CAPT is a non-profit professional association that operates autonomously from any training school or institute in terms of its policies, procedures and governance. Our organizational structure, interests and activities are for the benefit of our members. CAPT members can access meeting minutes of the CAPT Board from the members homepage.

We aim to:

  • preserve and promote the various forms of psychodynamic therapy
  • support high minimum standards of training in psychotherapy, high ethical standards and ongoing professional development of practitioners

CAPT Board of Directors for 2019-2020

CAPT is governed by a Board of Directors that is elected bi-annually by membership.

The CAPT Board of Directors operates in accordance with CAPT’s by-laws and Robert’s Rules of Order.

Below, are the members of the current CAPT Board of Directors.

Gord MacLeod President

In what seems like a former life, I was a singer – a lovely way to spend one’s 20s. I got to see a great deal of Canada and Europe while performing with orchestras and opera companies. Returning to “civilian” life, I began working in the supported employment field, assisting people with intellectual disabilities to secure and maintain paid employment in the competitive workforce.

I graduated from the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy in June 2006. Since then, I have participated in many workshops through the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre and completed the Level II training through the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. At present, I divide my time between maintaining a private practice and managing an ODSP-funded employment program for people with intellectual disabilities.

Having served on boards for a variety of community organizations, most recently the Job Opportunity Information Network for People with Disabilities (JOIN), I welcome the opportunity to assist CAPT in developing and expanding support services for therapists across Canada.

Carolina Edwards Secretary

I am the Executive Director and Senior Faculty of the Gestalt Institute of Toronto and a psychotherapist in private practice. My initial training in communicative disorders from the University of Western Ontario, specializing in audiology, has given me a unique opportunity to explore counseling in the context of children and families with hearing loss. I worked in educational settings for many years setting up a consulting practice for school boards across southwestern Ontario, and later completed my MBA at the University of Toronto. Graduating from the postgraduate training program at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto in 1994, I later joined the teaching faculty there, where I have taught for the past 18 years. In June 2013 I assumed the role of Executive Director of the Gestalt Institute of Toronto. I joined the CAPT Board of Directors in 2014 and am delighted to continue to assist in furthering goals of the association.

Diana Orgera Chair of Membership

Jan Peyton Member at Large

Kristine Connidis Member-at-Large

CAPT Committees

We have created a number of committees to serve our membership quickly and efficiently. If you have an inquiry, feedback or require more information, please contact us.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the elected officers of CAPT, namely the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is appointed by the Board of Directors. It makes recommendations to the Board regarding classes of membership, criteria for admission, and fees, and arranges and oversees current and future member benefits.

Advocacy & Outreach Committee

The Advocacy & Outreach Committee is appointed by the Board, and advocates for CAPT and its members with respect to the regulation of the profession of psychotherapy in Canada. The Committee also liaises with other professional organizations and propagates the psychodynamic modality across Canada.

Promotions Committee

The Promotions Committee is appointed by the Board, and furthers the educational, marketing, and other pertinent objectives of CAPT.

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee consists of the Board as a whole, and puts forward names of members for consideration to serve on the Board.