Credentials

Christopher Heap, M.A.

Registered Psychological Associate

College of Psychologists of Ontario

 

I graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984 with my Honours B.A. in Psychology.  I subsequently attended Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario where I graduated with my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 1986.  I continued in the Graduate Program at Queen's until 1989 when I accepted a position with the Peterborough County Board of Education working with children and their families.  I was  awarded an adjunct teaching position at Trent University in 1990.


In 1991, I elected to take on a new challenge and accepted a position at the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, Ontario.  I worked at Homewood for 14 years, primarily assessing and treating individuals with mood disorders (e.g. depression; bipolar illness), anxiety, post traumatic stress symptoms, eating disorders, anger management problems and substance abuse problems.  After 14 years of working at Homewood I opened a private practice.


In 1994, I became registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.  I was required to meet the following pre-requisites;  5 years of clinical supervision by a registered member of the College; successful completion of a written examination and a thorough interview involving a review of my training, work experience, understanding of ethical principles and appraisal of my ability to work as an independent practitioner.  In my 18 years of being registered, no grievances or complaints have been made against me to the College.