Psychologists are regulated health professionals and are required to meet rigorous education, training and supervision requirements.
Unlike many other mental health professionals (social workers, psychotherapists, family therapists, and counselors), psychologists can perform the controlled act of making an accurate diagnosis, which is crucial for effective treatment of numerous psychological health problems. This is a very important distinction as in order to develop an appropriate treatment plan, it is imperative to first conduct a careful assessment, to rule out possible psychological disorders, and to establish a diagnosis which will guide the treatment.
All the services at Turning Point are provided under a supervision of a Registered Psychologist and a certified member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). Ms. Anna Prudovski, the Clinical Director of Turning Point, has over 15 years of experience practicing in various settings, such as hospitals, community agencies, and in private practice. She is trained and qualified to assess, diagnose, treat, and prevent various psychological conditions in children, adolescents and adults. In addition to being registered with CPO, she is a certified Diplomate and the Credentialing Committee Member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and a Founding Member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (CACBT).