HEADLINES

April 2024 Volume: 4 | Issue: 4

In This Issue >
President’s MessageRegistrar’s MessageZeitgeist – Creating More Accessible PracticePreparing for Applied Behavour Analysis (ABA) Regulation UpdateEquity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) UpdateQuality Assurance UpdateInformation From the Practice Advice ServiceElection to Council 2024Registration Renewal 2024-2025Barbara Wand Seminar in Professional Ethics, Standards and ConductCall for Interest in Participating on College Committees for 2024-2025Council Highlights March 21, 2024Investigations, Complaints & Resolutions Committee (ICRC)Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) DecisionsDiscipline Committee ReportChanges to the Register

About Headlines

HEADLINES is the official publication of the College of Psychologists and Behaviour Analysts of Ontario, the governing body for psychological practitioners; Psychologists, Psychological Associates and Applied Behaviour Analysts, in Ontario.

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President’s Message

I am writing this, my final president’s message, while participating in the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards’ (ASPPB) mid-year meeting in Boston, MA.  In this meeting I’ve learned much about the high stakes entrance to practice exams, EPPP1 & 2; everything from item development, and testing to post-test evaluation and test security has been on the agenda. 

 

Registrar’s Message

I am pleased to provide you with an update on the exciting developments at the College. I begin this Registrar’s message with a focus on access to high-quality, evidence-based care.

 

Zeitgeist – Creating More Accessible Practice

In 2022, the American Psychological Association published Guidelines for Assessment and Intervention with Persons with Disabilities. Disability was not a topic I had received training in during graduate school, on internship, or beyond.

 

Preparing for Applied Behavour Analysis (ABA) Regulation Update

The College has reached another major milestone for welcoming Behaviour Analysts into what will be the new College of Psychologists and Behaviour Analysts of Ontario. On April 2, 2024, pre-registration opened for Behaviour Analysts applying via Transitional Routes 1 and 2.

 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Update

The College remains committed to the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and to incorporating EDI into all aspects of the College’s work and its regulatory processes and encouraging the same within the larger profession.

 

Quality Assurance Update

During the third quarter, of this fiscal year, the Quality Assurance Committee has continued its review of the Quality Assurance Program and further considered long-term changes that will better assist registrants in maintaining their professional knowledge, skill and judgment.

 

Information From the Practice Advice Service

The Practice Advice Service provides information to College members and members of the public about relevant Legislation, Regulations, Standards of Professional Conduct, and other practical considerations.

 

Election to Council 2024

Elections to the College Council were held on March 31, 2024. We are pleased to announce the following results:

 

Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) Decisions

The following are summaries of some recent decisions of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee, reflecting three different dispositions. They are provided for educational purposes. Information in these summaries has been altered to protect the privacy of both members and complainants, and to protect the confidentiality of the investigation process. The relevant substance of the allegations and outcomes remain unchanged.

 

Changes to the Register

The College would like to congratulate those Psychologist and Psychological Associate members who have received Certificates of Registration since January 2024.