MDPAC Membership Categories and Dues

 

Associate Member Annual Renewal Fee: by Oct. 1: $170; Oct. 1st -31st : $195; after Oct. 31st : $220.

Criteria: Any physician who is licensed to practice medicine by the provincial licensing authority, and practices under the Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics.

Privileges: Journal, copy of Membership Directory and other communications, but no voting rights or committee participation.


Clinical Member Annual Renewal Fee: by Oct. 1: $225; Oct. 1st -31st: $275; after Oct. 31st : $325.

Criteria: Any physician who is licensed to practice medicine by the provincial licensing authority, and practices under the Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics.

Maintenance of Competence (MOCOMP): 12 hours per year or 36 hours over 3 years (October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2017), prorated for newer members) of psychotherapy-related continuing education (CE) and 12 hours per year or 36 hours over 3 years (October 1, 2014-September 30, 2017, prorated for newer members) of Continuing Collegial Interaction (CCI) individual or group professional-support activities (any combination of supervision and other focused peer interaction).

Privileges: Journal, Membership Directory (listing in and a copy) and other communications; membership in professional e-mail discussion group called the Listserv; voting rights and committee participation; reduced registration fees for MDPAC conferences and courses.


Clinical CPSO/CPD Member (Ontario Only) Annual Renewal Fee: by Oct. 1: $225; Oct. 1st -31st: $275; after Oct. 31st : $325.

IMPORTANT: A Government regulation mandating Continuing Professional Development (CPD) was passed in Ontario in late July, 2011. This requires that a physician in Ontario must have proof of a required number of educational credits in order to renew their license to practice medicine. CPD credits may be reported via the MDPAC once the appropriate consent form has been signed.

ALSO: The CPSO requires an equivalency with the CFPC and therefore the requirement for this category has been set at that same level i.e. 25 hours of CE and 25 Hours of CCI each year. It is also required that half of these hours be reported each year i.e. 25 hours (any combination of CE/CCI) each year.

Criteria: Any physician who is licensed to practice medicine by the provincial licensing authority, and practices under the Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics. New Clinical CPSO CPD Membership (in Ontario) requires practicing a minimum of 51% Psychotherapy, Mental Health and/or Addictions.

Maintenance of Competence (MOCOMP): 25 hours per year or 75 hours over 3 years (October 1, 2014-September 30, 2017, prorated for newer members) of psychotherapy/psychiatry-related continuing education (CE) and 25 hours per year or 75 hours over 3 years (October 1, 2014-September 30, 2017, prorated for newer members) of Continuing Collegial Interaction (CCI) individual or group professional-support activities (any combination of supervision and other focused peer interaction).

Privileges: Journal; for Ontario members, confirmation to the CPSO of educational credits, Membership Directory (listing in and a copy) and other communications; membership in professional e-mail discussion group called the Listserv; voting rights and committee participation; reduced registration fees for MDPAC conferences and courses.


Certificant (MDPAC(C)) To apply, one must be a Clinical member, dues paid

One-Time Application Fee: $250.00

Annual Renewal Fee: by Oct. 1: $225; Oct. 1st -31st: $275; after Oct. 31st : $325.

Criteria: (Request Certificant Application Package for more details.)

  • Qualified clinical member with 200 hours minimum practice experience
  • Completion of a short essay describing why you choose to practice psychotherapy
  • Completion of 50 hours of personal growth work (individual or group)
  • Completion of 100 hours of supervision (individual or peer group/collegial interaction)
  • Two references, one of which should be from a colleague familiar with the applicant’s psychotherapeutic work
  • Attendance at the MDPAC annual (or equivalent intensive psychotherapy) conference in 2 of the 4 years prior to application
  • Provision of a curriculum vitae
  • Satisfaction of the training criteria from one of the categories listed below:
    • formal training — minimum of 90 hours of MDPAC - approved psychotherapy-related training (with the specified content outlined),
    • practice-eligible training - 1000 hours of paid professional work as a psychotherapist engaged in scheduled focused psychotherapy. This criterion may be time-limited.

MOCOMP: 25 hours psychotherapy/psychiatry-related continuing education (CE) per year or 75 hours over 3 years (October 1, 2014-September 30, 2017), prorated for newer members); and 25 hours per year of Continuing Collegial Interaction (CCI), individual or group professional-support activities (any combination of supervision and other focused peer interaction) or 75 hours over 3 years (October 1, 2014-September 30, 2017), prorated for newer members). It is also required that half of these hours be reported each year i.e. 25 hours (any combination of CE/CCI) each year.

Privileges: Journal, for Ontario members confirmation to the CPSO of educational credits, Membership Directory (listing in and a copy) and other communications; membership in professional e-mail discussion group called the Listserv, reduced registration fees for MDPAC conferences and courses; voting and committee participation; entitlement to use MDPAC(C) after name and other degrees; registration with the organization as a certificant.


Mentor (MDPAC(M)) To apply, one must be a Certificant member

One-Time Application Fee: $250.00

Annual Renewal Fee: by Oct. 1: $225; Oct. 1st -31st: $275; after Oct. 31st : $325.

Criteria: Qualified certificant, with formal comprehensive psychotherapy training in at least one recognized discipline and 2000 hours minimum psychotherapy experience, or 8,000 hours paid psychotherapy with submission of individual training history; 100 hours individual supervision with at least two independent supervisors; successful completion of essay examination and oral interview as determined by the Mentor Subcommittee of the Professional Development Committee; successful completion of MDPAC - approved supervisory training; submission of two satisfactory references, one from a colleague familiar with the applicant’s psychotherapeutic work and one from a recent supervisor.

MOCOMP: 25 hours per year or 75 hours over 3 years (October 1, 2014-September 30, 2017), prorated for newer members) of psychotherapy/psychiatry -related CE, and 25 hours per year or 75 hours over 3 years (October 1, 2014-September 30, 2017), prorated for newer members) of Continuing Collegial Interaction (CCI) individual or group professional-support activities (any combination of supervision and other focused peer interaction). It is also required that half of these hours be reported each year, i.e. 25 hours (any combination of CE/CCI) each year.

Privileges: Journal, for Ontario members confirmation to the CPSO of educational credits, Membership Directory (listing in and a copy) and other communications; membership in professional e-mail discussion group called the Listserv; reduced registration fees for GPPA conferences and courses; voting and committee participation; entitlement to use MDPAC(M) after name and other degrees; registration with the MDPAC as a mentor.


Honorary Member Annual Renewal Fee: $00.00

This designation may be granted by the Board of Directors in recognition of exemplary contribution to the GPPA, and is for life. There are no academic or practice requirements, no MOCOMP, and no annual fee. Privileges include Journal, copy of Membership Directory and other communications, but not voting or committee membership, although the Honorary Member may be consulted by the Board or GPPA committees from time to time. The current Honorary Members are the surviving founder of the GPPA, Dr. Terry Burrows, Dr. Dianne McGibbon and Dr. Roy Salole.


Reduced Fee Categories


Student/Resident Member Annual Renewal Fee: $10.00

Criteria: Medical student enrolled in one of the Faculties of Medicine in a Canadian University or foreign medical graduates enrolled in a formal pre-residency training program through one of the Canadian Faculties of Medicine. Send details of where enrolled and year of study.

Privileges: Journal, copy of Membership Directory and other communications, but no voting rights or committee participation. Reduced registration fees for MDPAC conferences and courses.


Inactive Member - not working for remuneration in Canada Annual Renewal Fee: $90.00

  • Retired - Criteria: Clinical member, Certificant Member or Mentor, retired from clinical practice. Send letter giving details.

    Privileges: Journal, copy of Membership Directory and other communications. Membership in professional e-mail discussion group called the Listserv; committee participation; reduced registration fees for MDPAC conferences and courses. No voting rights.

  • Out of Country - Criteria: Clinical member, Certificant member or Mentor, not practicing in Canada for a 12 month period.
    Send letter giving details.

    Privileges: Journal and other communications, but no voting rights or committee participation.

  • Totally Disabled Member or on Leave of Absence - Criteria: Clinical member, Clinical CPSO/CPD, Certificant member or Mentor, on full disability (no earned income). Please provide letter attesting full disability.
    Leave of Absence may be for a variety of reasons during which the member has no earned income, give start date.

    Privileges: Journal, copy of Membership Directory and other communications. Membership in professional e-mail discussion group called the Listserv; committee participation and voting rights; reduced registration fees for GPPA conferences and courses.


Mentor Emeritus Annual Renewal Fee: $90.00

Criteria: Mentor Members who are no longer in practice but wish to retain their status to teach and supervise.

MOCOMP: 25 hours per year or 75 hours over 3 years (October 1, 2014-September 30, 2017), prorated for newer members) of psychotherapy/psychiatry -related CE, and 25 hours per year or 75 hours over 3 years (October 1, 2014-September 30, 2017, prorated for newer members) of Continuing Collegial Interaction (CCI) individual or group professional-support activities (any combination of supervision and other focused peer interaction). It is also required that half of these hours be reported each year, i.e. 25 hours (any combination of CE/CCI) each year.

Privileges: Journal, for Ontario members confirmation to the CPSO of educational credits, Membership Directory (listing in and a copy) and other communications; membership in professional e-mail discussion group called the Listserv; reduced registration fees for GPPA conferences and courses; voting and committee participation; entitlement to use MDPAC(M) after name and other degrees; registration with the MDPAC as a mentor.


Individual Assessment $90.00 or less (decision by the Board)

Criteria: Clinical Member, Certificant Member or Mentor for whom payment of fees will result in undue financial hardship. Please provide letter with respect to your expected earnings from all sources and expenses for the coming year. (Please note you may be requested to provide additional details.)

Privileges: Journal, Membership Directory (listing in and a copy) and other communications. Membership in professional e-mail discussion group called the Listserv; committee participation and voting rights; reduced registration fees for GPPA conferences and courses.

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