Professional Practice and Jurisprudence for Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario

The purpose of this 2013 handbook is to provide information on the ethical and legal framework within which Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) practice in Ontario. There are three main sections to this document:

  • Section 1 discusses professionalism and self regulation and how these concepts apply to therapists. It explains the regulatory framework that governs self-regulated health professions in Ontario, including setting out the role of the regulatory college.
  • Section 2 looks at client-therapist relationships; how open communication with clients and colleagues is fundamental to professional practice and how this fits within the self-regulatory framework.
  • Section 3 reviews the various laws that RPs are most likely to deal with in their practices
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