Improving access to psychotherapy services in Québec and in Canada: thoughts and experiences of Francophone countries

Montréal, Québec, October 29, 2014. 

Organised by Helen-Maria Vasiliadis, Alain Lesage, Martin Drapeau and Anne Dezetter

Psychologists, family physicians, psychiatrists and lay people from Québec, other provinces in Canada, France, Belgium, and Switzerland shared their recent findings on different questions relating to psychotherapy services.

Among the subjects that were discussed were: the study being carried out by INESSS in Québec on access to psychotherapy services, the cost-benefits of increased access, introducing psychotherapy services in family medicine clinics, psychologists' views on implementing more psychotherapy services and on how such services could be organized. A panel of CAP members and representatives from other provinces in Canada, France and Switzerland discussed ways in which governments could make psychotherapy services more accessible to the population.