The Order of Psychologists of Quebec is responsible for the licensure of psychotherapists, and its mandate is to protect the public.
The Order of Psychologists of Quebec is not meeting this mandate. Its online referral service favours members of its own order who are often less trained in the psychological treatments sought by the public than other psychotherapists who are specialized in those psychological treatments.
We are opposed to this.
The Order of Psychologists of Quebec is misleading consumers when it fails to refer them to all of the qualified providers of the psychotherapeutic services they seek and refers them to the less qualified. This is contrary to public interest.
Mme. Rose-Marie Charest, Order of Psychologists of Quebec
Commissaire aux plaintes, Office des professions du Québec
Dear Mme. Charest,
When I consult the Order of Psychologists of Quebec for a referral, I want access to the full range of licensed psychotherapists qualified to provide the psychological treatments that I seek.
I am signing this petition so that you will take action in the public interest by facilitating better access to all professionals licensed by the Order of Psychologists of Quebec who are authorized by law to provide psychological treatment.
Specifically, I am asking that:
1) The Order of Psychologists of Quebec cease interfering with the public’s freedom to choose its providers of psychological treatments,
2) The Order of Psychologists of Quebec refer the public to all psychotherapists qualified to provide the type of treatment sought,
3) The Order of Psychologists of Quebec's online referral service cease filtering search results using criteria to exclude specialized permit holders in the field searched under, and
4) The Order of Psychologists of Quebec provide me and the public at large with complete and relevant information on all meetings, discussions, negotiations and agreements with government organizations, insurance carriers or third parties, that determine how and in what matter psychotherapeutic services are to be provided to the public.