CAPT has four member categories to best meet your needs: individual, emeritus, institutional organizational.

Individual membership

You can become an individual member of CAPT in one of two ways: directly, if you are a graduate, student or faculty of a training institute recognized by CAPT; or through an interview process.

If you are an existing CAPT member in good standing who is retiring or has retired from practice, you may want to transition from Individual to Emeritus membership.

Members may identify themselves in their professional business materials in one of two ways:

  • Member, Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Member, CAPT

Graduates, Students and Faculty of training institutes

Graduates, students and faculty of the following training institutes are automatically accepted for membership in CAPT upon application:

  • 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)

Please note that other training institutes may be added in the future.

Are your documents ready? Graduates will be asked to upload a copy of their diploma or degree, as part of the application process; students must provide a letter confirming active enrollment; and faculty must provide a letter confirming their position at the institution.

Click here to apply online!

If you are a student of a training institute other than those listed above, you are eligible for CAPT membership upon graduation, and may apply using the interview process.

The interview process

CAPT interview process is designed for psychodynamic practitioners who are not students, graduates or faculty of one of CAPT’s Institutional Members: the interview process.

You should use the interview process if you are:

  • a graduate of a training institute that is not an Institutional Member of CAPT (including those with international credentials)
  • not a graduate of an established training institute but have extensive training and experience practicing psychodynamically. (link to content on the website that defines psychodynamic psychotherapy)

This involves completing and submitting an online application form, followed by an interview with a CAPT Board Member.

Are your documents ready? The interview process requires that you upload a current curriculum vitae (CV); any certification(s) associated with psychotherapy training and/or a university or college degree.

Click here to apply online!

Fees

Individual Membership fees are currently $160 per year for full membership and $115 per year for student membership. CAPT membership runs on the calendar year from January 1 to December 31. Applications are accepted throughout the calendar year, and fees are not pro-rated; however, applications and fees submitted for a new membership after October 1 will include the next calendar year.

Individual Memberships must be renewed annually to remain in good standing, and the deadline for renewals is December 1 each year. Members are encouraged to retain their payment receipt (if fees are paid online), or copy of their renewal cheque for tax purposes. CAPT will issue receipts upon request and as necessary.

Application form

Ready to join CAPT? Click here to apply online.

Apply Online for Individual Membership

The approval process can take up to four weeks, particularly if an interview is required.  All applications are subject to review by CAPT. Members are expected to adhere to the CAPT Code of Ethics.

If you have any questions or are having trouble applying online, e-mail us at membership@psychodynamiccanada.org.

Emeritus membership

The Emeritus category has been created for CAPT members who have retired from practice. Members can transition from Individual membership to Emeritus once they have closed their practice, and will continue to enjoy many of the benefits of CAPT membership for a reduced fee. If you are a CAPT member in good standing who is retiring or has retired from practice, please contact us at membership@psychodynamiccanada.org to inquire about Emeritus membership and its benefits.

Fees

Emeritus Membership fees are currently $60 per year. CAPT membership runs on the calendar year from January 1 to December 31. Applications are accepted throughout the calendar year, and fees are not pro-rated.

Emeritus Memberships must be renewed annually, and the deadline for renewals is December 1 each year. Members are encouraged to retain their payment receipt (if fees are paid online), or copy of their renewal cheque for tax purposes. CAPT will issue receipts upon request and as necessary.

Members may identify themselves in their professional business materials in one of two ways:

  • Member Emeritus, Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Member Emeritus, CAPT

Institutional membership

Institutional Membership is designed for institutions that train students to use psychodynamic methods of psychotherapy. Institutes are eligible if they meet the following criteria:

  • have existed long enough to have graduates
  • conduct or require a serious academic study of psychodynamic theory
  • conduct or require practical preparation and supervision for psychodynamic psychotherapists
  • conduct or require training in professional ethics, or have a formal commitment to a code of ethics, and
  • have a stable faculty of at least five members

If you have any questions about our institutional membership process or criteria, please email us at membership@psychodynamiccanada.org.

Fees

Institutional Membership carries a one-time fee of $300. Applications are accepted throughout the calendar year.

Application forms

Ready to apply? Click here to download our Institutional Membership application form.

Please mail completed membership application form, along with cheque if applicable, to:

CAPT
Postal Box #1169
2255B Queen St. E.
Toronto, ON M4E 1G3

The approval process takes approximately four weeks. All applications are subject to review by CAPT. Members are expected to adhere to the CAPT Code of Ethics.

If you have any questions, e-mail us at membership@psychodynamiccanada.org.

Organizational membership

This level of membership is for professional organizations/associations of psychodynamic therapists whose qualification for membership would include passage through an institution which:

  • has existed long enough to have graduates
  • conducts or requires a serious academic study of psychodynamic theory
  • conducts or requires practical preparation and supervision for psychodynamic psychotherapists
  • conducts or requires training in professional ethics, or has a formal commitment to a code of ethics
  • has a stable faculty of at least five members

We’re always growing. Currently, our organizational members are:

  • Centre Psychotherapy Services (CPS)
  • CTP Alumni Association (CTPAA)
  • The Psychotherapy Referral Service (PRS)

Fees

Organizational Membership carries a one-time fee of $300. Applications are accepted throughout the calendar year.

Application form

Ready to apply? Click here to download our Organizational Membership application form.

Please mail completed membership application form, along with cheque if applicable, to:

Postal Box #1169
2255B Queen St. E.
Toronto, ON M4E 1G3

The approval process takes approximately four weeks. All applications are subject to review by CAPT. Members are expected to adhere to the CAPT Code of Ethics.

If you have any questions, e-mail us at membership@psychodynamiccanada.org.

I have been an active member of CAPT for 16 years. CAPT is a member driven organization and welcomes participation and input from every member. The CAPT Board of Directors and Board Committees work throughout the year on our behalf to advocate around professional issues from a psychodynamic perspective, to keep us informed and educated through an invaluable monthly newsletter and to ensure we receive access to comprehensive insurance coverage at affordable rates. CAPT has provided a number of highly effective workshops and ongoing support for members navigating the college registration process and working to become familiar with new regulatory requirements. Serving on the Advocacy and Outreach Committee was a great opportunity for me to learn about changes to our profession, about CAPT’s unique contribution to the process, and to get to know and network with colleagues.

Jeri Reason, Registered Psychotherapist and CAPT member