The Alliance of Psychotherapy Training Institutions (APTI) is a working alliance of 20 psychotherapy training institutions in Ontario, created in 2006 in response to the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council’s (HPRAC) New Directions’ recommendation of a high minimum standard curriculum for entry to the practice in the newly regulated field of psychotherapy (under Health Minister Hon. George Smitherman’s direction The Psychotherapy Act was passed in 2007). APTI is made up of Ontario schools from the broad spectrum of the field of psychotherapy. The institutions listed here are in the depth psychology tradition, with particular reference to the humanistic and transpersonal traditions. 

  • Centre for Training in Psychotherapy ( offers a long-term, part-time program in depth psychotherapy, drawing particularly on the psychodynamic tradition, in which faculty and students work together to enable the student to develop knowledge and skills;
  • Gestalt Institute of Toronto ( is a not-for-profit, private educational institute that offers personal growth and professional development through experiential group learning in the Gestalt method of psychotherapy, including one-on-one therapy sessions;
  • Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (, a non-profit corporation, was admitted to group membership in the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) at the Eleventh International Congress of the IAAP in 1989, authorizing OAJA to train candidates to become Jungian analysts accredited by the IAAP since 2000;
  • Transpersonal Therapy Centre ( is a non-sectarian affiliation of therapists and teachers dedicated to the unfolding of spirit, drawing on ancient spiritual traditions and modern experiential depth psychotherapy, offering a skills training program, workshops and retreats;
  • Southern Ontario Society for Bioenergetic Analysis (, a non-profit organization certified as a private educational institution, promotes Bioenergetic Analysis, providing training and supervision as a grounded organization that is continually evolving, and has been active in developing The Great Lakes Conference, run every second year alternating with International Institute of Bioenergetic Analysis’s International Conference (;
  • Institute for Studies in Psychotherapy and Emotional Bodywork ( utilizes an eclectic approach that does not separate emotional, mental and physical experience, is grounded in cooperative learning using personal experience as a living textbook, observing the body in relationship and how it influences the Self through self-awareness and empathy for others, in on-going dialogue with the body;
  • Toronto Centre for Psychodrama and Sociometry (, a not-for-profit educational institution, is the only educational centre in Ontario providing training in accordance with the guidelines of the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, offering numerous workshops for both members and non-members, and a variety of members-only social and educational events;
  • Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy (, a National Society member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST) and registered as a not-for-profit corporation, provides Certification in Sandplay Therapy for ISST, setting up training programs, providing supervision and Advisors to Sandplay Certification Candidates, also holding conferences, meetings and seminars;
  • Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training (, offers personal and professional courses in psychospiritual development in the fields of holistic health, spiritual direction, coaching and more, while fostering a sense of spiritual community where people of like mind and purpose can connect.  Programming includes ancient spiritual wisdom with the latest breakthroughs in consciousness studies within a supportive environment to develop professional skills, spiritual growth and holistic well-being.
  • Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE/ACPEP) ( is a national multi-faith organization concerned with an holistic approach to health care and personal development, spiritual and religious care, professional education and certification of people involved in pastoral care and pastoral counselling, providing educational programs to become chaplains, pastoral counsellors, ministers, priests or community based pastoral care workers, also providing education and certification for supervisors and specialists;
  • New Realities Eating Disorders Recovery Centre ( is a centre for recovery from eating disorders, including binge eating, compulsive overeating, bulimia and anorexia, helping people with eating disorders and their families and friends through information and services, as well as providing an Experiential Clinical Training Program;
  • Espritedu Training of Psychotherapy Associates ( provides a range of services to meet individual needs, including individual psychotherapy, counselling, addictions counselling, where a person is encouraged to go through a journey to explore their inner world, supported and guided by the psychotherapist;
  • Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy ( offers a comprehensive training program in the theory and practice of relational psychotherapy through group process that emphasizes authenticity and empathy, theory readings, supervised peer counselling , supervised work with clients, case presentations among supportive peers and faculty, so that each year's group moves through three years of intensive training together;
  • Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis ( is a psychoanalytic training institute affiliated with the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education and the Association for Autonomous Psychoanalytic Institutes, with strong collaborative relationships with other contemporary psychoanalytic institutes in Canada, the US and Europe, offering post-graduate training in psychoanalysis to qualified professionals, as well a range of educational events for the broader psychoanalytic and mental health community;
  • Toronto Psychoanalytic Society and Institute ( is an association of professional psychoanalysts engaged in the development and advancement of clinical psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic thought, also presenting many educational programs throughout the academic year that are open to the professional community and public, including an Extension Program, biannual Scientific Sessions, an Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (affiliated with the University of Toronto, and Annual Day in Psychoanalysis;
  • Institute for the Advancement of Self Psychology ( offers a training program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with a particular emphasis on contemporary self psychology, consisting of theoretical and clinical seminars, supervision of cases in treatment and personal psychotherapy or psychoanalysis, focusing on the study of subjective experience and inter-subjective phenomena, emphasizing the techniques and skills of sustained empathic enquiry;
  • Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Program ( provides advanced training psychodynamic child therapy for professionals working in the field of children’s mental health, with a core curriculum comprising academic seminars, infant and toddler observations, ethical considerations, and supervised clinical work.