has engaged in professional misconduct that would result in harm to a person or group of persons.

Practice Matters

The practice advisory service publishes Practice Matters, an occasional publication on particular topics of interest to RPs.

QA Publications

Practice Matters