Frequently Asked Questions

What is a psychologist?

To become a psychologist in Ontario, an individual must earn a doctoral degree in psychology (a Ph.D.) which takes a minimum of nine years of training in a university program that is recognized by the College of Psychologists.
After the doctoral degree has been completed, an individual wishing to work as a psychologist must take an additional year of supervised training after which he or she is evaluated by written and oral examinations. Upon successful completion of the training and the examinations, the individual is admitted to the College of Psychologists as a qualified psychologist. Psychologists are accountable to the College of Psychologists of Ontario. They must adhere to ethical rules and practise standards. The College of Psychologists of Ontario is the governing body for psychologists in the province. The College holds a mandate to protect the public and it does this by monitoring and regulating the practise of psychology.

What about confidentiality?

Psychologists must keep records of their sessions with clients and any contacts that they have with them. These records are kept safe in a locked and secure area. Psychologists are required to protect their client’s privacy. Under normal circumstances, a client’s personal information will not be disclosed to anyone unless they consent to have that information transmitted. There are a few conditions under which a psychologist may have to disclose information about a client without their consent. However, the circumstances under which such action would be taken are rare. Details about these exceptions will be discussed at the time of the client’s first appointment.

Dr. Angela Corradini

586 Eglinton Ave East
Suite 401
Toronto, Ontario
M4P 1P2