Why use a Licensed Professional?
As licensed providers of psychological services, Psychological Associates’ and Psychologists’ qualifications have been rigourously examined and are continually subject to quality assurance requirements. They are guided by a professional code of ethics and standards of practice.
In Ontario, Psychological Associates and Psychologists are regulated by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. The College is responsible for:
- establishing licensing requirements
- examining candidates
- granting licenses for professionals to practice
- limiting practice for:
- newly-trained professionals requiring supervision
- licensed members when training to practice in a new area
The College runs a quality assurance program designed to ensure that all practitioners keep up-to-date with developments in their field and that they practice appropriately. When patients or clients have concerns about service received from a Psychological Associate or a Psychologist, the College of Psychologists is available to provide direction.