Order Of Psychologists Of Quebec: How To Find A Psychologist Or Psychotherapist Using The Directory Of Professionals
The Order of Psychologist of Quebec (OPQ) located in Montreal was created to protect the public. If you are searching to find a Psychologist or Psychotherapist in Montreal, or anywhere in Quebec for that matter, you will want to verify the Directory of Professionals to ensure that the person is registered to practice psychotherapy. Bill 21 was an Act that amended the Professional Code in the field of mental health to ensure that only competent healthcare professionals could perform certain ‘acts’. The act of Psychotherapy is now regulated and only Psychologists and various other professionals, now called Psychotherapists, can practice psychotherapy with a permit. The Order of Psychologists of Quebec, along with the College of Physicians, are both responsible for controlling the act of psychotherapy.
Once you use the Directory of Professionals to find a Psychologist or Psychotherapist, make sure that the letter ’P’ within a blue square shows up beside their name, as this indicates that the professional can practice psychotherapy. If you are using the Directory of Professionals for the first time to find a Psychologist or Psychotherapist, you will likely be overwhelmed by the large number of search results. In fact, there are probably over 1000s of licensed Psychologist and Psychotherapists in Montreal and over 7000 such professionals in Quebec. If you want some help screening some of your search results, there are a number of Guides you can use to help you with this overwhelming task.
If you are looking for some general information on Finding a Montreal Psychologist or Psychotherapist in the region of Montreal, you can consult the following Guide: How To Find A Psychologist In Montreal: Top 10 Factors To Consider For Success.
If you are looking specifically for a Psychologist or Psychotherapist specialized in the treatment of anxiety, the following factors will help: Top Factors To Find A Montreal Psychologist That Treats Anxiety [Tips].
Lastly, the following Guide: Top Factors To Find A Psychologist In Montreal Specialized in Depression Treatment [Tips] will help you find a Psychologist or Psychotherapist who is specialized in the treatment of depression.
Please note that these Guides will be equally of help to you whether you are searching for a Psychologist or Psychotherapist in Montreal, Westmount, Laval, the West Island (i.e. Pointe-Claire, Beaconsfield, DDO) or the South Shore (i.e. Brossard, Longueuil, Boucherville). In addition, it may be helpful to consult all three of these Guides. Although there is some overlap in information between them, you may find some factors in another Guide important to you.
In summary, using the Directory of Professionals from the Order of Psychologists of Quebec is a good first step in finding a Psychologist or Psychotherapist.
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