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(Refers to article “Les psychologues en ont plein les bras” by Daphné Cameron published in La Presse October 26, 2012.) Rose-Marie Charest, president of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec, believes the State should refund psychotherapy costs for Quebec residents in distress forced to consult in private practice because the public sector is full. According to a survey published Thursday by the Ordre des psychologues, overly high costs and long wait times discourage most Quebecers from consulting psychologists.
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On the occasion of its 2012 conference and 50th anniversary, the Ordre des psychologues du Québec has published the results of a survey on Quebecers’ use of psychological services. It is revealed that 43% of the population has consulted a psychologist; individuals under 35 are more informed and more likely to consult a psychologist than the rest of the population; and taking antidepressants without psychological support is not a treatment option most Quebecers would consider if given the choice.
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