skip to content

Benefits of Membership

What is the difference between CRPO and OSRP?

  • CRPO (the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) is a regulatory body that focuses on protecting the public
  • OSRP is your association; we focus on protecting your interests

The Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists has so much to offer its members beyond the traditional concepts of a professional association. We do advocate for our members and set a high standard that builds trust with existing and potential clients, and we do so much more. The Society is a community that supports registered psychotherapists through opportunities and events that promote learning and research.

Advocacy & Research

We are your professional voice on issues that affect your practice.

  • we advocate on your behalf with the CRPO on regulations and by-laws that impact your practice
  • we advocate with insurers and other service providers for coverage and other benefits

OSRP represents the interests of psychotherapists with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and with the government. We provide support through the complaints process and help to create awareness of psychotherapy and its benefits with the general public. We also play an important role in furthering psychotherapy research.

Connection

Meet and connect with other therapists! Your community of peers: for RPs, by RPs

  • A vibrant online peer community rich in resources, expertise and support (includes a member email group, Facebook, LinkedIn and a blog with loads of relevant articles and info)
  • In-person discussion groups for asking questions, sharing interests and building community
  • Connection to seasoned therapists for asking questions and sharing information

Many Registered Psychotherapists work as individual practitioners. Having a community of RPs allows for the sharing of ideas and creates an environment of mutual support. We act to strengthen and unify the psychotherapy profession.

Liability Insurance

We connect you to affordable liability insurance

  • Save over 20% on liability insurance by getting it through the OSRP (vs the CRPO)
  • Your membership pays for itself! You will pay $275 for CRPO insurance and $215 for the OSRP. You save $60! Yay! Plus, the OSRP insurance covers more items for less!

Support

We are the professional home for your protection and professional development

  • Your professional home for asking questions about ethics and other safety issues
  • Your professional home for finding professional development supports
  • A steady feed of RP-related content to support your practice

Visibility 

OSRP publicly promotes psychotherapy concepts and principles to educate the public and build trust and awareness. By helping prospective clients understand the unique benefits of psychotherapy while reducing the stigma of mental illness, we encourage new business for our members.

 

OSRP is a not-for-profit membership association with a board of directors elected from the membership. If you would like to receive an information package by mail, please email OSRP with your complete mailing address information to mail@psychotherapyontario.org.