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  • Tue, May 17, 2022 4:58 PM | Anonymous

    With the launch of our new website, changes were made to our online referral service. For privacy reasons, no profiles were automatically added to our referral service. Clinical and Qualifying members who wish to appear on the referral service need to log in to osrp.ca and give permission for their profiles to be visible to the public. Here's how.

    Go to osrp.ca and click on the person icon at the top right-hand side of your window to log in.

    If you don’t remember your password, click on Forgot password to reset it.

    Once logged in, click on the person icon again and choose View profile from the drop-down menu.

    Click on the Privacy menu. You will see that “Do not show profile to others” is checked. Click the EDIT PROFILE button to change this.

    If you wish to have your name appear on our online referral service, click the box beside “Show profile to others.” You can then select what information you wish to share with the public (Anybody) or just with members (Members). If the button is greyed out, you do not have the option to change this information yourself.

    Remember to click the SAVE button when you have finished making your selections.

  • Tue, May 17, 2022 4:24 PM | Anonymous

    Psychotherapy Matters offers a collaborative mental health care model. Psychotherapists work with a consulting psychiatrist and the client’s family physician to provide care precisely matched to each individual’s needs.

    We offer monthly Collaborative Care Conferences to help facilitate a community of mental health care professionals. Join Allan and Veronica Tuesday May 31st at 7:00 PM last for an interactive colouring session as we come to understand and learn more about the brain. Yes, we will be colouring!

    Host 1: Veronica Jundos

    Veronica is in her 3rd year of nursing school at the U of A.  Veronica aspires to enter the medical field and specialize in psychiatry. She is passionate about supporting those with mental health challenges and improving their quality of life.

    Host 2: Dr. Allan Steingart

    Dr. Steingart is a practicing psychiatrist as well as the CEO and Founder of Psychotherapy Matters. Dr. Steingart went to Medical school at McMaster University and graduated in 1981 (Medical School). He completed his fellowship in Psychiatry at Western University in 1986. He has been a medical doctor for over 40 years!

    When: May 31, 2022 at 7 p.m.

    Materials Recommended:

    • Participants can purchase the “Human Brain Coloring Book” by M.C. Diamond / A.B. Scheibel / L.M. Elson
    • Make sure. you have colouring tools (pencil crayons, markers, or a digital device that lets you colour)

    Register prior to the event here.

    Once registered, you will receive an email containing the link to join the event.

    Submit questions to: [email protected]

    What is Psychotherapy Matters?

    The OSRP partnered with PMVC (Psychotherapy Matters Virtual Clinic) because they have so much to offer and we want you to know all about it!

    Psychotherapy Matters membership benefits can be found HERE.

    Exclusive Benefits for OSRP Members:

    1. Discounted membership fee!
      Use the OSRP code to get the first 2 months of membership ($88.14 value) free. (Please note: the membership fee is $39/month and all new members are charged a one-time training accreditation fee of $200 when they join).
    2. Free Collaborative Care Conferences
  • Tue, May 17, 2022 4:18 PM | Anonymous

    Top row (L to R): Monika Green, M.Ed., RP, CCC, Director of Public Affairs, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association; Lindsay Mathyssen, MP, London-Fanshawe; Andrea D'Onofrio, MA, RP, OSRP Board Member.

    Bottom row (L to R): Laura Hetherington, RP, PRPA; Ben Howe, Senior Consultant, Impact Public Affairs; Rachel Fulford, RP, OSRP Board Member. Regrets: Stephanie Woo Dearden, MA, RP(Q).

    As previously announced, in December 2021, MP Lindsay Mathyssen tabled a private member’s bill called C-218: An Act to Amend the Excise Tax Act (psychotherapy services) to support a GST/HST exemption for psychotherapy services.

    On May 5, Andrea D’Onofrio (Chair of #StopTaxingMyTherapy) and Rachel Fulford (Chair of the Advocacy Committee) joined our partners at the CCPA (Canada-wide), PRPA (Ontario-wide) and Impact (Lobbying Firm) to meet on Zoom with MP Lindsay Mathyssen.

    We were all impressed by Mathyssen’s commitment to the removal of GST/HST from our services, and her desire to work with us to correct this barrier to access as soon as possible. She recognizes that Canadians deserve better access to psychotherapy and sees exemption of psychotherapy services as part of the toolkit for pandemic recovery and the massive mental health needs facing Canada now.

    Unfortunately, Private Member’s Bill C-218 was placed far down the list for this parliament – #199, with #1 being the first to go forward. Order of precedence is determined lottery-style. However, Mathyssen remains committed to working with us and our partners to use the Bill to pressure the government to bring forward its own Bill, which they can do at any time.

    We have learned that private member’s bills such as this do not have the power to amend taxation law, as the power to amend taxation rests solely with the Federal Government through a finance bill. That means that this Bill cannot grant tax exemption to our profession. However, Bill C-218 can play an essential part in our advocacy by raising awareness and support around this issue with Members of Parliament and the Government, encouraging them to legislate a GST/HST exemption for the profession.

    Our next step is to prepare a coordinated advocacy effort with our members and stakeholders to support Bill C-218 and encourage the Government to remove this tax on our profession. Please stay tuned for more information on how you can help support this Bill through one unified and loud voice.

    We are grateful to MP Mathyssen for championing this Bill, to the many MPs who have already expressed their support for this Bill, and to all the OSRP #StopTaxingMyTherapy volunteers who have worked on this issue, with particular thanks to Stephanie Woo Dearden who first connected with MP Mathyssen and informed her of this issue.

    We ask that you please keep us informed of any emails or conversations with your MPs via [email protected]

    We look forward to sharing how you can get more involved as soon as we can.

  • Tue, April 19, 2022 1:58 PM | Anonymous

    OSRP is presently getting ready to work on the 2022/2023 budget and we could use one or two more people to join the finance committee to help us.

    This committee will meet by zoom once or twice in April/May 2022 for 2 hours per meeting to go through the numbers from this past year and plan out next year. It’s an exciting opportunity to see what OSRP has been up to and to have input on the year ahead!

    OSRP’s mission statement is:

    “The Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP) is the professional voice of Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) in Ontario. We believe that every Registered Psychotherapist needs to have a voice, along with a place to go to for information, connection and support. We represent the diverse clinical, economic, social and political interests of all psychotherapists. For RPs, by RPs.”

    Did you catch the last sentence? “For RP’s by RP’s.” This means that we need our members to be engaged and involved, we want to hear from you and we need your input, opinions and thoughts to help us continue to create and build an association that is what you need us to be.

    If you are interested in helping create OSRP’s 2022/2023 budget by being a member of the finance committee, please send Liane Wood an email at [email protected].

    Thank you so much for considering how you can be involved in your association!

  • Tue, April 19, 2022 1:51 PM | Anonymous

    You worked hard to build your therapy practice. It’s time to go even further with a professional website that stands out and attracts more clients. Designed By Thrive can help.

    Get 15% off your new website when you sign up for a free introduction call and mention the OSRP code.

    Designed By Thrive can create a website that reflects who you are, rank higher on Google, and bring in new clients at affordable prices.

    Learn more about Designed By Thrive here.

  • Tue, April 05, 2022 2:36 PM | Anonymous

    The Listserv is a members-only space where you can ask each other questions, share practice information, advertise for office space and more!

    The OSRP has been putting together a list of guidelines for this self-organized, self-moderated space. We will be sending out an email once a month with these guidelines.

    If you wish to contact the OSRP office or our Board members, please do so directly, not through the listserv. For the office, use [email protected]. For Board members, go to the Board Members page on our website and choose the appropriate email address. The OSRP office and Board members do not monitor the listserv for messages.

    To join the listserv, click here
  • Tue, April 05, 2022 1:07 PM | Anonymous

    Grieving Existential Trauma
    in Development and Psychoanalysis

    Saturday, May 14, 2022
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT

    Event held online via Zoom videoconference


    About the Presentation

    Morning Session: 

    We’ll start with a rather scary story about the troubling bedtime fears that emerged in the complicated relationship of a mother and her child. As they address those fears and navigate the developmental tensions in their relationship we see what I believe Winnicott implicitly recognized as the larger, universally human, existential and relational issues that underlie the capacity for connection, aloneness and the vital use of the other in development as well as in the therapeutic process.      

    Afternoon Session: 

    We will go on to consider the way that many of our patients probe us in order to come to know our capacity to bear our own, as well as their anxieties around what is finite, mortal, and rife with issues around otherness in human relating. We will consider how an open engagement in the reciprocity of that process may foster the creation of a complex, relationally achieved, form of empathy.

    Read the full event brochure HERE

    About the Speaker

    Malcolm Owen Slavin, Ph.D., was a founder of MIP, The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, where he teaches, supervises and served several terms as President. He is on the faculty of several other psychoanalytic institutes worldwide as well as a director of IARPP, The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and on the International Council for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP). Mal is a consulting and associate editor of the journals, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Self and Context. 

    For more information please visit www.ticp.on.ca or call TICP directly at 416.288.8060, or email [email protected]

    Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TICP)

    P: 416.288.8060

  • Tue, April 05, 2022 1:04 PM | Anonymous

    DBT HOUSE provides virtual Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training to mental health clinicians and students who wish to learn experientially by undergoing DBT Group Therapy; clinical application and discussion is woven into each session.

    Choose between the Abbreviated (11-week) and Intensive (18-week) track. Trainings cover the DBT skills of Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness.


    Thursdays: Apr 24-Jun 30
    12-2 p.m.
    Reduced Rate: $929

    Fridays: May 6-Jul 15
    12-2 p.m.
    Early Bird (book by Apr. 4)
    Student: $929 | Regular: $979


    Wednesdays: May 4-Aug. 24
    6-8 p.m.
    Early Bird (book by Apr. 4)
    Student: $1,250 | Regular: $1,350

    *Intensive includes monthly Mindfulness Sessions

    Both tracks include 2-hour DBT Orientation & Mindfulness Seminar
    Sun Apr. 24, 5-7 p.m.

    www.dbthouse.com | [email protected] | 647-490-0406

    Click here for more information on any of these courses https://www.dbthouse.com/course-overview

    Click here to register for any of these courses https://www.dbthouse.com/book-online
  • Tue, April 05, 2022 12:45 PM | Anonymous

    Registration for our Mentorship Program seminars is going well! Did you know you can register at any time to start the Mentorship Program? There are 12 informative seminars aimed at helping our members navigate CRPO’s Standards of Practice and competency expectations. As a BONUS, participants get CE hours for CRPO’s Quality Assurance Program.

    The Mentorship Program is here whenever you are ready to begin. You can register for individual seminars or for the full 12 seminars — whichever suits you best! Whenever you register for the full 12 seminars, your 12 months in the program begins with the next seminar in our series.

    What is the Mentorship Program?

    This exclusive OSRP program includes 12 seminars aimed at helping our members navigate CRPO standards of practice and competency expectations. Each seminar is 2.5 hours long and will be recorded for those who are interested but not able to attend live. Additionally, the 12 seminars will provide participants with a total of 30 CE hours for CRPO’s Quality Assurance Program.

    OSRP members can choose to attend all 12 seminars OR pick and choose individual seminars to attend. Those who sign up for the full 12 seminars will be placed into mentorship groups of three to four individuals. These group members will have the opportunity to connect between seminars to ask questions, give and receive feedback on what they are working on in their practices and to encourage each other!

    Seminar titles and dates are as follows:

    1. May 11, 2022: Setting Up Private Practice Presented by Sabine Cox, RP
    2. June 8, 2022:  From Conversation to Client Presented by Dawn Binkowski, RP
    3. June 22, 2022: Practices, Policies and Procedures Presented by Liane Wood, RP
    4. September 7, 2022: How to Get the Most out of Supervision Presented by Michelle DesRoches, RP
    5. September 21, 2022: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Presented by Jennifer Drummond
    6. October 12, 2022: Practice Planning Presented by Sabine Cox, RP
    7. November 9, 2022: Time Management Presented by Sarah Posh, RP (Qualifying)
    8. December 14, 2022: Having an Ongoing Marketing Plan Presented by Attilio Di Nunno
    9. January 11, 2023: Everything Websites & Social Media Presented by André Brown and Joana Nyambura
    10. February 8, 2023: Planning for Life Events Presented by Sabine Cox, RP
    11. March 8, 2023: Finding Your Niche Presented by Avi Zer-Aviv, RP
    12. April 12, 2023: Building Multiple Income Streams — Presenter TBD

    Each seminar will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

    Pricing is as follows:

    • Individual seminars: $75 + HST
    • Registration in the full program: $780 + HST (Payment plan of 4 instalment payments of $195 + HST is available. Please email the office at [email protected])
    Click here to register for any or all seminars.
  • Tue, April 05, 2022 12:39 PM | Anonymous

    Owl Practice serves thousands of therapists across Canada. Owl allows therapists to easily manage their clinics or private practices and helps enable PHI and professional standards compliance. Owl’s mission is to enable mental wellness through therapists.

    OSRP has finalized an agreement with Owl, which includes the following:

    1. OSRP Qualifying and Clinical members who sign up for Owl Practice receive their first month of the Professional plan for free
    2. OSRP Student members who sign up for Owl Practice receive their first 6 months of the Professional plan for $20 per month. (Full fees apply after 6 months.)
    3. Webinar(s) about relevant topics to the practice of psychotherapy to OSRP members
    For more information about OWL and/or to register, go to https://owlpractice.ca/
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