SP Continuing Curriculum
Dear Spiritual Psychotherapy Graduates
Over the last few years, you have been hearing more and more about the upcoming implementation of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. To update you on the progression of the new Regulatory College and the start of registration of members, we wanted to start off with a synopsis of its history.
- The Province of Ontario passed legislation almost seven years ago creating the Psychotherapy Act of 2007.
- This Act mandated the regulation of the practice of psychotherapy within the province and included the establishment of the Transitional Council.
- The Ontario Ministry of Health, in their continuing mandate of creating regulatory bodies’ (Colleges) for many health professions in the province, anticipates that the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) will be proclaimed into law in Spring of 2015.
- Once proclaimed, the new Regulatory College will own and control the title of Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and any derivatives. Only the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario can grant the title with its use restricted to members of the College.
- The scope of practice of Psychotherapy restricts such practices to Registered Psychotherapists and is defined as “The assessment and treatment of cognitive, emotional or behavioural disturbances by psychotherapeutic means, delivered through a therapeutic relationship based primarily on verbal or non-verbal communication.” Of course, related professions such as Psychiatrists, Psychologists, etc. also practice within this scope in similar and additional ways.
- A minimum entry-to-practice core competencies have been established and will become the professional standard for all individuals applying to the College seeking to practise psychotherapy.
- Calling one’s self a Counsellor or a Facilitator while practising within this defined scope of practice will be illegal.
The Spiritual Psychotherapy Program at Transformational Arts has always maintained a solid curriculum in preparing people to work as Psychotherapists. In keeping in line with the curriculum that the Registered Psychotherapists College of Ontario is proposing for all schools to follow, we are pleased to be evolving our curriculum to include additional subject areas as outlined by the Transitional Council of CRPO. The following topics and subjects now form an integral part of our curriculum.
Over the next while, CRPO will begin the process of grandparenting. This process will take into account previous education and experience for those who are working in the profession and seek to be a member. Both the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and the Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) RP (Qualifying) will be granted during the grandparenting period.
We want you to succeed and be part of the monumental undertaking that the Transitional Council has skillfully achieved as the College of Registered Psychotherapy of Ontario is proclaimed into law.
Transformational Arts is making accessible the new curriculum areas to all Graduates. We hope you will take the next step in your career in undertaking further preparation to apply for the title of Registered Psychotherapist.
The following new 3 curriculum courses are one day in length. You can also take the new segment in the Case Studies course which involves necessary entry-to-practice core competencies.
You MUST be a Spiritual Psychotherapy graduate of Transformational Arts
You will also receive a revised Transformational Arts Diploma at no extra fee noting the extra hours and areas of study for courses that you take.
If you take 3 or more segments you will receive a 15% discount (credit contingent on completion and payment of the select courses)
- Understanding the Working with Trauma in Psychotherapy
- Life Stages and Diversity in Psychotherapy
- Research in the Field of Psychotherapy
- Case Studies Competencies Classes
- Cognitive Psychotherapies