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President’s MessagePublished: April 30, 2021
When I was a youngster, time seemed to stand still but with the greying of the years, it has flown by at a very fast pace, indeed. I joined the Council of the College as an Academic Member in June of 2015.
On April 27, 2021, the Ontario government introduced legislation which, if passed, would create a new profession of Behaviour Analysis to be regulated the College of Psychologists. The current College would be renamed the College of Psychologists and Behaviour Analysts of Ontario to reflect its expanded role.
The College’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group was established to consider issues of racism, systemic discrimination or bias that may be present within the College’s regulatory structures, and the larger psychology profession.
In February 2021, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) released new guidelines for the health care sector in order to support the safe and secure use of virtual care: Privacy and Security Considerations for Virtual Health Care Visits.
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.
Over the past year, the Quality Assurance Committee reviewed the completed SAG/PDP documents of those members who did not submit their Declarations of Completion on time. The Committee believed it would be useful for the membership to know about some of the most common feedback provided to these members.
Between January 1, 2021 and March 31, 2021, the College received and responded to 518 inquiries. During this period, 19 of these queries were related to practicing during the COVID-19 pandemic and 499 were related to broader practice issues.
The College Council met virtually on March 19, 2021. Information provided to members of Council for their review in anticipation of their deliberations and decision-making is posted on the homepage of College website a week in advance of meetings. Following the meeting, this information is archived on the website in […]
Elections to the College Council were held on March 31, 2021. We are pleased to announce the following results:
This Seminar was established to honour Dr. Barbara Wand who served as Registrar of the Ontario Board of Examiners in Psychology for 15 years, from 1976 to 1991. It was established to recognize her contribution to the regulation of the profession of psychology, not only in Ontario, but also throughout […]
In the 3rd Quarter, the College received 27 new complaints and opened 4 Registrar’s Investigations, for a total of 31 new matters.
The following are summaries of some 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. […]
Discipline CommitteePublished: April 30, 2021
REFERRALS TO DISCIPLINE Two referrals were made to the Discipline Committee in the third quarter: Dr. Augustine Meier: https://members.cpo.on.ca/public_register/show/1032 A referral was made to the Discipline Committee on November 30, 2020. The matter is currently at the pre-hearing stage and a hearing has not yet been scheduled. Dr. André Dessaulles: […]
The College would like to congratulate those Psychologist and Psychological Associate members who have received Certificates of Registration since January 2021.
The College of Psychologists of Ontario is the governing body for Psychologists and Psychological Associates in Ontario. The College’s mandate is to protect the public interest by monitoring and regulating the practice of psychology. Through the participation of the public and the profession, the College ensures the delivery of safe, […]