July 2019
This month: Public consultation, exam timing and more
Election Results...and More Voting!
The polls have closed and results tallied in CRPO’s Council election. Michael Machan, RP, was elected to the District 8 (Ontario) seat, and Andrew Benedetto, RP and Pay Rayman, RP for District 7 (Central). Each of these members will serve a three-year term on CRPO Council.

Registrants who practice in District 1 and 6 now have an opportunity to nominate themselves or a colleague for a by-election. District 6, in particular, has some important, unique features highlighted in this video. The deadline for nominations is July 24; voting will open in August. Eligible voters will receive an email notification of the opening of the polls.

Questions? Email  elections@crpo.ca
Andrew Benedetto, CRPO President
President's Message

I would like to welcome to Council our most recent public appointees, Jane Snyder and Steven Boychyn, and congratulate professional member Michael Machan who was elected in District 8 (all Ontario). Pat Rayman and I were re-elected in District 7 (Toronto). 

Both Carol Cowan Levine and Kevin VanDerZwet Stafford attended their last Council meeting in June, where I had the opportunity to acknowledge and thank them for their contributions to Council. Their efforts have helped shape the regulation of the profession of psychotherapy since their participation in the inaugural meeting of the Transitional Council in 2009.

I would also like to acknowledge the contribution of Mary Kardos Burton whose public appointment ended in early June.

By-elections are being held in Districts 1 and 6 and I encourage professional members in those districts to consider running for these positions. 

On behalf of Council, I wish everyone an enjoyable summer!
Public Consultation Now Open
CRPO is inviting feedback on two matters: by-law amendments that would eliminate redundancies with the Regulated Health Professions Act , and the potential for CRPO to make a criminal and judicial matters check a mandatory requirement for all applicants seeking registration with CRPO. Full details are available on the Public Consultations web page . Feedback is welcome until September 3, 2019. 
Timing When to Write the Registration Exam
Qualifying registrants must make their first attempt at the Registration Exam within two years of the date they submitted their initial application for registration . CRPO must have received documentation from a Qualifying registrant’s psychotherapy program confirming successful completion before they can sign up for an exam sitting. Click here for more information. 

The next sitting of the Registration Exam is October 24, 2019. CRPO staff have begun surveying Qualifying registrants to confirm intention to write. The final date to sign up for this sitting is August 15, 2019.
Need an Exam Accommodation?
If you are intending to write the upcoming CRPO exam and need an accommodation, you need to inform CRPO by August . A new accommodation / accessibility form is now posted on the website, including information about what kinds of accommodations will and won’t be accepted by COMPASS. 
Did you Register in 2015 or 2017? Know Your QA
Whether it’s taking a course, reading a book, or receiving clinical supervision, the 20 hours of professional development activities that RPs engage in every year support excellent practice. If you were registered in 2015 or 2017, you have a deadline this November . To find out more about your Professional Development requirements, visit crpo.ca/quality-assurance-program or email us at qa@crpo.ca
Do You Work With Children or Youth?
If yes, read the Practice Matters article on Custody and Informed Consent for practical information about sharing client records or other personal health information, working within the parameters of custody orders or parental agreements, and informed consent. If you have questions about this topic or others, connect with the Practice Advisory Service at practice@crpo.ca
PLAR Guidelines
CRPO’s Registration Committee recently approved Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) guidelines for determining a bachelor’s degree equivalence. Programs applying for recognition who employ a PLAR process will be asked to provide documentation of the elements listed in the guidelines in their application. Recognized programs that currently employ PLAR in their admissions process (or intend to in the future) will be asked to provide this documentation during the five-year recognition renewal process.  
Want the Public to Know What Languages You Speak?
All applicants can choose whether or not the Public Register will display the languages you provide services in. If your profile doesn’t show any languages, you can change that with a few clicks.
1.      Log in to your member account and click on the “Registration” tab.
2.      Scroll down and click on “Return to Application.”
3.      Click on the second item in the list, “Language.” Scroll down, and at the bottom you’ll see this:
Simply click “yes” on the final question, and the Public Register will update to reflect the change.

For registrants who have already completed their registration form but want to change languages displayed, send a message in your CRPO account or email info@crpo.ca .
New Resource
A Clinical Supervision Records Checklist is now available online. Use it to review your clinical supervision recordkeeping practices, based on Professional Practice Standards 4.1 and 4.2
Have a Great Summer
The Communiqué is going on vacation in August, so from all of us at CRPO, we wish you a wonderful summer season. See you in September! 
The next meeting of CRPO Council will take place on September 13, 9:30 - 3:30 at the CRPO office. Want to attend? Register ahead of time and review the guidelines on attendance
Seating is limited and so you are asked to ensure you have a confirmation before attending!
CRPO is now on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Follow our feed for the latest on new resources, Council election updates, governance decisions and more!
A French application form is now available online as well as other resources for French-speaking registrants and applicants. 
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