One of the requirements for obtaining a psychotherapist’s permit for psychotherapists who are not members of a professional order is to successfully complete the OPQ’s course on professional conduct and records keeping.
The OPQ invites all psychotherapists who meet the requirements for recognition of acquired rights to take this course, as it will ensure that their permit is issued more quickly when the time comes.
Professional conduct is the set of duties and obligations (towards the public, clients, and the profession) governing the conduct of a professional such as a psychotherapist. The aim of this course is to consider the code of ethics and its implications, as well as the consequences of the choices you make. Subjects such as professional secrecy, conflict of interest, and dangerousness will be discussed. As for record-keeping, the concepts discussed will be useful in your everyday practice, since the records you keep are the tool allowing you to attest to your professional activities. Accordingly, it is essential to know what to put in your records, why, when, and how.
1) To develop or maintain the necessary competencies in professional conduct and the regulatory framework of psychotherapy, as well as requirements for record-keeping.
2) To develop professional judgment regarding issues of professional conduct in psychotherapy.
3) To learn the requirements for the content, basis, and form of the notes and other reports kept in clients’ files.
4) To understand the concrete impact of these requirements on day-to-day practice.
1) Presentation of contents through lectures
2) Workshop periods
3) Discussion and reflection with the trainer
4) Reading and written work between the two courses
5) Written examination
Dr. Judith Norton, psychologist, has taught Professional Practice and Ethics at McGill University. She is teaching the Order's English-language Ethics and Professional Conduct course since 2009.
NOTE : Les sessions en français sont données par Mme Élyse Michon, psychologue. Consultez la version française de cette page pour les détails.
The course is given over a two day period. The registration fee for this two-day course is $287.44, tax included (the meals are not included). Please note that if your permit application is rejected after being studied, the fee for the professional conduct course will not be refunded.
The Ordre des psychologues du Quebec reserves the right to cancel any session in case of insufficient participants. In this case, all registered participants will be informed and reimbursed in full.
Any cancellation by a participant will be subject to an administration fee of 15%. If a participant cancels less than two (2) weeks before the planned session, fees will not be refunded.
From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ordre des psychologues du Quebec
1100 Beaumont avenue, suite 510
Mont-Royal, Quebec, H3P 3H5
De 9 h à 16 h 30
Hôtel des Gouverneurs Place Dupuis
Montréal (Québec) H2L 3Y9
Other sessions will be announced once the sessions above are full.
The course is reserved primarely for candidates to the psychotherapist permit who aren't members of a professional order. To register, please fill out the on-line registration form.