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Remote learning meets requirement of “full-time resident graduate study”


A counseling program that included a significant amount of time of remote supervised practice was sufficient to meet a requirement that an applicant to the College of Psychologists of Ontario have a year of full-time resident graduate study and was substantially similar to a standard, in-person program, the Ontario Health Professions and Review Board ruled January 13.

The applicant, Vasanthini Santhirasegaram received a Master of Counselling degree from Athabasca University in 2017, the coursework for which was a combination of in-person and remote learning, including 600 in-person supervised practice hours.

When she applied for a certificate . . .

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