The College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario (CRPRMHTO) will be the governing body for psychotherapists and mental health therapists in Ontario.
The CRPRMHTO was established by the Psychotherapy Act in 2007 and is represented by its transitional council. In July 2009, staff of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) provided the Registrar of the transitional council with an overview of the OFC's work and with the requirements for compliance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, as amended, that the CRPRMHTO will eventually have to meet. The CRPRMHTO is developing its regulations and setting standards of practice that will enable it to become fully operational. The OFC will work closely with the transitional council.
The transitional council does not expect to begin accepting applications for membership in the CRPRMHTO until at least 2012. Regular updates on progress toward establishing the college will be posted on the transitional council's website: www.collegeofpsychotherapists.on.ca
The College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
The OFC will oversee the registration practices of the CRPRMHTO to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a psychotherapist or mental health therapist in this province.
The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact info@CollegeofPsychotherapists.on.ca for further information about your ability to practise as a psychotherapist or mental health therapist in Ontario.