Funding Expanded Access to Psychological Interventions
Description: Expanding access to publicly funded psychological interventions can improve mental health outcomes, quality of life, and offset costs in other areas. To do this, we must consider potential funding approaches in the Canadian context. Join Dr. Howard Chodos as he explores funding approaches to expand access to psychological interventions: insurance funding (IF) and grant funding (GF). This webinar will explore what it would take to meet unmet needs, and explore policy considerations in the Canadian context.
Howard Chodos, Ph.D.,
Independent researcher and former Director, Mental Health Strategy, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Moderated by Steve Lurie,
Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto branch
Webinar #01 - Value and efficacy: Expanding access to counselling, psychotherapies and psychological services (September 27, 2017)
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.
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