The provincial government established the transitional Council of the College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario to establish regulations and standards that form the basis of a new regulatory college.
As part of their mandate, the transitional Council established a Competency Profiles Task Group (spring 2011) for the purpose of formulating entry-to-practice profiles. Because there is a great deal of diversity in the background and experience of current practitioners, draft Competency Profiles have been developed with input from Registration and Professional Practice Committees, external experts, a consulting firm and the Ontario Coaliton of Mental Health Professionals “Entry-to-Practice Competency Profile”.
These competency profiles will be used as the basis for the development of other College tools and resources. These include a framework for reviewing education/training programs, previous learning assessment tools, and a quality assurance program.
Stakeholder feedback is being sought on the draft Competency Profiles from September 9 to 25, 2011. To participate and provide feedback, please go to www.collegeofpsychotherapists.on.ca and select the survey appropriate to you and your practice.
For more information go to www.collegeofpsychotherapists.on.ca.