Frequently Asked Questions
- Is The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) a regulated body of psychotherapist and registered mental health therapist in Ontario?
- I want to become a member of OACCPP. What are the different types of membership levels?
- Does OACCPP offer continuing education classes or workshops?
- How can I contribute to advocating the issues important to the mental health care profession?
- I need a therapist. How can I find one?
- My therapist is involved in unethical practices. How do I file a complaint?
- What are some common career paths for mental health professionals represented by the OACCPP?
Question: Is The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) a regulated body of psychotherapist and registered mental health therapist in Ontario?
Answer: OACCPP is an unregulated body of over 2000 psychotherapists, psychometrists, mental health care consultants, counsellors and therapists in Ontario. The new College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario is a regulated body of psychotherapists. All enquiries about the college and how to become a registered psychotherapist should be directed to:1 888 661-4801 / 416 862-4801.
Question: I want to become a member of OACCPP. What are the different types of membership levels?
Answer: Membership types include General Members, Affiliate Members, and Student Members, and Certified Members.
General requires a master’s degree related to mental health from an accredited institution.
Certified must be a general member to apply for certification which is three step process.
Affiliate requires a four year diploma from a private training institute in a specific modality of psychotherapy;
- hold a degree in nursing, occupational therapy, medicine or other related fields and additional two years training in a specific modality of psychotherapy;
- hold a post-secondary degree or diploma related to mental health from an accredited college or university (two or three year diploma or three or four year degree);
- are a recent master’s graduates still gaining the experience required for General membership
Student must be currently enrolled full-time studies in a master’s-level program related to mental health at an accredited institution.
Question: Does OACCPP offer continuing education classes or workshops?
Answer: OACCPP organizes a series of Webinars and offers a wide range of workshops at its annual conference. Participants will receive continuing education credits (CEC) for each presentation attended.
Question: As a psychotherapist, how can I contribute to advocating for important issues in the mental healthcare profession?
Answer: By joining OACCPP you may request to join a committee or become a sponsor or a donor.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on getting involved with OACCPP Committees.
Click here for more information on sponsorship and donations
Question: I need a therapist. How can I find one?
Answer: Check out the Find A Therapist page for free resources such as a search enabled directory of our members and questions to ask at your first appointment. Find a Therapist is also located on the OACCPP Home Page. There is a search by service type and by city. Click on the drop down buttons to highlight the type of service and city you are looking for, and then click on the search button to obtain the list of therapists.
Question: My therapist is involved in unethical practices. Whom do I complain to?
Answer: All complaints or concerns about regulated psychotherapists (RPs) based in Ontario should be submitted to the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. If the complaint is about a non-regulated OACCPP member, contact the chair of the Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee at email@example.com.
Question: What are some common career paths for mental health professionals represented by the OACCPP?
Answer: The careers of our members are diverse, but as our acronym indicates we primarily represent Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists & Psychotherapists. To learn more about each of these professional paths, please see the fact sheets below.