Clinique Altermed offers safe psychological and psychotherapy services by fully accredited professionals
At Clinique Altermed, each psychologist holds at least one official graduate diploma in addition to related compulsory training that must be completed concurrently with his or her practice.
Since September 2009, “An Act to amend the Professional Code and other legislative provisions in the field of mental health and human relations” has defined the practice of psychotherapy in Quebec.”
The bill stipulates that:
“Psychotherapy is psychological treatment for a mental disorder, behavioural disturbance or other problem resulting in psychological suffering or distress, and has as its purpose to foster significant changes in the client’s cognitive, emotional or behavioural functioning, his interpersonal relations, his personality or his health. Such treatment goes beyond help aimed at dealing with everyday difficulties and beyond a support or counselling role.”
Every physician, psychologist or holder of a psychotherapist’s permit shall practise psychotherapy in accordance with the laws and regulations governing the physician, psychologist or permit holder, and with the following rules:
- establish a structured process of interaction with the client;
- do a thorough initial evaluation;
- apply therapeutic procedures based on communication; and
- use scientifically recognized theoretical models and proven intervention methods that respect human dignity.”*
Individuals have the right to demand quality service from an accredited professional before beginning psychotherapy.
*An Act to amend the Professional Code and other legislative provisions in the field of mental health and human relations (Bill 21), Quebec Official Publisher, page 9, http://www2.publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca/dynamicSearch/telecharge.php?type=5&file=2009C28A.PDF
Psychologist at the Plateau Mont-Royal clinic
- Alejandra Drannikow (With us since 2011)
Psychotherapist at the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce clinic
- Sylviane Joubert (with us since 2015)
Approaches to Psychotherapy
Alejandra Drannikow – Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic
Our psychologists are all members of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ).
The code of ethics and professional conduct of the OPQ is respected in every way in order to protect the confidentiality of patients.
All receipts issued mention the name of the therapist’s order.
Training, Certification and Skills
Our psychologists have completed graduate degrees in psychology and adhere to the code of ethics and professional conduct of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ).
In addition, they maintain their level of knowledge