(2) has university-level theoretical training in psychotherapy of 765 hours apportioned as follows:
i. 270 hours on 4 theoretical models of intervention, namely, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, systemic, and communication theories and humanist theories; of the 270 hours, 45 hours must be devoted to 3 of those models and 135 hours to the fourth of those models;
ii. 90 hours on the common factors, including the psychotherapist’s attitudes, the context and the client’s expectations, relational quality, communication skills and the placebo effect;
iii. 90 hours on the essential tools, including scientific methods such as quantitative research and statistics as well as qualitative research including epistemological models such as hermeneutics and phenomenology;
iv. 180 hours on the classification of mental disorders, psychopathology and problems related to human development including understanding using various models of intervention, recognized classifications such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and their subsequent modifications, life cycles and major problems that are related to them;
v. 45 hours on the link between biology and psychotherapy, including somatopsychic and psychosomatic relationships, the relevance and limits of psychotherapy, a general knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, as well as psychotropic drugs;
vi. 45 hours on the legal and organizational aspects of the practice of psychotherapy including the laws and the organizational resources;
vii. 45 hours on ethics and deontology including the psychotherapist’s duties and requirements toward the client, the public and the practice of psychotherapy.
That training must have been received in the course of a program of study leading to a diploma giving rise to the permit of one of the professional orders referred to in the first paragraph of section 187.1 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26) or in the course of training in psychotherapy received in a university-level educational establishment, a private establishment or from a trainer who
i. is a member of a professional order whose members may practise psychotherapy or holds a psychotherapist’s permit;
ii. holds a master’s degree or a higher university degree in the field of mental health and human relations or a doctorate of medicine; and
iii. has 5 years of clinical experience in at least 1 of the 4 theoretical models of intervention;
(3) has successfully completed a supervised training period related to at least 1 of the 4 theoretical models of intervention referred to in subparagraph i of the first paragraph of paragraph 2 involving a minimum of
i. 300 hours of direct treatment with at least 10 clients, each client having received a direct treatment of at least 10 hours;
ii. 100 hours of individual supervision; and
iii. 200 hours devoted to other activities related to the practice of psychotherapy, such as group supervision, the transcription and writing of notes in records, general case management and directed readings.
The training is supervised by a person who
i. is a physician or psychologist or holds a psychotherapist’s permit;
ii. holds a master’s degree or a higher university degree in the field of mental health and human relations or a doctorate of medicine;
iii. has 5 years of clinical experience in at least 1 of the 4 theoretical models of intervention; and
iv. has training in supervision.