* Until the RP requirements are complete, qualifying members of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) can use the titles of Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) or RP (Qualifying). Registered Psychotherapists (RP) are permitted by the CRPO to practice independently only once they have completed 1,000 direct client contact hours and 150 hours of clinical supervision.
** The Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.) designation with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) has two pathways. Pathway one is for new professionals who completed their graduate degree (master's or PhD) under fives years ago. Pathway two is for experienced practitioners who completed their graduate degree over five years ago.
Psychiatry is a medical field of study covering the causes, identification, diagnoses and medicinal treatment of mental health disorders.
Psychologists are trained in the science of behaviours and the mind. They may focus on research and academic study, or practice with patients in the field providing counselling therapy.