All three provide psychotherapy. The difference lies in their licensing body and educational background. Psychologists can offer comprehensive assessments yet all therapists are highly trained in providing counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists at CMBH meet regularly with the Clinic Directors and engage in professional consultations for continued development and oversight.
Psychologist: Typically has a PhD in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and are registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). They can complete a psychological assessment and provide a diagnosis according to commonly accepted diagnostic manuals.
Social Worker: Typically has a master’s degree in social work and are registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Our social workers are clinical social workers with extensive training in psychotherapy.
Registered Psychotherapist: Typically has a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy, Counselling Psychology, or Counselling and are registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO).