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Peer Circles: Informed Consent Workshop for Registered Psychotherapists

January 27 2020

12 to 2 PM Eastern Time

Approved for 2 CECs by CCPA

Free of charge

Only available to Registered Psychotherapists who are CCPA Members - Maximum of 10 participants per session

This workshop will be facilitated by Monika Green and Greg Hill. Both are Registered Psychotherapists and CCCs.


Are you looking for meaningful professional development that is tailored to you helping you:

- understand your obligations as a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario?

- develop more familiarity with informed consent, particularly in complex cases?

- make connections with other RPs?

Informed consent is an important legal concept in health care and is set out in the Health Care Consent Act, 1996. In general, practitioners are required to obtain informed consent for any intervention of a therapeutic, diagnostic, preventive, palliative or other health-related purpose. Practitioners must ensure that clients receive relevant information, including information about possible risks or adverse effects and other treatment options, in order for consent to be considered informed. Cases that involve children, contentious custody issues, couple and family groupings, court proceedings, third-party reports or the need to disclose information to prevent harm can add to the complexity of the informed consent process.

As a group-based learning experience, peer circles will bring RPs together for a deep, collaborative exchange of knowledge to support complex decision-making within Ontario’s legal and regulatory framework.

In addition to completing 2 hours of your required hours of learning activities, you will leave with a deeper understanding of how Ontario’s health care laws and standards are applied in practice.  

Those who attend Peer Circle events will:

  • participate in collaborative learning with other RPs
  • analyze practice scenarios by applying an ethical decision-making framework  
  • be better able to make judgement about how to meet the standards of practice related to consent, confidentiality and information sharing

CRPO has partnered with CCPA to offer RPs an opportunity to work with a trained peer facilitator to discuss and learn about informed consent in a safe, supported way. RPs who participate in the session at this conference will be invited to help evaluate the piloting of this learning format, making sure that it is a  relevant and useful professional development offering in years to come.

Cases will be shared at the session. Relevant resources that RPs may wish to review include:

Professional Practice and Jurisprudence for Registered Psychotherapists

Professional Practice Standards for Registered Psychotherapists

Standard 3.2 Consent

Informed Consent Workbook

Informed Consent Checklist

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  • Wednesday Jan 27 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom