January 2024 Volume: 4 | Issue: 3

In This Issue >
President’s MessageRegistrar’s MessageZeitgeist – The Need for Diversity in PsychologyPreparing for Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Regulation UpdateEquity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) UpdateQuality Assurance (QA) UpdateInformation from the Practice Advice ServiceElection to Council 2024Administrative Monetary Penalties Under the Personal Health Information Protection ActOral Examiner Thank YouCouncil Highlights December 15, 2023Investigations, Complaints & Resolutions Committee (ICRC) ReportInquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) DecisionsDiscipline Committee ReportChanges to the Register

About Headlines

HEADLINES is the official publication of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the governing body for psychological practitioners; Psychologists and Psychological Associates, in Ontario.



President’s Message

It’s the start of a new year and as I look to the future in 2024, I am filled with anticipation. 


Registrar’s Message

One hundred and eleven years ago, John Watson wrote the seminal paper, “Psychology as the Behaviorist Views It (1913)” in the journal, Psychological Review.


Zeitgeist – The Need for Diversity in Psychology

The College is dedicated to treating all peoples with dignity and respect. As part of this commitment, it is important to highlight the factors that impact health equity, the diversity of our membership, and the experience of feeling a sense of belonging and inclusion.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Update

The College remains committed to the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and to incorporating EDI into all aspects of the College’s work and its regulatory processes and encouraging the same within the larger profession.


Quality Assurance (QA) Update

All registrants of the College, except for those holding a Retired Certificate, are reminded that they must participate in continuing education and professional development activities to fulfill the requirements of the Continuing Professional Development Program every two years.


Information from the Practice Advice Service

The Practice Advice Service provides information to College members and members of the public about relevant Legislation, Regulations, Standards of Professional Conduct, 2017, and other practical considerations.


Election to Council 2024

The election to Council for Electoral Districts 5 (GTA East), 6 (GTA West) and Psychological Associates (non-Voting) will take place on March 31, 2024.


Oral Examiner Thank You

The College would like to thank the following who acted as Oral Examiners in December 2023.


Council Highlights December 15, 2023

The College Council met virtually on December 15, 2023. Information provided to members of Council for their review in preparation for their deliberations and decision-making was posted on the homepage of the College website a week in advance of the meeting.


Changes to the Register

The College would like to congratulate those Psychologist and Psychological Associate members who have received Certificates of Registration since November 2023.