Information on the ethical and legal framework within which Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) practice in Ontario is covered, as are professionalism and self-regulation and how these concepts apply to therapists. The regulatory framework that governs self-regulated health professions in Ontario, including the role of the regulatory college is reviewed. Client-therapist relationships; how open communication with clients and colleagues, which are fundamental to professional practice and the self-regulatory framework, are explored. In addition, some of the various laws that RPs are most likely to deal with in their practices are addressed.
Pre-requisite: If you are a previous graduate of our program or practising in the field of psychotherapy this course will broaden and enhance your skills base.
Instructor: Michelle DesRoches, Registered Psychotherapist