New professionals series

- Coming soon! In June 2017, Medipsy will be offering a 45 hour online course on the legal and organizational aspects of psychotherapy practice. 

- Begining June 2017, thanks to a partnership with Medipsy Ontario, Medipsy will also be offering other online courses on the following topics: 

  • The business of psychotherapy: how to handle money; the expenses involved in establishing a practice; taxes; the advantages and disadvantages of incorporation; regulations surrounding the incorporation of a practice; building a network; marketing yourself; third party payers; setting up an office; scheduling appointments; note-taking and handling of patient files.
  • Best practices and guidelines: what guidelines exist for the different disorders; who develops guidelines; assessing the value of guidelines; your obligations as a professional to be knowledgeable about guidelines.
  • The public health system: who’s who?; what’s what?; how does it work?; primary, secondary, and tertiary care; dealing and collaborating with the public health system; community resources; specialized clinics and services; governmental policies and strategic plans; collaborative and shared care.
  • Professional competence: what is competence?; what is enough competence?; how to document competence; competence and training
  • Psychotherapy and technology: use of Facebook, Skype and other Web 2.0 technologies; long distance interventions; telepsychotherapy; cyberpsychology; use of email and other online communications.
  • Self-care and intra- and inter-personal issues in therapy: how and when the therapist should seek psychological services; how to avoid the pitfalls of practice; professional and personal boundaries; disability insurance; when to refer to another therapist; managing transference and counter-transference.
  • The professional system in Quebec: what is an Order?; what does and can an Order do and what does it not or can it not do?; how to defend yourself; your rights and obligations when a complaint is filed against you;  the complaint process; issues about insurance; associations.