The work to develop a regulation and supporting resources to assist in providing clarity regarding the proclamation of the controlled act of psychotherapy has now concluded. After six months of conducting public consultations since the proclamation, processing member and stakeholder feedback and countless revisions, CRPO has now submitted to the Ministry:
- a regulation prescribing therapies involving the practice of psychotherapy, governing the use of prescribed therapies and prohibiting the use of therapies other than the prescribed therapies in the course of the practice of psychotherapy; and
- policies and other supporting resources that clearly articulate the activities that Council does not consider to be part of the controlled act of psychotherapy.
I want to acknowledge the Controlled Act Task Group for the thoughtful, diligent work put into this effort. And I want to thank all of the members and other stakeholders who took the time to complete the survey on the documents and the regulation, to write to or meet with College staff to provide their input.
The next steps are to work with government on ensuring that the regulation and other resources are used to support the transition period before the controlled act is fully in force at the end of December 2019. Part of this work will be determining how best to disseminate the materials to all stakeholders.