Titles, Credentials & Professional Memberships

We are professionally trained psychotherapists. Our professional titles, credentials and memberships are shown in the letters following our names.

This page explains what these credentials mean. Click on the links to get further information and a list of all therapists who have it.

  • ABCT ABCT stands for the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, a professional association.
  • Affiliate TPSAffiliate TPS is the term for members of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society who are graduates of the TPS 's ATPPP training program and members of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, a professional organization dedicated to psychoanalytic practice.
  • ANDC ANDC stands for the diploma of the Centre de Relation d'Aide de Montreal, a French-language school for the training of psychotherapists located in Montreal.
  • AOCA AOCA stands for Associate of the Ontario College of Arts, one of North America's most respected and oldest sources of training and higher study in the fine arts and now a degree-granting university in all aspects of the creative media.
  • ASK ASK (Adoption Support Kinship) is a community-based not-for-profit organization in Toronto dedicated to providing support around adoption search and reunion. It provides support to all members of the adoption community at all stages of the search and reunion process.
  • BA BA stands for Bachelor of Arts, a university level degree for many branches of humane learning.
  • BASc BASc stands for Bachelor of Applied Science, a university level degree reserved for engineers.
  • BEd BEd stands for Bachelor of Education, a university degree.
  • BFA BFA stands for Bachelor of Fine Arts, a university degree.
  • BM BM stands for Bachelor of Medicine, a university degree.
  • BSW BSW stands for Bachelor of Social Work, a university degree.
  • BSc BSc stands for Bachelor of Science, a university degree.
  • CAOT CAOT is the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, some of whose members also provide psychotherapy.
  • CAPCT CAPCT is the Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists Therapy, an association of psychoanalytic therapists specializing in the psychoanalysis of children.
  • CAPT CAPT is the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy, an association of psychodynamic therapists advancing knowledge of the psychodynamic modality.
  • CCA CCA is the Canadian Counselling Association, a national bilingual organization dedicated to the enhancement of the counselling profession in Canada.
  • CIT CIT stands for Certified Imago Therapist, a certification obtained after a program of training in Imago couples therapy.
  • COTO COTO stands for membership in the government-regulated College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
  • CPI CP stands for Certified Parenting Instructor, a credential awarded by the Hand in Hand Parenting Institute in California.
  • CYW CYW stands for Child and Youth Worker, a credential for those who have undertaken professional training in the development and assistance of children and youth.
  • Dip ATPPP Dip ATPPP stands for Diploma in the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, a private training institute in Toronto.
  • DCTP DCTP is a credential provided by the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy, a Toronto-based training school operating under federal charter as a vocational training institute.
  • Dip TATI
  • Dip GIT Dip GIT stands for Diploma of the Gestalt Institute for Therapy granted by the Gestalt Institute, a private training institute in Toronto.
  • Dip NSPC Dip NSPC stands for the diploma awarded by the New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling.
  • Dip PEB Dip PEB stands for Diploma in Psychotherapy and Emotional Bodywork, granted by the Institute for Psychotherapy and Emotional Bodywork, a private training institute in Toronto.
  • Dip TATI stands for Diploma in the Art Therapy at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute, a private training institute in Toronto.
  • Guest TPSGuest TPS is the term for members of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society who are admitted on the basis of education and professional experience to the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, a professional organization dedicated to psychoanalytic practice .
  • HSCHSC stands for Human Services Counsellor, a two-year Ontario college diploma for addiction and mental health training.
  • LLB LLB stands for Bachelor of Laws, an Canadian academic degree required by those seeking entry into the legal profession as lawyers.
  • MDiv MDiv stands for Masters in Divinity, a university post-graduate degree.
  • MA MA stands for Master of Arts, a university post-graduate degree.
  • MEd MEd stands for Masters in Education, a university post-graduate degree.
  • MSWMSW stands for Masters in Social Work, a university post-graduate degree.
  • OACCPP OACCPP stands for the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists, a professional association in Ontario.
  • OASW OASW stands for the Ontario Association of Social Workers, a professional association in Ontario.
  • OCSWSSW OCSWSSW stands for the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, a professional association in Ontario.
  • OSP OSP stands for the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists, a professional grouping of psychotherapists based in Ontario. Clinical Members have acquired this title because they have completed more than 1000 hours of practice.
  • PhD PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy, a university post-graduate degree granted in many specialty areas.
  • RelPsych(Dip) RelPsych(Dip) stands for Diploma in Relational Psychotherapy granted by the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy, a private training institute in Toronto.
  • RIHR RIHR is a membership designation granted by the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners.
  • RLMP RLMP is a membership designation granted by the Canadian Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners.
  • RMT RMT stands for Registered Massage Therapist a credential granted to members of the College of Massage in Ontario.
  • RN RN stands for Registered Nurse, a credential of the government-regulated College of Nursing in Ontario.
  • RPC RP stands for Registered Psychotherapist,a credential granted by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Only those with an RP may call themselves 'psychotherapists' in Ontario. See also Registered Psychotherapist, the long-form version of the some designation.
  • RP RPC stands for Registered Professional Counsellor, a designation granted by the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.
  • RSW RSW stands for Registered Social Worker, a credential of the government-regulated College of Social Work in Ontario.
  • RYT RYT stands for Registered Yoga Teacher.
  • TFM TFM stands for Therapeutic Family Mediator, a certificate granted by the University of Toronto.
  • TPS TPS is the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, a society whose members are psychoanalysts and analytically-oriented psychotherapists.