CPT News | November 20, 2014

Message From The Chair Of CPT – Nicola Savin (Nov. 20th, 2014)

Another year is almost over. It’s time to unwind and break bread with those you work with. Finding common ground is easier when we know one another and what better place to do it than at CPT’s Annual Holiday Party which is being held on December 11th at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club. See below for registration details.


New Members

I would like to welcome the following new member who has joined CPT since my last newsletter:

Todd Slonim

I encourage you to reach out to Todd and welcome him to the collaborative community. I also hope to welcome him personally at the next event on December 11th (for details see below).


CPT Events & Training Opportunities

Mastering the Landmine Moments
On November 21, 2014 Lisa Herrick, Ph. D. and Kate Scarf will be in Toronto and will run a full day training in Toronto.  Lisa and Kate are mental health professionals who practice in Washington DC. They will be speaking about mastering the “landmine moments” in collaborative practice.

CPT Holiday Party
Join us on December 11, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club for a holiday social and enjoy drinks, great food and the company of new and old friends and colleagues.  Registration details are below.

Eventbrite - CPT Holiday Party!
Or, see more details on the CPT website

Level 1 and Level 2 CP Training
We are fortunate that there are a number of trainers who are currently advertising Level 1 and 2 trainings. If you know someone who wants to be or should be a Collaborative Practice Professional please direct them to the CPT website here.

New Small Practice Group
Deborah Graham is starting a new small group. She will be holding the first meeting on Tuesday January 13, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 and will meet the second Tuesday of every month thereafter. This is a great opportunity if you are a new collaborative professional and want to make connections  and learn from other professionals or if you are a seasoned collaborative professional and want to contribute to the discussions. If you are interested in joining her small group please email her at deborah@deborahgraham.ca


Here are a few things your CPT board and committee members are working on:

New Continuing Education Requirements For CPT Members
New mandatory annual training requirements are coming to CPT! Annual collaborative training was one of the recommendations that came out of the November 2013 strategic planning session and it was also overwhelming endorsed in the survey sent out to all members last year. The Professional Development committee has been working on drafting the requirements and I am pleased to announce that the Board has approved the standards set out below for implementation in 2016; which means that you need to obtain the required 6 hours of training in 2015 in order to renew your CPT membership in 2016. Many thanks to the Co-Chairs of the PD committee Ellen Nightingale and Victoria Smith for their hard work on this issue.

To learn more about the new continuing education requirements, click here.

New CPT Bylaws
The Governance Committee has drafted new bylaws that incorporate the recommendations of the members who attended the retreat held in November of 2013. Specifically, they provide for terms limits for all board members and create the position of Past Chair to improve continuity.  You will be receiving by email the proposed new bylaws in the next week or so and there will be a general meeting of members held before the commencement of the holiday party (5:15 p.m. on December 11th, 2014) to vote on the new bylaws. If after reading the amended bylaws you have any questions please direct them to the chair of the governance committee, Cameron Shouldice at cameron@cameronshouldice.ca

Social Media Networking
Due to lack of interest this initiative has been cancelled.

Hospital For Sick Kids Benefit
The Public Awareness Committee is continuing to work hard planning the benefit that CPT will be hosting for The Hospital for Sick Kids. If you would like to assist with this project please contact the co-chair of the committee, Barbara Gordon at barb@barbaragordon.ca.

International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) Whole Group Membership
After consulting with our members and reviewing the results of the survey sent out last month in which members overwhelming voted in support of this initiative, the CPT Board voted in favour of whole group membership in IACP effective 2015. This means that every member of CPT will also be a member of the IACP. Membership in the IACP usually costs $150 USD. As a result of becoming a whole group member the membership fee is reduced to $100 USD. CPT will be raising our membership rates by $50 per member effective 2015 in order to offset some of the cost of the IACP membership fee. The new renewal forms will include information to register you for your IACP membership and once you are a member you will get all the benefits of membership, including a profile on their highly ranked collaborative website. See the link below for further information on the benefits of IACP membership. For those of you who are already members of a practice group that is a whole group member of the IACP, you will not be charged twice for the same IACP membership.

For more informationn on the IACP Whole Group Membership, click here.


CPT Brochures & Marketing Kits

We have brochures and marketing kits available. They are a great resource to give to clients. Your clients can pass them on to their spouse so they can consider using the collaborative process. You can also send them to potential referral sources.

Members who attend any dinner meeting this year will be given 20 brochures free. They are also available for purchase for $10.00 plus H.S.T. for 100 brochures plus shipping if you are unable to purchase them at a dinner meeting.

The marketing kits are available for purchase at the dinner meetings as well for the low price of $20.00 for 10 kits. The content of the marketing kit is also available to be printed off our website here.

I look forward to seeing you at the Toronto Lawn and Tennis Club at the next dinner event to be held on Thursday December 11th.  If you have not already registered please go to the link below to register.

Eventbrite - CPT Holiday Party!
Or, see more details on the CPT website

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