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  • Fri, February 03, 2023 2:29 PM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)


    • York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families

      is offering a rare and unique opportunity to Child and Family Therapists who wish to pursue a career in Play Therapy

      York Hills is a children’s mental health agency serving children and families in York Region. York Hills offers a wide range of mental health services, supports and partnerships providing meaningful and evidence informed/based treatment to children, youth and families.

      Benefits: Full Extended Health & Dental, Life Insurance, EAP, STD, LTD and RRSP plan. Generous paid time off including vacation, sick and personal days.

      Location: The Hybrid Work Plan developed for this role presently requires this position to work in a combination of work from home and work on site with equipment provided by York Hills. The successful candidate will work primarily in our Aurora Office, located 402 Bloomington Rd., Aurora ON, with flexibility to work from home. This position at times requires travel within York Region client visits, training or meetings.

      Position overview:

      We are seeking an exceptional clinician to join our Play Therapy team. As a clinician you are familiar with play therapy and would like your career to include Theraplay® and Play Therapy. While you may not have play therapy training now, this position is different because in exchange for a commitment to work on the play therapy team, we will support you to get the training you need, through CAPT (Canadian Association of Play Therapy) and Theraplay® Canada. We are looking for a person who would embrace this opportunity to learn, and in return would bring their passion, team spirit and clinical expertise to the play therapy team.

      Working as a Child and Family Therapist in our Play Therapy Program your key responsibilities include:

    • Assessment, case coordination, case formulation and treatment planning grounded in the following theoretical constructs: trauma, attachment, ecosystems, neurobiology, child development and anti-oppressive practice.
    • Providing MIM assessments, play therapy, sand tray therapy using a family centered approach.
    • Delivering single session and brief therapy using a solution focused brief therapy model.
    • Facilitating groups, workshops and webinars.
    • Participating in quality assurance, evaluation and research activities, as required.
    • We are looking for an exceptional individual who has:

    • Passion for and a keen interest in Play Therapy treatment approaches including Child focused play therapy, sand tray therapy, Theraplay®, and MIM.
    • Familiarity with evidenced based/informed treatment modalities including but not limited to CBT, SFBT, EFST and family therapy.
    • Knowledge and understanding of infant, child and adolescent development.
    • Knowledge of community-based programs including those for transitional age youth and adult services.
    • Demonstrated sound judgement related to the development of collaborative approaches working with children, youth and their families; including high-risk circumstances and safety planning.
    • Ability to meet the needs of a diverse client base, through knowledge and application of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, anti-racist and culturally competent practices.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment, exercising professional judgement in conflictual and stressful situations.
    • Proven group/workshop facilitation skills, utilizing evidence-based practices.
    • Strong time management and organizational skills.
    • Advanced written language skills and ability to complete documentation within given timelines.
    • Willing to work a flexible schedule that includes up to two evenings per week.
    • This position will require the Play Therapist to be comfortable and willing to learn how to deliver tele-play services, as well as in person therapy under the guidance of agency guidelines and York Region Public Health directives. 

    Here is what you will need:

    • Masters of Social Work, Masters of Counselling Psychology (or equivalent), registration with an appropriate governing body, and at least 1-2 years of experience within a children’s mental health setting.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a relevant discipline (i.e. psychology, counselling, education) with a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience within a children’s mental health setting, registration with an appropriate governing body and you have in-depth knowledge of and experience with theories, principles and practices of social work.
    • Diploma holders with equivalent knowledge, full registration with an appropriate governing body and 10 years of experience may also be considered.
    • Commitment to obtaining recognized training leading to certification in Play Therapy or Expressive Arts (i.e./CAPT foundations training).
    • Access to a private, confidential home office space with high speed internet.
    • Access to a reliable vehicle and ability to travel to other community-based settings as needed.
    • Must be fluent speaking, writing and reading in English. Fluency in other languages is an asset.

    York Hills is strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We encourage you to reflect upon the diversity you would bring to this role within your application

    York Hills is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace. We believe in a cultivating a selection process and employment environment without discrimination or harassment, that is inclusive and barrier free. 

    We ask applicants to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance and we will arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

    APPLY TODAY!

    Please email your cover letter and resume to: jmacquarrie@yorkhills.ca

    Only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

  • Fri, February 03, 2023 2:21 PM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)


    Job posting – open Thursday February 2, 2023

    Deadline for applications – Sunday February 12, 2023 @ 6pm EST

    Email one-page cover letter with CV (no more than 4 pages) to:
    The Executive Committee at
    mail@psychotherapyontario.org

    JOB DETAILS:

    Job type: Part-Time, Contract

    LOCATION: Anywhere in Ontario (remote)

    JOB TITLE: OSRP Liaison to CRPO

    REPORTS TO: The OSRP Board of Directors via the Executive Committee

    WHILE UNDER CONTRACT, MUST JOIN & SIT ON: OSRP/CRPO Committee, QA Task Force, and any other Task Forces established by the Board of Directors that fall under OSRP/CRPO

    Fee per hour, to be invoiced to OSRP on a monthly basis for immediate payment (must add HST as an additional item if Liaison has an HST #)

    • $45/hr x a maximum of 5.5 hrs week = $247.50/week
    • The 5.5hrs/week includes meeting attendance hours
    • Length of term - February 15, 2023–December 15, 2023 with possibility of renewal for a second term if mutually desired

    JOB SUMMARY:

    • Act as OSRP Membership’s consistent representative to the CRPO
    • Carefully review all CRPO documents including draft policies, Communiques and other email announcements, minutes of Council meetings, and all CRPO Standards of Practice
    • Provide policy analysis and informed recommendations to OSRP Board and OSRP/CRPO Committee
    • Prepare agendas for meetings (approx every two months) with CRPO Executives e.g. Deborah Adams, CEO
    • Identify areas of concern/approval or points to follow up on in CRPO meetings e.g. Deborah Adams
    • dentify trends or issues (positive or negative) to present to Deborah Adams at each meeting, as applicable
    • Coordinate meetings with CRPO and with OSRP/CRPO Committee, taking a leadership role in the latter
    • Act as first point of contact for queries from OSRP members by receiving, managing, anonymizing and documenting all messages including emails from members sent to OSRP_CRPO@psychotherapyontario.org (formerly Ethics email address)
    • Bring members’ concerns (preserving anonymity unless otherwise requested by the member) to the attention of the OSRP/CRPO Cttee, the Board and then if so deemed by the Board, the CRPO. This is to be done only if members concerns are valid, e.g. not already addressed on the CRPO website
    • Provide recommendations for continuous improvement initiatives for the OSRP and its Board as it relates to regulatory affairs.
    • Assist with CRPO and OSRP/CRPO Cttee document/process/report development, tracking, distribution, and management
    • Draft a one-page monthly OSRP/CRPO Cttee report to present to the OSRP Board at its monthly meetings (every third Friday of the month from 11am-1:30pm)
    • Ensure that all OSRP activities managed by or with Liaison align with quality standards, not-for-profit best practices, and regulatory standards and guidelines.
    • Specifically, manage the OSRP/CRPO QA CBA (Quality Assessment Case-Based Assessment open book exam) Task Force, to which 30+ members have offered to volunteer and/or testify, and any similar OSRP/CRPO Task Forces to be created by the OSRP Board in consultation with the Liaison

    COMPETENCIES:

    • Strong knowledge of and familiarity with CRPO regulations and the regulatory environment for RPs in Ontario
    • Strong working knowledge of the Health Act, PHIPA and other relevant legislation, policies and procedures including Robert’s Rules of Order
    • Understanding of where the governance principles, the sources of law and regulation relating to the CRPO and the OSRP come from; what they require; and some of the positive and negative impacts they have on RPs, RP(Q)s, Student Members and Retired Members of the OSRP
    • Substantive prior experience with a Board in the private, public, and/or voluntary/non-profit sector, acquired through Board or committee service or reporting to/or working with a Board
    • Understanding of the Ontario mental health landscape, informed by the current socio-political-economic climate as well as some knowledge of the history of health regulation in Ontario
    • Familiarity with and respect for more than one modality of psychotherapy

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • At least three years of working as an RP(Q) and/or RP in Ontario, including any time spent working with clients as a Student under Supervision
    • Currently in good standing with CRPO in any one of the following categories: RP, RP (Qualifying), RP (Inactive) and RP (Temporary)
    • Preferable to have, at minimum, two years of Membership in good standing with OSRP
    • Other than working as a psychotherapist, a minimum of one year of work/volunteer experience in a relevant field (e.g. policy, communications, insurance, adjudication, finance, law, corporate administration) and/or a minimum of a one-year College Advanced Diploma/Degree in a relevant field of study
    • Ability to research and synthesize large quantities of specialized information (e.g. CRPO policy proposals) and strong reading and communication skills (detail-oriented)
    • Ability to work independently, and the ability to work effectively in a part-time job while balancing one’s own Clinical work/studies as an psychotherapist or retired psychotherapist
    • The ability to create reports and make presentationS remotely
    • The OSRP welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to, visible minorities (racialized), persons with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples and/or persons of any gender identity and/or sexual orientation.
    • The OSRP is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.

    ATTRIBUTES (adapted from CRPO’s Council Attributes description)

    • Committed:  Devotes the required time and energy to the role and is ambitious to achieve best possible outcomes for RPs. Prepared to give time, skills and knowledge to developing themselves and others in order to create highly effective interventions into CRPO policies and procedures on behalf of the profession.
    • Curious:  Possesses an enquiring mind and an analytical approach, understanding the value of meaningful questioning.
    • Challenging: Provides appropriate challenges to the status quo, not taking information or data at face value and always driving for deeper understanding of RPs’ needs and more mutually-respectful relationship with CRPO.
    • Collaborative:  Prepared to listen to and work in partnership with others and understanding the importance of building strong working relationships with CRPO representatives and with OSRP Board, its staff, and its stakeholders, particularly the 11,100+ membership.
    • Critical: Understands the value of critical collegiality which enables both challenge and support, and self-reflective, pursuing learning and development opportunities to improve their own and whole OSRP effectiveness.

    NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST

    Successful candidates must -

    • Not be employed on a contract or permanent basis (past or present) with the CRPO, or be a current CRPO Council Member
    • Not be a current or past Board Member of the OSRP
    • Not be related by blood, adoption, close relationship or marriage, or be a client of, or a therapist or supervisor of (past or present) any member of the OSRP Board of Directors or staff, or the CRPO executives/staff
    • Declare any Conflicts of Interest in their cover letter that would prevent them from being objective in exclusively serving the interests of the OSRP and its members
    • Continue to declare any new Conflicts of Interest as they arise: e.g. Member “A” brings a complaint to the CRPO about Person “B” with whom the Liaison has a personal connection, such as a former client, or a family member, with Member “A” seeking support and advocacy from the Liaison-–the matter would have to be transferred to the Board of Directors for any further action
    • Understand that any materials they generate or purchase (paid for by OSRP) for the OSRP or CRPO while working paid hours for the OSRP is the intellectual property of the OSRP and shall be transferred to the OSRP Administrator in full both during their contact term and, in full, upon its completion
    • NOTE—the above excludes any material the Liaison generates for the CRPO in their role as an individual registrant in the CRPO, such as QA essays, CBA answers, CRPO  survey answers, etc.
    • NOTE — Membership in another provincial or national RP organization e.g. CCPA, OAMHP, CATA etc is not a conflict that would exclude a candidate, but it must be declared, and confidential OSRP materials, policies, strategies and approaches must not be shared with any other Board,  RP, or person without the prior written consent of the OSRP Executive Committee 

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Remote only – in person meetings not required, but can be accommodated if all parties so desire and consent (with OSRP having no obligation to pay for any travel costs without prior written approval). Must be accessible by emails and telephone, inclusive of mobile phone (in moments of great urgencies). All sensitive data stored about OSRP must be password protected. OSRP is not responsible for providing equipment (computer, laptop, fax machines, etc.), electronics (mobile phones, cameras, headphones, etc.) or office supplies (chairs, desk, cabinets, etc.). 

    Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities will be made available upon request.

    The OSRP is actively developing anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, anti-bullying and accessibility policies, but until that time, is aware of its responsibilities under the Ontario Employment Standards Act https://www.ontario.ca/document/your-guide-employment-standards-act-0 and the Human Rights Code https://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code#:~:text=Ontario's%20Human%20Rights%20Code%2C%20the,in%20a%20protected%20social%20area, under which it is illegal to discriminate against anyone on the basis of:

    • Age
    • Ancestry, colour, race
    • Citizenship
    • Ethnic origin
    • Place of origin
    • Creed
    • Disability
    • Family status
    • Marital status (including single status)
    • Gender identity, gender expression
    • Record of offenses
    • Sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding)
    • Sexual orientation.

    Click here to download a PDF of the position details.

  • Fri, January 27, 2023 4:16 PM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)
    One semi-furnished office available. Centrally located in Ottawa near government buildings and residential areas (Fitzsimmons Building — 265 Carling — at corner of Carling and Bronson, just west of The Glebe). Less than two- minute drive from the Queensway.
    • newly renovated suite in well-maintained professional building; former embassy
    • large modern office with beautiful panoramic view of the Glebe and downtown Ottawa
    • excellent sound-proofing
    • modern kitchenette with assessment area
    • photocopying/internet/fax
    • 24/7 security system
    • free two-hour client parking
    • forthcoming cafeteria
    • access to the building in evenings and weekends via intercom system
    • pylon advertising on corner of Carling and Bronson; further website advertising
    • looking for compatible psychologist or psychotherapist

    Contact: Dr. Peter MacLean, C.Psych.
    Phone: 613.255.8308
    Email: drpmaclean@rogers.com
    drmaclean.ca

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    Office for rent






    Waiting room






    Kitchenette/Assessment Room

  • Fri, January 27, 2023 10:17 AM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)


    Psychotherapist - Markham, ON - Turnkey Business Opportunity with Full-Service Business Support

    FlexMD is looking for a Psychotherapist to partner with us at our new Mount Joy, Markham clinic

    An exciting opportunity for a Psychotherapist to join our team at FlexMD. Our multi-disciplinary clinic team is comprised of Primary Care Physicians, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Massage Therapists, and Chiropractors.

    Why FlexMD?

    • Turnkey clinic with full-service business and administrative support, including reception, staff management, payroll, supply management, marketing, EHR management, billing submissions, and training.
    • Cross discipline referrals and clinic marketing that accelerate growth of a busy and rewarding practice.
    • An experienced management team.
    • Brand new, professionally managed facility with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, suitable for both physical and virtual visit of individuals or groups.
    • Spacious work areas including private practitioner offices, as well as group and individual counseling rooms.
    • On-site primary care clinic and pharmacy.
    • Private staff areas including lockers, washroom, and kitchen.
    • Flexible hours - full or part time, early morning, evening and/or weekends.
    • Close proximity to the Markham Stouffville Hospital.
    • Work in the vibrant and growing community of Mount Joy, Markham, adjacent to a Go Station, walking distance to a variety of shops and restaurants.
    • Free parking near building entrance.

    Requirements

    • Registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), in good standing.
    • Professional Liability Insurance.
    • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
    • Exceptional time management and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel.

    Psychotherapist-Partners Benefits

    • Competitive overhead split.
    • Entrepreneurial opportunity with marketing and business support.

    Learn More

    To learn more, please visit our website: www.FlexMD.ca 

    To apply, please go to: careers.flexmd.ca/26309

  • Fri, January 27, 2023 10:04 AM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)


    Position:            Mental Health Clinician (Crisis)
    Site:                    Toronto Western Hospital
    Department:     UCC/PESU
    Salary:                $39.59 to 49.49 per hour
    Hours:                37.5 hours per week; 12 hours shifts (Work Days, Evenings and Weekends)
    Status:               Temporary Full-Time (12-months)

    As an integral member of the Psychiatric Emergency Services Unit team and Urgent Care Clinic, the Mental Health Clinician will perform duties across those two services, as well as the Emergency Department at Toronto Western Hospital, including emergency & outpatient urgent care mental health assessments, crisis intervention, and brief psychotherapy. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the principal responsibilities include: providing comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments; providing therapeutic intervention for individual patients, families on a crisis / short-term basis utilizing a multi-modal perspective; providing education and support to family members around issues related to mental illness/addictions; making referrals to other community and hospital programs; liaising/consulting and collaborating with team members and appropriate community agencies to locate and arrange resources, to obtain, provide or exchange information relative to the patient’s health care; acting as an educational resource for Emergency and Psychiatry staff; performing cross-functional duties, as assigned or requested; performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Completion of a Master’s degree in one of the following discipline(s) Social Work; Psychology; Counselling Psychology, or Nursing, with practical and related experience in the provision of psychotherapy services.
    • For nurse applicants, Canadian Nursing Association Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing preferred
    • Registration licensure with an Ontario professional body whose members are authorized to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy (CNO, CRPO, OCSWSSW, CPO, COTO, etc)
    • Membership with the Ontario Crisis Workers Association preferred
    • Three (3) years current experience working in a mental health setting/environment
    • Demonstrated ability to utilize a wide range of treatment modalities
    • Proven knowledge of the Mental Health or Addictions continuum of care

    Click on the following link to apply https://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/uhncareers/JobDescription.asp?SiteID=10031&JobNumber=909462

  • Wed, January 11, 2023 4:01 PM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

    Dear OSRP Members,

    The OSRP Board would like to sincerely wish you and your loved ones all the very best for 2023.  We look forward to continuing to serve you in the coming year.

    It seems like a lifetime ago, but we held a very successful AGM on November 18, 2022.

    As promised, we are including the below, for every OSRP member who attended and those who were not able to.

    NB: Please refrain from sharing this material outside of the OSRP Membership.

    Please click below for more Board updates:

    Thank you for your support as we establish our new Board, Executive Committee and other new Committees, and prepare to address the mandate you generously gave us at the November AGM.

    Wishing all members good fortune and felicity,

    The OSRP Board of Directors

  • Wed, January 11, 2023 3:53 PM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

    HST Exemption UPDATE: Please Share Before January 13

    Thank you, amazing OSRP members, for your overwhelming support. The House of Commons Petition now has almost 13,500 signatures, and rising!

    If you haven’t had a chance to sign and share: please do so here!

    You can also write to your MP to ask them to support the removal of this unjust tax.  Please visit www.taxfreetherapy.ca for a pre-written letter, and a tool to email it to your rep.

    All the info you need is at www.taxfreetherapy.ca.

    None of this momentum would be possible without engaged members like you. Thank you so much!

    PS: You can use the JPG attached & included here, or go here: Resources | TaxFreeTherapy to download our social media shareables, to share with your followers, tagging #taxfreetherapy please!

    PPS: Please find celebrity video endorsements here: Media | TaxFreeTherapy alongside statements by MP Lindsay Mathyssen, Party Leader Jagmeet Singh and MP Carol Hughes which you can share as well as the CTV.ca article Psychotherapy should be tax-free in Canada, new campaign says | CTV News endorsing our campaign!

    For questions or comments, or to share a response from your MP, please contact advocacy@psychotherapyontario.org

  • Tue, December 13, 2022 6:14 PM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

    The CBT Fundamentals course is a weekly two-hour course running for seven weeks via Zoom.

    Registration deadline is January 2, 2023 

    Start Date: January 24, 2023

    Time: 4-6 p.m.

    Where: via Zoom

    Cost: $399/$199 for students

    Instructors

    Dr. Jenna Boyd, Ph.D., C.Psych

    Dr. Brenda Key, Ph.D., C.Psych

    Looking to enhance your CBT skills, increase your confidence as a therapist, and improve outcomes with your client populations? Registration is now open for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Fundamentals: Improving Your Clinical Practice with Core Skills.

    Offered through the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, this foundational course is suitable for clinicians and clinical learners interested in learning practical and effective core CBT strategies applicable to a broad range of presenting concerns.

    Seven weekly lectures are offered in a virtual synchronous and interactive format by clinical psychologist experts in CBT. 

    Click here for more information 

    Click here to view the flyer

    Click here to register

  • Tue, December 13, 2022 5:56 PM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)
    By: Oshawa Psychotherapy Training Institute (OPTI)

    A 30-hour continuing education online workshop for mental health professionals dealing with the safe and effective use of self in therapy.

    Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
    Time: 9:00 AM EST
    Location: Online

    About this event:
    For more details on workshop structure, presenter bios and continuing education credits, please click here for a downloadable pdf.

    OPTI’s Safe & Effective Use of Self (SEUS) workshop explores how “self-reflective use of…personality, insights, perceptions and judgements” 1 can optimize interactions in the client-therapist relationship.

    The goal of this 30-hour online workshop is to fully explore and develop this essential competency for psychotherapy practice, helping clinicians become more reflective, attuned, and appropriate when using self in therapy.

    OPTI’s hands-on, strength-based learning approach guides attendees through key areas that influence their personal approach to the therapeutic relationship, including:

    • family history and dynamics
    • the role of relational boundaries
    • self-disclosure
    • human and cultural diversity
    • anti-oppression practice
    • subjective experience of the client role through experiential practice

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    OPTI’s SEUS workshop uses a collaborative, self-discovery process to develop and enhance the following proficiencies found in the CRPO Safe and Effective Use of Self Competency (4.3):

    • Demonstrate awareness of the impact of the therapist's subjective context on the therapeutic process
    • Recognize the impact of power dynamics within the therapeutic relationship
    • Protect the client from imposition of the therapist's personal issues
    • Employ effective and congruent verbal and non-verbal communication
    • Use self-disclosure appropriately


    For more details on workshop structure, presenter bios and continuing education credits, please click here for a downloadable pdf.

  • Tue, December 13, 2022 5:49 PM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

    The OSRP office staff is getting ready to wind down for the winter season, and hopes to have time to rest and spend time with loved ones.

    The OSRP’s office will be closed from 5 p.m. ET on Friday, December 23, 2022, until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, which means we won’t be returning phone calls and emails until January 3 or 4, 2023.

    We wish you all the best for a healthy and prosperous new year!
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