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CRPO Exam Preparation Group:
Conquer the Registration Exam with Confidence

Are you gearing up for the CRPO Registration Exam and feeling overwhelmed by the challenges it presents? You're not alone. At Chettiar Counselling and Associates, we understand the anxiety and uncertainty that can accompany this pivotal step in your journey to becoming a Registered Psychotherapist (RP).

Our CRPO Exam Preparation Group is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to tackle the exam successfully. Led by an experienced Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, Jelum Raval, our comprehensive program offers a supportive environment where you can engage in interactive learning and practice sessions, ensuring you're well-prepared for exam day. The group is divided into two parts, providing participants with added convenience, while ensuring the structure is optimized for ease of understanding and retention.

Part I: Exam Insights and Strategies

In the first part of our CRPO Exam Preparation Group, you will gain valuable insights into the exam structure, format, and grading criteria. We'll explore essential do's and don'ts, providing guidance on how to approach different sections of the exam effectively.

Then, we'll delve into strategies for managing exam-related anxiety and time constraints, ensuring that you remain calm, focused, and efficient throughout the assessment process. Additionally, we'll address ethical considerations integral to the exam and your future practice as a psychotherapist.

Our group setting allows for interactive discussions, creating a supportive learning environment where participants can share experiences, ask questions, and receive guidance from seasoned professionals.

Part II: Practice Makes Perfect

In the second part of our program, you will engage in hands-on practice sessions designed to simulate exam scenarios. Working within the group, you'll have the opportunity to tackle practice questions and case studies, applying your knowledge and skills in a simulated exam environment.

These practice sessions offer invaluable opportunities for collaborative learning, as participants exchange insights, strategies, and feedback with their peers. You will be provided constructive guidance and support, helping you refine your exam strategies and strengthen your confidence.

Furthermore, we'll dedicate time to reviewing and reinforcing ethical principles, ensuring that you're well-prepared to navigate ethical dilemmas and uphold professional standards.

Why Choose Us?

At Chettiar Counselling, we pride ourselves on our expertise and commitment to supporting aspiring psychotherapists through every stage of their journey. Led by Jelum Raval, an experienced Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, the group sessions will be down to earth while at the same time offer the mentorship and empowerment to support your growth.

With a focus on interactive learning and practical application, our CRPO Exam Preparation Group offers a comprehensive and effective approach to exam readiness. We understand the unique challenges and pressures associated with the CRPO Registration Exam, and we're dedicated to helping you navigate them with confidence and success.

Registration Details:

  • Duration: 4 hours (2-part session)
  • Capacity: 10 participants
  • Date: April 17 & April 24,6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
  • Price: $80 + HST for the 2-hour session




Understanding the CRPO Registration Exam

It’s important to have a comprehensive understanding of the CRPO Registration Exam and its significance in your journey to becoming a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in Ontario.

Exam Overview:

The CRPO Registration Exam, also known as the Canadian Professional Standard for Counselling and Psychotherapy (CPSCP): Entry to Practice Competency Assessment, serves as a critical milestone for individuals seeking registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Administered by the COMPASS Centre for Examination Development, this computer-based assessment evaluates candidates' proficiency in key entry-to-practice competencies and their ability to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios.

Number of Exam Attempts:

Understanding the rules and regulations governing the CRPO Registration Exam is crucial for candidates planning to undertake this assessment. Here's a breakdown of the number of exam attempts allowed:

  1. Initial Attempt: Candidates are permitted to make their first attempt at the CRPO exam no later than 24 months following the date of submitting a complete application for registration as a Qualifying member, along with the required fee to CRPO.
  2. Subsequent Attempts: In the event that a candidate is unsuccessful in their initial attempt, they have the opportunity to retake the exam up to two additional times, for a total of three attempts.
  3. Final Attempt: Should a candidate exhaust all three attempts without success, they may request a third and final attempt. However, this final attempt is subject to certain conditions. The candidate must first complete any required upgrading activities as determined by a panel of the Examination Committee. Additionally, the third attempt must be made no later than five years after the date of application for registration in the Qualifying category, unless exceptional circumstances warrant an extension, as determined by the Examination Committee.

Additional Considerations:

It's important to note that candidates are permitted a maximum of five years from the date of issuance of their Qualifying certificate of registration by the CRPO to fulfill all requirements for registration as an RP, including completing clinical experience and passing the CRPO Registration Exam.

By familiarizing yourself with these guidelines and regulations, you can effectively plan and strategize your exam preparation journey, maximizing your chances of success.

The CRPO Registration Exam represents a significant milestone in your path to becoming a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario. Understanding the exam's format, requirements, and regulations is essential for navigating this process with confidence and success.

We're committed to supporting you every step of the way on your exam preparation journey. Our CRPO Exam Preparation Group offers a comprehensive and supportive environment where you can build essential skills, gain valuable insights, and connect with peers and mentors who share your goals.

Disclaimer: Our CRPO Exam Preparation Group is not affiliated with the CRPO or COMPASS Centre for Examination Development. We provide supplementary support and guidance for individuals preparing for the CRPO Registration Exam.

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