July 2021 Volume: 2 | Issue: 1

In This Issue >
President’s MessageEquity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group UpdateQuality Assurance NewsInformation from the Practice Advice ServiceIn Memoriam – Dr. Barbara WandCouncil Highlights – June 18, 2021Investigations, Complaints & Resolutions Committee (ICRC)Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) DecisionsDiscipline Committee ReportChanges to the RegisterEmail Address for College Communications

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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

I heard a quote by Etienne de Grellet (1773-1855) voiced by a family member, a friend, a colleague and a client in the past month.  He wrote the now popular quote hundreds of years ago, yet its sentiment is valued to this day. « I shall pass this way but once; […]


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group Update

The College remains committed to incorporating principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) into all aspects of the work of College, its regulatory processes and, as appropriate, the profession at large. The EDI Working Group has continued to address a variety of actions.  These have included a discussion of the processes […]


Quality Assurance News

The need for safe and competent psychological services has continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the legislated requirements for Quality Assurance activities by the College remain as relevant as ever. Members, other than those with a Retired Certificate of Registration, must ensure that they are keeping up with developments in […]


Information from the Practice Advice Service

The Practice Advice Service of the College provides information to members of the College and members of the public regarding relevant Legislation, Regulations, Standards of Professional Conduct, and other Guidelines. Answers are provided in response to specific inquiries and may not be applicable or generalize to all circumstances. Information is provided […]


In Memoriam – Dr. Barbara Wand

I have sadly learned of the passing of Dr. Barbara Wand. Dr. Wand holds a very important place in the history of the College of Psychologists of Ontario as she played an integral role in the regulation of Psychology in Ontario and across North America.   In 1974, Dr. Wand was […]


Council Highlights – June 18, 2021

The College Council met virtually on June 18, 2021. Information provided to members of Council for their review in anticipation of their deliberations and decision-making was posted on the homepage of College website a week in advance of meeting. Following the meeting, this information was archived on the website in […]


Investigations, Complaints & Resolutions Committee (ICRC)

COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES New Complaints and Reports In the 4th Quarter, the College received 25 new complaints and opened 1 new Registrar’s Investigation, for a total of 26 new matters. The nature of service in relation to these matters is as follows: Timeline Snapshot There are currently 120 open Complaints and […]


Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) Decisions

The following are summaries of recent decisions of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee reflecting three different dispositions. They are provided for educational purposes. Information in these summaries has been altered to protect the privacy of both members and complainants, and to protect the confidentiality of the investigation process. The […]


Discipline Committee Report

REFERRALS TO DISCIPLINE There were no referrals to the Discipline Committee to May 31, 2021. HEARINGS Dr. Martin Rovers: https://members.cpo.on.ca/public_register/show/3067 A Hearing was held on June 29, 2021.  The Discipline Committee Panel made findings of professional misconduct in that Dr. Rovers failed to maintain the standards of the profession, contrary […]


Changes to the Register

The College would like to congratulate those Psychologist and Psychological Associate members who have received Certificates of Registration since April 2021. PSYCHOLOGISTS – CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION AUTHORIZING AUTONOMOUS PRACTICE Areeba AdnanAlex AuerbachSheena BanceMichael Scott BoroughsChantal Marie BoucherValeriya BravoBrenda ChiangJasmine Alicia Evelyn DeanStephen Gerard Denner-StewartLisa Do CoutoAlexandra Sarah DrawsonLuis Enrique FloresJustin […]


Email Address for College Communications

The College uses email as its main method of communication in reaching out to members. Your College contact email address is used to notify you of upcoming important events such as membership renewal dates and processes and  Quality Assurance deadlines.  It is also used for routine notices regarding items such […]