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Membership Requirements

Membership categories


Clinical Membership

This membership category is intended for experienced psychotherapists.

1) Requirements

Normally Clinical Members shall:

  • be a registered pschotherapist of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and
  • pay the current membership fee.

2) Privileges and Limitations

  • Clinical Members shall hold all the rights and privileges of full membership within OSRP, including the right to serve on any Regional or Provincial committee, the right to be nominated for Executive Office or for the Chair of any Committee, and the right to vote at Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and Special General Meetings (SGMs).
  • Clinical Members have the right to use the designation “Clinical Member, OSRP.”

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Qualifying Membership

This membership category is intended to provide a time-limited intermediate step for those working toward completion of requirements for full Clinical membership.

1) Requirements

Normally Qualifying Members shall:

  • be registered as a Qualifying Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and
  • pay the current membership fee.

2) Privileges and Limitations

  • Qualifying Members hold some of the rights and privileges of full membership within OSRP, including the right to serve  as members of any Regional or Provincial committee but not officers or committee Chairs, the right to be a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors and the right to vote at Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and Special General Meetings (SGMs).
  • Qualifying Members have the right to use the designation “Qualifying Member, OSRP” and no other designation.

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Student Membership

This membership category is intended for psychotherapists in training.

1) Requirements

A Student Member shall:

  • be registered in a CRPO-recognized education and training program,
  • show proof of enrolment in psychotherapy training each year at membership renewal,
  • pay the current membership fee.

2) Privileges and Limitations

  • Student Members hold some of the rights and privileges of full membership within OSRP, including the right to serve  as members of any Regional or Provincial committee but not officers or committee Chairs, the right to be a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors and the right to vote at Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and Special General Meetings (SGMs).
  • Student Members have the right to use the designation “Student Member, OSRP.”

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Honorary Membership

This title shall be conferred by the OSRP Board upon such individuals who have, in the opinion of the Board, made a significant contribution to psychotherapy.

1) Requirements

An Honorary member must have previously been a Clinical member of OSP or OSRP, or be or have been registered with CRPO.​

2) Privileges and Limitations

  • Honorary members have the right to vote at Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and Special General Meetings (SGMs).
  • Honorary members shall not be required to pay a fee.

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Retired Membership

1) Requirements

A Retired member shall:

  • Have been a member in good standing in any category of membership
  • Not engage in the practice of psychotherapy
  • Notify the Membership Committee in writing, stating that the member has retired from the practice of psychotherapy
  • Code of Ethics: sign an agreement to abide by the Society’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice each year at the time of membership renewal.
  • Maintain appropriate professional liability insurance
  • Pay the current membership fee.

If a Retired member decides to resume the practice of psychotherapy within 18 months of leaving active membership, s/he may be reinstated to his/her previously held membership category by providing written notification to the Membership Committee and paying the prorated current membership fee for that category. After this period, Retired members must reapply for membership.

2) Privileges and Limitations

  • A Retired member is entitled to the full rights and privileges of his/her previously held membership category.
  • Retired members have the right to use their previously held member designation, followed by the word “Retired” (e.g., Clinical Member, OSRP, Retired) and no other designation.

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Friend of the Society Membership

A Friend of the Society is

  • a non-member of OSRP who wishes to be affiliated with the association
  • approved by the Membership Committee on a one-on-one basis.

1) Privileges and Limitations

A Friend of the Society

  • is not entitled to full membership rights and privileges, but is entitled to all newsletters, publications and discounts;

  • holds some of the rights and privileges of full membership within OSRP, including the right to serve as members of any Regional or Provincial committee;

  • cannot be on the Board of Directors;

  • may attend Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and Special General Meetings (SGMs) but cannot vote.

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Reinstatement

A member of any category whose membership has lapsed due to non-payment of membership fees and who would like to be reinstated must:

  • fulfill the membership criteria of CRPO,
  • pay the OSRP membership fee in the desired category and the reinstatement fee.

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