There are so many reasons to join the OAMHP!
Membership offers you the opportunity to join a professional network of mental health practitioners and leverage a wide variety of comprehensive tools to support you as a mental health professional.
To find out more about what membership offers, check out our downloadable Welcome Guide
by clicking below!
The OAMHP offers several different categories of membership depending on the criteria. Membership categories consist of:
- general members;
- affiliate members;
- student members; and,
- retired members
In order to be eligible for general membership, the applicant must:
- Have graduate standing (master’s degree, doctorate or equivalent) in a course of study related to mental health from an accredited institution
- Be registered as a member with one of the regulatory colleges authorized to practice psychotherapy and/or offer mental health services.
In this category you must be:
- currently enrolled in full-time studies in a masters-level program related to mental health at an accredited institution.
Student members must be supervised by an eligible supervisor to access the group liability insurance.
In this category you must hold ONE of the following:
- a four-year diploma from a private training institute in a specific modality of psychotherapy;
- a post-secondary degree or diploma related to mental health from an accredited college or university (two or three-year diploma or three or four-year degree).
Affiliate members must be supervised by an eligible supervisor to access the group liability insurance.
Retired members are members who no longer practice in a professional capacity and who are no longer professionally engaged in any other related discipline.
- Continued membership presumes an ongoing commitment to the
ethical and professional standards of the OAMHP, particularly with respect to any volunteer work the member may undertake.
- Access to Liability Insurance for retired status, for continuation following the ending of practice, is offered.
Members Considering Retirement
Members who are considering retirement may keep their membership at a reduced rate of $86.00 for the first five years and only $25 thereafter.
Note: Retired members must have ceased all professional activities surrounding their mental health practice.
To apply: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Preferred Liability Insurance Coverage
The OAMHP national Liability Insurance program exceeds all industry requirements; has no deductible; and includes abuse, general liability coverage, and free legal advice. McFarlan Rowlands offers online renewals where members can choose their coverage, renew their policy and receive their certificate and receipt within minutes.
Home & Auto Insurance Coverage
Members receive rates below the standard market, 0% financing and access to the free legal, health, and mortgage expert assistance hotline. You also have access to Aviva Auto Assist! This service provides auto repair assistance, appraisal service as well as safety tips and advice.
Extended Health Benefits Coverage
As a mental health professional, you know that being healthy is more than a good diet and exercise. Part of well being is feeling secure, knowing that you and your family are protected. As a member of the OAMHP, you have access to an insurance broker that can customize your extended health benefits insurance to better meet your unique needs at prices not normally available to the public.
Are you a driver in Ontario? The OAMHP is pleased to announce a new benefit for our members. You can now join the CAA and enjoy the safety and security they provide wherever you travel at a special rate. Already a CAA Member? You can convert your plan to the OAMHP group rate, no hassles. The CAA offers a wide range of perks, hotel discounts, merchandise, plus home and travel insurance too.
Visit the Member Portal for details.
Learn CBT from the Beck Institute
Learn CBT from the home of cognitive behaviour therapy - The Beck Institute. OAMHP members are eligible for a discount of 10% off all of Beck Institute’s on-demand trainings, live virtual workshops, and webinars.
15% off Regular SickKids CCMH Learning Institute Workshops
SickKids CCMH, Learning Institute, offers advanced training to those who work in a variety of mental health professions and invite leaders in the field of mental health to present relevant evidence-based training programs.
10% off IFSCA’s (the Internal Family Systems Counselling Association) comprehensive IFS Training Program: Stepping Stone
Stepping Stone is a 16 week online program, 3 hours/week with cohorts starting at various times in January that will teach you all you need to be able to introduce the model into your practice. Completion of the Stepping Stone course is also a prerequisite for the online Broader Clinical Applications course offered by the Adler Graduate Professional School, leading to the Certificate in Applied Internal Family Systems Therapy.
15% off Leading Edge live and on-demand webinars
Leading Edge Seminars Inc. provides training and continuing education seminars to mental health and Human Services professionals.
Login to your OAMHP account to access your discount! Please note the discount is valid on only new registrations and cannot be combined with other offers, or on the Brainspotting Level 2 training.
Become Certified with the OAMHP
Certification by OAMHP recognizes the aptitudes, knowledge and skills of the mental health professional. Certified members have the opportunity to be listed on our Associations' Certified Member Profile list. This tool is available to the general public and can help your practices gain more exposure.
Applicants must be a general member with the OAMHP and hold a graduate degree from a recognized university, with an emphasis on psychology, counselling and other behavioural sciences related to the mental health field.
New change: Refer to Me is ow offering a 15% discount on a one-time fee for a lifetime membership.
ReferToMe.ca is both a trusted OAMHP resource directory to find professionals to refer both our members and the public to, AND provide a discount offer to our members. Refer To Me is a B2B Canadian health technology company based in Toronto. It was founded by an Ontario-based psychologist who, after thirty years in private practice, recognized the need for mental health, allied health, and Medical Doctors to have a common space in which to network and refer to one another.
Refer To Me allows professionals to sign up for a membership that is best suited for each of them. Mental health and allied health professionals may sign up to either grow their practice or lighten their workload (refer out only).
Login to your OAMHP account to access your discount!
Take 10% Off Intelligent Office Packages
Intelligent Office offers office spaces designed specifically with you in mind across Ontario!
On-demand meeting space, professional address services, phone reception, appointment scheduling, reminder calls, customer support (including CRM) and more! Only pay for what you need, when you need it.
They will learn your exact needs, then match them with their resources.
Not only are you getting the customized services you need, as an OAMHP member, but you will also get 10% off of your entire package value!
Log on to your OAMHP account for more information on how to access this discount!
Free Subscription to the OAMHP's Psychologica Magazine
The Psychologica magazine is a bi-annual publication put together by members and staff of the OAMHP. Each edition features an exciting collection of research and insight from mental health professionals. As a member, you will receive an electronic copy of each edition through our Pulse e-newsletter.
If you're looking to have your work published, members have the opportunity to contribute to Psychologica. This presents a great opportunity to have your work read by other industry professionals across the province!
Members can access the latest edition of the magazine by logging on to their OAMHP account and navigating to the "Association Resources" section.
GoodLife Fitness Discount Program for OAMHP Members
The OAMHP recognizes the importance of physical health in contributing to overall mental wellness. That's why we have partnered with GoodLife Fitness to offer OAMHP members the opportunity to access GoodLife Fitness clubs across Canada at a discounted rate! Register here! Register here!
Access to The Pulse E-Newsletter Every Week
The Pulse is an e-newsletter delivered exclusively to OAMHP members via their email inbox. This newsletter keeps members abreast of important announcements, workshops, regional networking events and so much more!
Inclusion in the Find a Professional Directory
We are proud to offer our members the opportunity to promote their practice on our Find a Professional directory. This directory is accessible to the general public and can be used to provide prospective clients with an overview of your services and a link to your website.
**New** VirtualCare Discount
This platform, designed by Think Research, is an Ontario Telemedicine Network Vendor of Record. VirtualCare makes it easy for mental health professionals to facilitate secure virtual visits with their clients via desktop or smartphone app.
Discount Details: OAMHP members will be able to access this platform for $10 a month.
Login to your OAMHP to access your discount!
Complete the online membership application form.
- You will be prompted to include the required documents (photocopies accepted):
- Masters Degree/Transcripts from an accredited institution;
- Undergraduate Degree/Transcripts from an accredited institution;
- Regulated College Certificate;
- Proof of Enrollment (Student)
- Supervisory Letter (mandatory for Student/ Affiliate members in accordance with our supervision policy)
- A non-refundable administration fee of $45.00 is required upon submitting your application. This payment can be made by credit card, cheque or E-Transfer.
Upon submitting your application, payment, and documents, please allow 7-10 business days to review and process your membership application.
Documents can be uploaded through the online membership application form or can be sent to the OAMHP office by mail, email or fax.
All documents and the administration fee must be received before an application can be processed. The full membership fee must be received upon notice of approval before the membership process is completed.
Student Member (enrolled in a program/completing a practicum)
*Plus a $45.00 one-time administration fee upon submission.
**$45.00 administration fee is included in the student price
The OAMHP membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st. Renewal payments are to be made on or before December 31st. Any membership fee not paid by December 31st will incur a late fee of $25. Any unpaid membership as of February 28th will be cancelled.