Joining the MDPAC

Is the MDPAC for you ?

The Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC) is the only non-profit professional association in Canada dedicated to promoting medical psychotherapy in primary care.

Membership in the MDPAC is open to individuals interested in medical psychotherapy and primary mental health care and addictions.

If you are located in Ontario, download this application Membership Application.pdf

If you are located OUTSIDE of Ontario, download this application Membership Application.pdf

Consider joining the MDPAC if you are a:

  • family physician or specialist who provides (or is considering providing) mental health care to patients.
  • family physician, in Ontario, who provides mental health care to patients but does not belong to the College of Family Physicians of Canada and needs to be able to report your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The GPPA only accepts Continuing Professional Development that is Psychotherapy or Psychiatry related. Other Medical CPD does not fit the criteria for accreditation.
  • medical student or resident in family medicine with an interest in mental health care issues and treatment approaches.

 

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BENEFITS OF JOINING THE MDPAC

  1. Access to top quality CPD activities through an annual educational conference, a journal, an annual retreat and other educational events organized throughout the year which are available to distance learners.

  2. Access to a third pathway for recording and reporting CPD activities to the CPSO (for Ontario members only).

  3. Access, through the members directory and the Yahoo listserv, to a community of physicians who share an interest in psychotherapy and in promoting physician self-care.

  4. Opportunities to participate in research and other volunteer activities that will support the development and maintenance of quality psychotherapy.

  5. A voice in the organizations that represent psychotherapy practised by physicians. These include those at the provincial and territorial level such as the OMA, and at  the national level, through the CFPC.

 

 

MDPAC Membership Categories

If you are located in Ontario, download this application Membership Application.pdf

If you are located OUTSIDE of Ontario, download this application Membership Application.pdf

Clinical

A physician licensed to practice medicine in Canada, and who practices under the Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics. The MDPAC Maintenance of Competence Program requires Clinical members to obtain a minimum of 36 hours of both continuing education and continuing collegial interaction over 3 years.

 

Clinical CPSO/CPD

A physician licensed to practice medicine in Canada, and who practices under the Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics. The MDPAC has now been approved to be a Third Pathway. Therefore members who do not belong to the RCPSC or the CFPC may now use the MDPAC credits to renew their medical licence.  When renewing the medical licence, in Ontario, each doctor must state to whom educational credits are being reported.  It is therefore important for everyone to be reporting to either the RCPSC, CFPC or the MDPAC.

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

 

Certificant

A qualified Clinical member with a minimum of 200 hours psychotherapy practice experience, 100 hours supervision, and 50 hours personal growth work. Required to obtain 75 hours of both continuing education and continuing collegial interaction over 3 years. For more information download certificant.pdf.

Mentor

A qualified Certificant member with formal, comprehensive psychotherapy training in at least one recognized discipline; a minimum of 2,000 hours psychotherapy experience; 100 hours supervision with at least two independent supervisors; successful completion of the MDPAC Supervisor Training Program. Required to obtain 75 hours of continuing education and 75 hours of continuing collegial interaction over 3 years. For more information download mentor.pdf

Honorary

In recognition of outstanding contribution to the MDPAC, a lifetime Honorary status may be awarded. There are no practice or maintenance of competence requirements. Current honorary members are Dr. Dianne McGibbon and a founder of the MDPAC, Dr. Terry Burrows.

Associate

Any physician, who has passed LMCC licensure exam, is licensed to practice medicine by the provincial licensing authority, and practices under the Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics.

Student

A medical student attending a Canadian university, or foreign medical graduate enrolled in a formal pre-residency training program in a Canadian faculty of medicine.

Inactive

Clinical, Certificant or Mentor members not working for remuneration in Canada due to full disability for the year, out of the country for the year, or retired from clinical practice.