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Council Of The College Of Registered Psychotherapists And Registered Mental Health Therapists Of Ontario

Ministry
Health
URL
www.crpo.ca
Address
375 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, SUITE 803
TORONTO
M5G2J5
Phone
416-479-4330
Fax
416-639-2168
Background
Psychotherapy Act, 2007, S.O. 2007, Chapter 10, Schedule R, s. 5 (opens a new window)
Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, Chapter 18 (opens a new window)
Function

The college regulates the profession of psychotherapy in the public interest by ensuring that individuals have access to health services provided by competent health professionals, and that individuals are treated with sensitivity and respect in their dealings with health professionals. Members of the college are governed in accordance with the Psychotherapy Act, 2007, the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, and the regulations and by-laws of the college. The college develops and maintains standards of practice, entry to practice requirements, standards of professional ethics, and promotes and develops standards for continuing competence among the members. Various committees of the college function in a quasi-judicial role with respect to the suspension and revocation of certificates of registration and practice in Ontario.

Membership

At least six and no more than nine members are elected in accordance with the by-laws by the members of the college. At least five and no more than eight members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council who are not members of the college, members of a College as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, or members of a Council as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. The Council elects annually a president and vice-president from among the members of Council who are eligible for election.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
• The council meets for 4-6 full-day & in-person meetings. Preparation: 4-6 hrs. o Executive Committee: 10-12 (4-6 full-day), 4-6 two-hr teleconferences. Preparation: 2-6 hrs o Client Relations committee: 2-4 (2 full-day), 2 two-hr teleconferences. Preparation: 2-6 hrs o Discipline Committee: 1 full day plenary meeting, 2-4 full training days, number of hearings varies (3 days to several weeks). Preparation: 1-4 hrs for meetings, 2-6 hrs for motions related to decision and reasons. o Examination Committee: 1 plenary meeting, 2-3 full day panels. Preparation: 3-6 hrs. for plenary meetings o Fitness to Practise Committee: 1 full-day plenary meeting, 1-full training day, number of hearings varies (1 to several days). Preparation: 1-4 hrs for meetings, 2-6 hrs for motions related to decision and reasons. o Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee: 2-4 full day plenary meetings, ~monthly panel meetings (6-12 full day/half-day panel meetings). Preparation: 3-6 hrs. for plenaries, 6-12 hrs. for panels. o Nominations and Elections committee: 2-4 half-day plenary meetings. Preparation: 3-6 hrs. for plenaries. o Quality Assurance Committee: 3 full-day plenary meetings, 6 half-day panel meetings Preparation: 3-6 hrs. for plenaries, 4-6 hrs. for panels o Registration Committee: 2-4 full-day plenary meetings, 12-24 panel meetings (6-12 full-day/half-day). Preparation: 3-6 hrs. for plenaries, ~ 8 hrs. for panels • Public Appointees should prepare for between 17 – 30 days per year, on average.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) GRISHANTH RAM
02-Sep-2021 - 31-Dec-2021
mississauga
2. Member (Part-Time) SHERINE FAHMY
15-Apr-2021 - 14-Apr-2022
mississauga
3. Member (Part-Time) STEVEN BOYCHYN
20-Jun-2019 - 19-Jun-2022
whitby
4. Member (Part-Time) DAVID KEAST
28-Aug-2019 - 27-Aug-2022
tillsonburg
5. Member (Part-Time) KERI SELKIRK
25-Oct-2019 - 24-Oct-2022
parkhill
6. Member (Part-Time)
7. Member (Part-Time)
8. Member (Part-Time)