Surveys / Research

The Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists is committed to support occupational therapy research and will promote OSOT member participation in promoting research that support the development of knowledge about occupational therapy practice and/or occupational therapists.

To promote membership awareness of opportunities to participate in research activities relating to occupational therapy, the Society circulates a bi-monthly Supporting Occupational Therapy Research communique by email to all OSOT members (approximately 4,400 Ontario occupational therapists and student occupational therapists) which will include researchers’ project descriptions and any links to online surveys. In addition, the Society will post this information to the OSOT website. 

For more details and to send in your research survey for publication, please see our order form.

The following posts have been purchased by the researchers to access OSOT membership.  While posting does not imply OSOT partnership or sponsorship, we encourage members to participate!


Ontario Registered Health Professionals Responses to the Psychotherapy Act

Researcher(s): Leslie M. Vesely (MSc student at the University of Guelph), working under the supervision of Dr. Olga Smoliak 

Study Description: The research project aims to explore regulated health professionals’ response to the Psychotherapy Act in Ontario, which was fully enforced January of this year. Under this legislation, psychotherapy is deemed a controlled act that only those registered with at least one of six colleges have access to: College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, College of Psychologists of Ontario, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and College of Nurses of Ontario. 

The researcher is interested in exploring how professionals in these various colleges understand the controlled act of psychotherapy, and how this act influences their relationship with their profession (i.e. identity and practice), other colleges and professions, and broader institutions (ex. third party payers). 

If you have questions regarding this study, please contact Leslie M. Vesely.

Response Deadline: December 2020

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