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Membership Requirements

Membership categories


Clinical Membership

This membership category is intended for those registered as RPs with the CRPO.

1) Requirements

A Clinical Member shall:

  • be a Registered Psychotherapist or Registered Psychotherapist (Temporary) in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and
  • pay the current membership fee.

2) Privileges and Limitations

Clinical members

  • have the right to attend and vote at the annual meeting and any special meeting of the members;
  • have the right to be nominated as Officers of the Board of Directors or for the Chair of any Committee in accordance with the provisions within the bylaws;
  • have the right to use the designation “Clinical Member, OSRP.”

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Qualifying Membership

This membership category is intended for those registered as RP (Qualifying) with the CRPO.

1) Requirements

A Qualifying Member shall:

  • be a Qualifying Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and
  • pay the current membership fee.

2) Privileges and Limitations

Qualifying members

  • have the right to attend and vote at the annual meeting and any special meeting of the members;
  • have the right to be nominated as Officers of the Board of Directors or for the Chair of any Committee in accordance with the provisions within the bylaws;
  • have the right to use the designation “Qualifying Member, OSRP.”

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Student Membership

This membership category is intended for psychotherapists in training who are enrolled in a CRPO-recognized training program.

1) Requirements

A Student Member shall:

2) Privileges and Limitations

Student members

  • have the right to attend and vote at the annual meeting and any special meeting of the members;
  • have the right to be nominated as a Director in accordance with the provisions within the bylaws;
  • 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 shall

  • have previously been Clinical Members of the Society or be a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario;
  • be exempt from paying membership fees;

2) Privileges and Limitations

Honorary members

  • have the right to attend and vote at the annual meeting and any special meeting of the membership;
  • have the right to be nominated as a Director, an Officer of the Board of Directors or the Chair of any committee in accordance with the provisions within the bylaws.

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Retired Membership

1) Requirements

A Retired Member shall:

  • be a member who has resigned from the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or is a retired member with the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists;
  • pay current membership fees;

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

Retired Members

  • have the right to attend and vote at the annual meeting and any special meeting of the membership;
  • have the right to use the designation “Retired Member, OSRP.”

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Friend of the Society Membership

Friends of the Society shall

  • be individuals interested in helping professions in the wider community who wish to be affiliated with the Society and are approved by the Membership Committee;
  • pay current membership fees.

1) Privileges and Limitations

Friends of the Society

  • have the right to be nominated to join any committee;
  • shall not be eligible for nomination for Directors, Officers of the Board of Directors or the Chair of any committee;
  • have the right to attend, in a non-voting capacity, the annual meeting and any special meeting of the membership;

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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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