CAPT is the home of psychodynamic psychotherapy in Canada. Part of the work we do is to raise the profile of the profession with the public, government, and other stakeholders. Here is a collection of the work we have done since our inception in 2000.
Petition to exempt HST from Private Practice Psychotherapy Services:
The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) has launched a campaign calling on the to federal and provincial governments to exempt private practice psychotherapy services from provincial and federal HST fees. Please consider taking a few minutes to have your voice heard in support of more equitable and affordable mental health services for all Canadians.
The federal petition can be found on the House of Commons website.The provincial government requires all petitions to be physically signed, so to add your name to the provincial portion of this campaign, please download the provincial petition and instructions.
RPIC: Inclusion of RPs in 3rd Party Insurance Coverage
Registered Psychotherapists Insurance Committee (RPIC):
CAPT is a founding member of the Registered Psychotherapists Insurance Committee (RPIC), which has been working over the past two years to address the following questions:
- How do Registered Psychotherapists gain inclusion into the mental health benefits from third-party payers?
- How do we, as registered professionals, acquire the same “covered” status as other registered professionals such as Registered Psychologists and MSWs?
For more information, click here to visit the RPIC website.
RPIC – Call for Volunteers
The RPIC, with the support of the CAPT board of directors, is continuing its call for volunteers to help move 3rd party insurance forward:
Hardworking Volunteers Needed!
- We are planning to Lobby the Federal Government to include RPs as service providers in the Public Servants’ Extended Health Insurance Plan
- The Extended Health Insurance Plan for Federal Public Servants and their dependents covers 1.4 million Canadians! Currently members of this plan have $2000 of annual coverage for psychological services. This means that psychotherapy provided by a Psychologist is eligible for coverage, but not from a Registered Psychotherapist.
- On March 20, 2018 the College of Psychologists of Ontario issued a Memorandum urging its Members to stop Supervising RPs for third-party insurance purposes.
- We are looking for volunteers with good research skills to collaboratively prepare a detailed briefing for the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the Public Service Commission, Treasury Board and others.
- We are also looking for volunteers who can contact their local Members of Parliament and make the case for adding us to the plan.
- If you are interested and keen please contact Jerry Ritt, MA, RP in Ottawa firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Consultation & Surveys
- Erase the Difference – Consider signing the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) petition calling on funding mental health and addictions care just like physical healthcare
- HST Exemption Petition – If you haven’t already, consider signing the HST Exemption petition spearheaded by the OACCPP
- CAPT Survey relating to CRPO response to Bill 87: Sexual Misconduct/Cooling-Off Period – Deadline June 7.
- CRPO Consultation:
- Draft policy Sexual Contact with Former Clients Within a Five-year Cooling Off Period – Deadline June 9
- Draft regulation Categories of Prescribed Therapies Involving the Practice of Psychotherapy – Deadline June 15
- CRPO Town Hall: The CRPO is conducting town hall meetings this October – in Toronto, Sudbury, Ottawa and London. Please provide your feedback here as to the topics that should be covered and where you will be attending.
Regulation of Psychotherapy
CAPT has a large body of submissions and other materials relating to the regulation of psychotherapy in Ontario. The following documents contain CAPT opinions on many issues relating to the regulation of the profession – including the controlled act of psychotherapy.
- CAPT Comments on Protected Titles Under the Psychotherapy Act, 2007
- December 2012: CAPT letter to MoHLTC regarding definition of Registered Mental Health Therapist
- March 2012: CAPT Submission to the Transitional Council of the CRPO re. Entry-To-Practice Competency Profile for Registered Psychotherapists
- September 2009: CAPT Response to The Standing Committee on Social Policy Concerning Bill 179, Regulated Health Professions Statute Law Amendment Act
- February 2009: Response to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Concerning the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council’s Critical Links: Transforming and Supporting Patient Care (January 2009)
- January 2009: Response to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Concerning the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council’s Two Interim Reports in March and September 2008 to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Mechanisms to Facilitate and Support Interprofessional Collaboration among Health Colleges and Regulated Health Professionals
- May 2008: CAPT Response to the HPRAC Consultation Discussion Guide on Issues Related to the Ministerial Referral on Interprofessional Collaboration among Health Colleges and Professionals
- April 2007: CAPT Response to The Standing Committee on Social Policy Concerning Bill 171, Schedule Q, the Psychotherapy Act, 2007
- 2006: CAPT Response to HPRAC re New Directions (2006) Report
- HPRAC New Directions Report (2006)
- October 2005: Response to the HPRAC Consultation Discussion Guide on Issues Relating to the Ministerial Referral on Psychotherapy and Psychotherapists
- September 2005: CAPT presentation to HPRAC re Discussion Guide