In many ways, 2018 was an extraordinary year for CRPO. It was December 31, 2017--just about this time last year--that the provincial government proclaimed the controlled act of psychotherapy. As a result, much of those early weeks were spent constituting the Controlled Act Task Group at the College and working with government to set up the Controlled Act Advisory Committee.
In April, we celebrated both our three-year anniversary as a college and being one year out from the close of grandparenting (and its final tsunami of membership applications). The end of June brought the conclusion to six very intense months of working on the controlled act documents. And this fall, we launched our inaugural town hall series.
In between, there were hundreds of new members registered, several public consultations, many resources launched and two registration exam sittings. Countless members were supported with fulfilling QA requirements, and dozens of meetings were held for our statutory committees and their panels. I’m grateful for the CRPO staff who worked diligently in so many ways to ensure that the psychotherapy services the public receives are competent, safe and effective.
I hope that you, too, feel a sense of accomplishment about 2018. I wish all members and stakeholders of CRPO a healthy, enjoyable, restful holiday season and all the best in 2019.