Standards and Guidelines

What is the Standard of Care in the Practice of Primary Care Medical Psychotherapy?

Date: Wednesday, February 28th  2018


Speaker: Dr. Michael Paré, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.D.General Practice Physician with a focused practice of psychotherapy

Chair of OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health


Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900, Toronto, ON

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

Please RSVP by phone to: 416-229-2399, ext 125 (Ada or Anna) or e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com


Learning Objectives:

The purpose of this talk is to help Primary Care Physicians and/or Physicians providing medical psychotherpy in Canada become better acquainted with expectations concerning the standards of psycotherpay in the practice of our focused area of medicine. This session covers a few centrally important and yet rarely discussed essential elements of successful ethical psychotherapy: such as confidentally [and its limits], obtaining

  1. The participant will have increased knowledge of the Standards and the Guidelines for Psychotherapy and issues of confidentially, Record Keeping, Informed Consent, Boundaries, and Diagnosis suicide assessment, etc.
  2. What are the common countertransference reactions (positive and negative) to patients.
  3. Learn the several components of a suicide risk assessment.