April 2022 Volume: 2 | Issue: 4

In This Issue >
President’s MessageCongratulationsEquity, Diversity, and Inclusion UpdateSexual Abuse: Behaviour or Remarks of a Sexual NatureQuality Assurance NewsInformation from the Practice Advice ServiceCouncil Highlights – March 11, 2022Call for Interest in Participating on College Committees for 2022-2033Elections to Council 2022 – ResultsInquiries, Complaints & Reports Committee (ICRC)Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) DecisionsDiscipline CommitteeChanges 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

I’ve had a five-letter word on my mind a lot in the past months. The word began as a simple noun in the English language in the 1300’s and morphed over time to verb status.  Eventually, it took its place in business vernacular and now seems to be on the […]



The College congratulates Dr. Marjory Phillips Ph.D., C.Psych., Vice-President of the College Council, who is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (CCPPP) Award for Excellence in Professional Training in the Academic Training category.  This national award recognizes a psychologist for their outstanding contributions to the […]


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Update

Under the leadership of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group, the College continues to review its practices, working to incorporate EDI into all aspects of its regulatory processes and to promote EDI across the larger profession. The EDI Working Group continues to focus on diversity within the practices […]


Quality Assurance News

Working within the statutory requirements established for all Health Regulatory Colleges in Ontario; the College views its Quality Assurance Programs as a means of supporting members in maintaining their knowledge and skills throughout their careers.


Information from the Practice Advice Service

The Practice Advice Service provides information to College members and members of the public regarding relevant Legislation, Regulations, Standards of Professional Conduct, 2017, and other Guidelines. Answers are provided by College staff in response to specific inquiries and may not be applicable or generalize to all circumstances. Information is provided to support College members in exercising their professional judgement and is not an appropriate substitute for advice from a qualified legal professional.


Council Highlights – March 11, 2022

The College Council met virtually on March 11, 2022. The meeting information package prepared for Council members to inform their deliberations and decision-making is posted on the homepage of College website a week in advance of meeting


Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) Decisions

The following are summaries of some recent decisions of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports C 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 relevant substance of the allegations and outcomes remain unchanged.


Discipline Committee

Referrals to Discipline
There was one referral to the Discipline Committee in the third quarter.


Changes to the Register

The College would like to congratulate those Psychologist and Psychological Associate members who have received Certificates of Registration since January 2022.