Colorado association of PSYCHOTHERAPISTS

Colorado Association of Psychotherapists (CAP) is a nonprofit organization supporting the professional development needs of psychotherapists in Colorado. 

  • Through the Colorado Therapists Directory, CAP promotes access to a wide range of mental health service choices. 
  • CAP provides Registered Psychotherapists a code of ethics to work under, 
  • CAP provides conferences, networking and continuing education opportunities, 
  • CAP provides professional representation (a consultant, attorney, and lobbyist) with the Colorado Legislature and Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)

CAP urges all of its members to get to know their legislators. You Might Invite Your Legislator to Lunch.

CAP members offer a wide range of mental health services based on each member's educational background and training, registration, certification and licensure, providing both alternative and traditional evidence-based approaches. Visit our Colorado Psychotherapists Directory to learn more about how CAP members meet the diverse mental health needs of our changing world.

Because we are a volunteer organization, we continually seek therapists interested in helping expand and enhance our networking and professional development offerings, which are open to the public. 

If you are not a member, please consider joining. Help us enhance public access to diverse mental health professionals.

Members, please log in to visit our 'Members Only' pages to access our:

  • DORA and Legislative Updates
  • Newsletter
  • Event Calendar
  • Member Profiles and more....

Upcoming Events


CAP membership categories include:

  • professional membership for practitioners
  • student membership
  • associate membership opportunities for associated businesses who provide goods and services to psychotherapists.

Click on Join CAP to learn more.

Please explore the site, contribute ideas to the CAP newsletter, attend a CAP Network educational or networking event, help with legislative monitoring, updating the web site....

Thanks for visiting us.

November 5, 2016  12:30 - 4:00pm
First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 So. Colo. Blvd., Englewood, CO


CAP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE with Dr. Reo Leslie and Jim Carr 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.
Dr. Reo Leslie, President, Colorado Mental Health Professionals Association and CAP Legislative Coordinator joins Jim Carr, a former Colorado State Attorney, who has handled multiple cases before DORA as well as court judges. Review efforts that could limit psychotherapists right to practice, how to deal with administrative complaints and grievances, and how to keep legislators informed of public’s right to have access to variety of professional psychotherapies. Meet informally with speakers to review issues impacting your practice.

DISCUSSION CIRCLES – 2:15 pm. to 3:00 p.m.
Small group discussions will allow psychotherapists to learn more about each other and share ideas about how best to respond the challenges of maintaining a professional psychotherapy practice in Colorado.

Administrative Circle: Jim Carr will review the ins and outs of responding to grievances filed with DORA.
Legislative Circle: Dr. Leslie will discuss the latest legislation and expectations. Explore ways to strengthen communication with legislators to protect your right to practice.
CAP Membership Circle: CAP Board members will continue discussion in small groups how CAP can better support its members as well as identify priorities for CAP to address in 2017

PROMOTING YOUR PRACTICE – 3:10 pm. to 3:40 p.m.
Vicki Ellis, Registered Psychotherapist and CAP Treasurer, will demonstrate how CAP members can advertise their practice and events on the new CAP website and Meetup. Brainstorm how to use social media to promote you, your sessions and the events you host.

CLOSING DISCUSSION 3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Carol O’Dowd, Registered Psychotherapist and CAP President, along with CAP Board Members will facilitate a review of what worked during 2016 for psychotherapists and identify any desired changes for CAP activities in 2017.

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