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Registration & Employment in Mental Health

For immigrant mental health professionals who wish to work in their field, with the option of working towards becoming a Registered Psychotherapist

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The Program

BREM is a full-time program designed for immigrant mental health professionals who wish to work in their field, with the option of working towards becoming a Registered Psychotherapist.

Program Goals

Choose from Two Program Streams:

  • Preparation for Employment
    The main goal of this program stream: Preparing participants to find meaningful employment in the field of mental health.
  • Preparation for Registration and Employment
    The main goal of this program stream: Helping participants meet the requirements for registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, CRPO as RPs (Qualifying)* as well as preparing them for employment in the field.

Program Location

Available anywhere in Ontario

Program Duration

10-12 Months

Preparation for Employment Stream

12-14 Months

Preparation for Registration & Employment Stream

Next Cohort Start Date

September 2022

Info Sessions

Monthly

APPLY

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Who Should Apply

Internationally educated professionals (IEPs) with post-secondary education in psychology or a related field where a significant component is mental health (e.g., counselling, social work, medicine with specialization in psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, psychotherapy, therapy focusing on mental health, divinity counselling, etc.)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in psychology or a related field, equivalent to 4yrs bachelor’s degree where a significant component is mental health (e.g., counselling, social work, medicine with specialization in psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, psychotherapy, therapy focusing on mental health, divinity counselling, etc.)
  • Minimum of two years of relevant work experience in psychotherapy, counselling or community mental health outside of Canada
  • Language proficiency of CLB 7 or equivalent in all domains (reading, writing, speaking, listening)
  • Legal immigration status (Naturalized Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee, and Refugee Claimant with Work Permit, CUAET)
  • Residence: Ontario

“I remain indebted to BREM for the personalized guidance and support throughout the whole process!” ~ Mona

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Program Components

Employment Stream

10-12 months

Full-time program of over 800 hours, including 4-6 months of supervised placement, mentoring and job search supports.

The main goal of this program stream: Preparing participants to find meaningful employment in the field of mental health.

Employment & Registration Stream

12-14 months

Full time program, including

  • enhanced academic curriculum (over 1,100 hours, including a course series in psychotherapy)
  • 6 months of supervised placement
  • SEUS seminar (Safe and Effective Use of Self)
  • small group clinical supervision
  • mentoring and job search supports

The main goal of this program stream: Helping participants meet the requirements for registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, CRPO as RPs (Qualifying)* as well as preparing them for employment in the field.

I’M READY FOR THE NEXT STEP

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