As a CRPO Registered Psychotherapist, you belong to a regulated health profession. Along with the privilege of professional regulation comes responsibility – namely, that you practise safely, effectively, and competently. You demonstrate safe, effective, competent practice by consistently meeting the standards of the profession and upholding the laws and regulations that apply to your professional practice. The public (your clients) share a similar expectation that you demonstrate professionalism and accountability and that you provide competent care. While CRPO recognizes that the vast majority of Registered Psychotherapists are safe, effective, competent practitioners, both you and CRPO share a mutual obligation to assure the public that you possess these qualities. One of the ways that this is accomplished is through your engagement in the Quality Assurance (QA) Program.

CRPO’s Quality Assurance (QA) Program and QA team, including staff and peer coaches, are here to support Registered Psychotherapists in providing safe and effective care to their clients. Our approach to quality assurance is collaborative and educational, to benefit both clients and Registered Psychotherapists.

The QA Program is designed to encourage Registered Psychotherapists to be self-reflective and think critically about their practice, their professional growth, and their obligations as regulated health professionals. The QA Program supports life-long learning, a critical component of providing safe and effective care.

All registered health professionals are expected to participate in the QA Program, as required by the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA).

The QA program consists of three main components: