The Medical Clinic
for Person-Centred Psychotherapy
Over the next few years, there will likely be increased
requirements for education and training in the important area of
GP-Psychotherapy medical practice. This will be secondary to
considerable pressure from the College of Physicians and
Surgeons and from the Ministry of Health for increasing the
educational requirements for Physicians practicing GP-Psychotherapy.
Many of us are keen to increase our knowledge
and skills in this area and strongly feel that educational intitiatives
in this area must be practical, practice-focused, relevant and of reasonable cost.
In addition, education and training in medical psychotherapy should be made
available to all practicing Family Physicians and GP-Psychotherapists
[who are also called Primary Care Medical Psychotherapists (PCMPs)].
In order to enhance the awareness of existing educational programs and to help
in the development of future educational initiatives in this area, we have formed
an "Educational Interest Group" called the:"Primary Care Medical Psychotherapy
Education Interest Group."
The need for such a group was highlighted to us recently when several physicians
from across Canada called our clinic for more information on CME in Medical
Psychotherapy. Therefore, in response to this growing interest, we have formed this
group which will help develop, and promote relevant upcoming educational events.