The Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) Program provides access to publicly funded, evidence-based, short-term, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and related approaches to clients with depression, anxiety, and anxiety-related conditions. Originally launched as a pilot at four sites in 2017, the Ministry of Health has recently approved six health service providers to serve as new lead organizations of regional psychotherapy networks. This expansion is an important milestone for building a connected, comprehensive mental health and addictions system that ensures Ontarians across the province can access high-quality supports in their community.
The Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence at Ontario Health would like to invite primary care organizations to a webinar to learn more about the background of the OSP program, the vision of OSP as a provincial program, and next steps with the expansion.
Speakers will include:
• Michelle Rossi, Executive Lead, Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence at Ontario Health
• Danyal Martin, Manager, Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence at Ontario Health
• Heather Bullock, Executive Lead, Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program & Director of Provincial Partnerships, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
• Andrew Bilton, Executive Director, Carepoint Health