Competency-Based Case Study Workbook

For Entry-to-Practice Psychotherapists

Competency-Based Case Study Workbook for Entry-to-Practice Psychotherapists

This workbook contains a series of cases, each of which provides a unique context and client for the consideration of entry-to-practice psychotherapists. The reader is invited to consider the broad questions that follow each study in the context of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) Entry-to-Practice Competency Profile for Registered Psychotherapists, the CRPO Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. It is estimated that each case study will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. At the conclusion of the workbook is a key to major competency areas typically used by practitioners to address the circumstances described in each case study. The key highlights the contexts in each case and is not intended to be exhaustive.

Important note: The case studies in this workbook are focused on linking therapeutic processes to the core competencies for entry-to-practice psychotherapists.  For readers who are preparing for the CRPO Registration Examination, it is important to note that the Registration Examination is simulation-style (please refer to the CRPO Entry-to-Practice Registration Examination Resource Manual for details). The workbook does NOT use simulation-style and is NOT intended as an examination guide.