Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists

On April 1,  2015, the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario was proclaimed. Two years later,  on December 31, 2017, the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy was also proclaimed.

The CRPO is the legal governing and regulating body for the practice of psychotherapy in Ontario. The CRPO regulates its members in the public interest under the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) . Only members of CRPO can use the protected title “Registered Psychotherapist,” along with the professional designation, RP.

There is a 2 year transition period (until Dec 31, 2019) for practitioners to become registered members of the CRPO if they practice the controlled act of psychotherapy or wish to use the restricted tile of “Registered Psychotherapist”.

The current registration regulations, code of ethics, by-laws and much more can be found on the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario website.


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