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  • Tue, April 19, 2022 1:58 PM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

    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 | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

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    Learn more about Designed By Thrive here.

  • Tue, April 05, 2022 2:36 PM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

    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 | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

    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 | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

    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 | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

    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 begin with the next seminar in our series.

    What is the Mentorship Program?

    OSRP's Mentorship 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 unable 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. Whenever you register for the full 12 seminars, your 12 months in the program begin with the next seminar in our series. The best part is that you can view the recordings of the seminars you missed this year (we’ve had three thus far) and also attend those missed seminars as they roll out again next year (i.e., you’re not just given access to the recordings). For example, if you start in September, that is your first seminar and you will then continue until you end with twelve altogether, which takes you into the first three next year.

    Additionally, 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 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 StreamsPresented by Christine Hakkola

    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 | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

    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/
  • Tue, April 05, 2022 12:33 PM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

    In an effort to spotlight our incredible members, OSRP’s Connect Committee is thrilled to announce our latest interview: this one about our (returned) Board member, Kimberly Cato.

    As a Black woman who navigates the world through a wheelchair; an RP with over 30 years of experience working from trauma-informed and asset-based practices; and with her practice grounded in methodologies of anti-racism and anti-oppression, Kimberly’s experience and expertise across intersecting dimensions make her a gift to the OSRP.

    Kimberly’s commitment to healing and mental wellness is long-standing. These experiences motivated her to intentionally engage in dismantling racism by decolonizing therapy and seeking culturally adapted therapeutic practices that build multi-racial communities with anti-racist capacity and a determination to facilitate more racial trauma healing forums.

    Kimberly is delighted to be part of OSRP’s Board, Executive Committee, and the Interim Chair of the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, assisting with the process of embedding EDI principles into every aspect of the organization, and thereby creating a space that is welcoming, inclusive and safe for the differing identities of people we serve to know they belong here.

    Our own Nikki Bianchi, Chair of the Connect Committee, interviewed Kimberly so that our members and the public could get to know who is helping guide the OSRP into more welcoming structures and practices for all therapists.

    Click here to read the full interview
  • Tue, April 05, 2022 12:24 PM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

    In celebration of OSRP's growth in reaching 1,000 members, we have assembled prizes for our 1,000th member and our first member.

    Our 1,000th member is Brendon Antill, a student at Yorkville University enrolled in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program.

    Our first member is Mary Helen Garvin, who was a founding member of OSP (now OSRP) and joined in February 1992.

    Congratulations to both of our winners. Thanks to Jane and Perkopolis for contributing to the prizes, both valued at over $500.

  • Tue, April 05, 2022 12:22 PM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

    We are committed to becoming an anti-racist, anti-marginalization organization and intend to increase BIPoC and LGBTQA2S+ awareness and engagement at OSRP. To do that, we need diverse voices for social justice on our committees, in our communications and, well, everywhere!

    Is this your voice?

    If so, the following committees are welcoming new members and would love to hear from you:

    • Advocacy
    • Connect
    • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

    All committee meetings are virtual, so you can volunteer from the comfort of your home/workspace, wherever you live! If you would like to learn more about these committees or apply to join, click the following link https://funnelcom.typeform.com/OSRPVolunteerAp

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