Disaster Response Network (DRN) Form 







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DISCLAIMER* THE ONTARIO PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION’S (OPA) DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK (DRN) IS COMPRISED OF 300 REGISTERED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS WHO HAVE AGREED TO PROVIDE NO-COST PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES TO PERSONS DIRECTLY IMPACTED BY COVID-19. THESE PSYCHOLOGISTS ARE REGISTERED WITH THE COLLEGE OF PSYCHOLOGISTS OF ONTARIO (CPO) AND ARE ALL INDEPENDENT PRACTITIONERS. THE OPA, ESTABLISHED IN 1947, IS THE VOLUNTARY PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION REPRESENTING PSYCHOLOGY IN ONTARIO. OUR MEMBERS ARE CLINICIANS, ACADEMICS, RESEARCHERS, AND STUDENTS WHO ARE DEDICATED TO IMPROVING THE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF ONTARIANS. ALL QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO SCOPE OF PRACTICE AND TREATMENT SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE PSYCHOLOGIST. THE OPA'S ROLE IS TO FACILITATE THE REFERRAL AND RESOURCE MATCHING NEEDS OF PERSONS SEEKING ASSISTANCE FROM A PSYCHOLOGIST. NO CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED WITH THE OPA ONCE YOU CONNECT WITH YOUR PSYCHOLOGIST. THE OPA IS NOT LIABLE SHOULD ANY PROBLEMS OR ISSUES ARISE AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE REFERRAL SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR INITIAL CONTACT WITH A PSYCHOLOGIST (BY PHONE OR EMAIL) OR IN THE PROVISION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES. THE OPA CANNOT GUARANTEE THE AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES FOR ALL PERSONS IMPACTED BY COVID-19. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PRIORITIZE ACCESS TO THIS SERVICE TO THOSE WHO ARE MOST VULNERABLE AND WHO HAVE NO OR LITTLE COVERAGE FOR PSYCHOLOGY. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SERVICE IS NOT FOR EMERGENCIES OR CRISIS SITUATIONS. DURING COVID-19 ALL PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED VIRTUALLY.

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