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Value and efficacy: Expanding access to counselling, psychotherapies and psychological services

Description: One in five people living in Canada will experience a mental health problem or illness each year. Yet there is no universal insurance coverage for counselling, psychotherapies, and psychological services in Canada. Increasing access to evidence-based counselling, psychotherapies and psychological services would address unmet mental health needs in Canada, and makes good economic sense. Join the MHCC for a 4-part webinar series, running from September to December 2017, exploring policy considerations for expanding access.

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Helen-Maria Vasiliadis, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke
  • Dr. Giorgio Tasca, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa
  • Moderated by Dr. Karen Cohen, CEO, Canadian Psychological Association

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