CAPT has three distinct member categories: Individual, Institutional and Organizational. You can become an individual member of CAPT in two ways: either as a student or graduate of a recognized training institute, or through the interview process.
To view a list of our current members, click here.
Through a Recognized Training Institute
Graduates, students and faculty of the following training institutes are eligible for membership in CAPT:
- Adler Graduate Professional School (AGPS)
- Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy (CAST)
- The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP)
- CG Jung Institute - Zurich
- The Gestalt Institute of Toronto (GIT)
- Institute for the Advancement of Self Psychology (IASP)
- Integral Healing Centre
- Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA)
- Ontario Psychotherapy & Counseling Program (OPC)
- The School for Psychotherapy & Emotional Bodywork (SPEB)
- Toronto Centre of Psychodrama and Sociometry (TCPS)
- Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Program (TCPP)
- Toronto Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TICP)
- Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP)
- Toronto Psychoanalytic Society (TPS)
- Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis (TIP)
Other training institutes may be added in the future.
Applicants must provide a photocopy of their diploma or degree, or proof of student enrollment, with their completed application forms.
The Interview Process
Prospective members whose trainings are not yet recognized by CAPT are encouraged to apply through an interview process, which involves structured interviews with at least two individuals nominated by the Board. Applicants are also required to submit their Curriculum Vitae or resume to CAPT. This route to membership will particularly appeal to those who have trained outside Canada or have gained their training through an institution unknown to CAPT. Contact us for details. Acceptance of an applicant for membership is at the discretion of the CAPT Board.
The Individual Membership fee is $160 annually; $115 for Student Membership.
CAPT membership runs on the calendar year from January 1 to December 31. Applications are accepted throughout the calendar year; however, as fees for membership are modest, they are not pro-rated.
Individuals must renew their membership annually to remain in good standing.
The deadline for renewals is December 1st each year.
Every year a receipt will be issued to each current member, in time for tax season.
How CAPT Members May Identify Themselves
Members are encouraged to identify themselves in their professional business materials as members of the association in one of two ways, as shown below:
- Member, Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy
- Member, CAPT
If you have any questions, please email your enquiry to: email@example.com.
All applications for membership and renewal are subject to approval by CAPT. Members are expected to adhere to the CAPT Code of Ethics.