Where to find us
4333 Cote-Sainte-Catherine Rd., The Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry (ICFP)
The JGH Couple and Family Therapy Training Program has a 40-year history. As the first program of its kind in Canada, it has an expertise in family therapy for a wide range of human-service professions.
Most of the faculty at the Couple and Family Therapy Program have university appointments in psychiatry, social work and psychology and are established family therapy supervisors who have long trained the larger Quebec community.
The three-year program offers mental health and health professionals (among them social workers, psychologists, nurses, counselors and physicians) practical and theoretical training in family and couple therapy. The program is available in two tracks. The Track I Post-Graduate Certificate Program is accredited, and graduates are eligible to obtain their permit as a "couple and family therapist" through the Professional Order of Social Workers of Quebec (OPTSQ). The Track II Continuing Education Program is designed for professional development and does not lead to professional certification.
The program is connected to the Couple and Family Service, a treatment facility for couples and families in distress that serves as a training site for students in the program. The training site at the ICFP provides audio-visual support through the availability of one-way mirror facilities, a newly renovated studio enabling clinicians-in-training to record their ongoing clinical sessions and an expert audio-visual consultant. Students of the program are introduced to the latest training, research and practice material in the field.
Track I Post-Graduate Certificate Program leads to professional certification. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
Track II Continuing Education Program is designed for professional development but does not lead to professional certification.
Dr. Sharon Bond