RECENT LEGISLATIVE CHANGE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK

Presented by Dr Keith Adamson
OASW President

In December 2017 the Ontario Government passed the controlled act of psychotherapy, an essential component of the Psychotherapy Act, 2007, thus protecting the public and ensuring access to vital mental health services from qualified social workers and other designated regulated professions for all Ontarians.


What
this means:

  • Qualified Registered Social Workers have regained access to the title “Psychotherapist.”
  • Increased clarity around who can provide psychotherapy services and thus enabling better access to mental health services in Ontario.
  • The practice of psychotherapy will be carried out by highly trained Registered Social Workers (RSWs) and other designated regulated professions – ensuring greater public protection.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
10-11 AM
509A Dunton Tower