Professional Development

The OAMHP is committed to providing our members with valuable, engaging and relevant professional development opportunities. We offer a range of professional development opportunities to keep you updated on changes and advancements made in the field of mental health care. These opportunities include webinars, workshops, the Annual Conference & AGM, as well as networking groups throughout various regions of Ontario.

Many of the professional development events offered through the OAMHP qualify for continuing education credits!

Annual Conference & General Meeting

The Annual Conference is our biggest professional development event of the year. This multi-day event is a chance for mental health professionals to gather and participate in engaging, timely and relevant workshops delivered by industry leaders. Reduced rates are available to all members of the OAMHP.

We are excited to host the 1st Annual Conference as the OAMHP from September 24th- October 10th! This year, our conference will be held virtually. We are focusing on the topic of mental health for the Underserved. We are highlighting the needs of numerous populations, including, but not limited to, indigenous peoples, LGBTQ communities, immigrants, low-income families, victims of sexual assault and sex trafficking, and children.

Learn More about this year's conference HERE!

Take a look at our past Conferences!

Regional Networking Groups

The OAMHP offers regional networking groups across Toronto, Hamilton, London, and the Simcoe area. Regional Networking Groups connect you with other members and expand your professional network by allowing members to meet, share, and exchange ideas in a supportive environment.

Regional Networking groups meet as often as they'd like and set their own meeting agendas. The OAMHP will provide the support required to help facilitate the creation, growth and development of the group.

You can contact services-coordinator@oamhp.ca to learn more about Regional Networking Groups and to request to join a group!

OAMHP Webinar Series

OAMHP webinars provide members with a convenient and affordable way of continuing their education through online video-conferencing.

Visit our News and Events page, or our social media channels, to see upcoming webinars and to register!

Interested in delivering a webinar?

The OAMHP accepts webinar submissions on a rolling basis. We invite members and non-members to apply today!

In your application, please include a description of the topic and a structured outline for a 1-hour presentation, as well as a current CV. Topics are selected to address timely, relevant and engaging information in the rapidly changing field of mental health. Please also indicate a preferred month to deliver your webinar from our office in Toronto.

Contact services-coordinator@oamhp.ca to submit a request!

Share Your Insights in Psychologica Magazine!

Have you had an interesting observation or idea that you have noticed about a particular element within your professional work?

If you're looking to have your work published, members have the opportunity to contribute to Psychologica magazine. This presents a great opportunity to have your work read by other industry professionals across the province.

Psychologica is published bi-annually; and is put together by members and staff of the OAMHP. Each edition features an exciting collection of articles written by, and for, members of the OAMHP.  As a member, you will receive an electronic copy of each edition through our Pulse e-newsletter.

Members can access the latest and past editions of the magazine by logging on to their OAMHP account and navigating to the "Association Resources" section.

Supervision

**NEW** Clinical Supervisor Training for OAMHP Members for only $695

OAMHP is pleased to announce a new pilot partnership with Adler Graduate Professional School that allows OAMHP members to register for Adler’s Online Clinical Supervisor Training course for only $695 +HST + textbook.

This course examines the supervision relationship, including evidence-based measures for evaluation, and common themes that emerge during clinical supervision. This course also explores competency-based clinical supervision, the creation of learning contexts, case management, teaching techniques and theories of adult learning.

  • 40 hours of study
  • Students will require practice with live or mock “supervisee”
  • Must be completed within a maximum of 16 weeks
  • Course content includes lectures, viewings, demos, supplemental readings and professional/reflective exercises
  • Ends with a live 1:1 grading and review of a supervision recording tape/video, with feedback given from an experienced supervisor (student responsible for making and uploading video
  • Students of this program MUST be members in good standing with either the CRPO or the CSWSSW, MUST have a minimum of 5 years of experience in clinical practice, and should be familiar with at least 2 of the “big 5” modalities used most today.

This pilot project and the price of $695 will only be in effect from January 1 – December 31 2020 – so sign up now!

Continuing Education Credits (CEC) are granted by the OAMHP for activities that promote the development of participants in specifically identified mental health professions.

Please visit the new Continuing Education Credits page for more information on qualifications, and online submission of an activity for CEC approval by OAMHP.