October 2021 Volume: 2 | Issue: 2

In This Issue >
President’s MessageEquity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) UpdateQuality Assurance NewsInformation From the Practice Advice ServiceCouncil Highlights – September 10, 2021Oral Examiner Thank youContinuing Professional Development Opportunity: Expert Opinions WebinarInquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC)Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) DecisionsDiscipline CommitteeReport of the Domestic Violence Death Review CommitteeChanges to the Register

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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

It’s October in Ontario and my mind turns to Thanksgiving.  Whether you formally celebrate this holiday or not, I believe that a thankful or grateful mindset is valuable.  The field of positive psychology has done much to confirm ways that an attitude of gratitude is associated with many desired outcomes, […]


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Update

The College remains committed to reviewing its processes related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) with a view toward incorporating EDI into all aspects of College work and its regulatory processes. The EDI Working Group has continued to focus on the goals it established.  This has included initiating a review of […]


Quality Assurance News

Working within the statutory requirements for all Ontario Health Regulatory Colleges, the College views it’s Quality Assurance Programs as a means of supporting members in maintaining their knowledge, skills and experience throughout their careers. The Programs are intended to be supportive rather than investigative.  Whenever participation in Quality Assurance leads […]


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 in response to specific inquiries and may not be applicable or generalize to all circumstances. Information is provided to support College […]


Council Highlights – September 10, 2021

The College Council met virtually on September 10, 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 […]


Oral Examiner Thank you

The College would like to thank the following who acted as Oral Examiners in June 2021.


Continuing Professional Development Opportunity: Expert Opinions Webinar

November 10, 2021 Noon – 1:00 PM The College would like to invite all members to learn more about the role of Expert Opinions in the context of Investigations and Discipline proceedings. At times, the investigation of a complaint requires the College to seek an ‘expert opinion’ in relation to […]


Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC)

First quarter, June 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021 Committee Activities New Complaints and Reports In the 1st Quarter, the College received 28 new complaints and opened one Registrar’s Investigation and one Health Inquiry, for a total of 30 new matters. The nature of service in relation to these matters […]


Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) Decisions

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 Committee

First Quarter, June 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021 Referrals to Discipline There were no referrals to the Discipline Committee in the first quarter. Hearings Hearings were held in the following matters in the first quarter: Dr. Martin Rovers: https://members.cpo.on.ca/public_register/show/3067 A referral was made to the Discipline Committee on June […]


Report of the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee

The College receives information from the Office of the Chief Coroner reporting on the results of reviews conducted by the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee (DVDRC) when the review makes recommendations relevant to members of the College of Psychologists. The letter accompanying the Report states that: The purpose of this […]


Changes to the Register

The College would like to congratulate those Psychologist and Psychological Associate members who have received Certificates of Registration since July 2021.