The Future of Canadian Psychotherapy #91

Title: The Future of Canadian Psychotherapy

Description: The modern landscape of psychotherapy is rapidly changing, making the specifics of its future implementation uncertain. Indeed, popular clinical therapeutic modalities and intervention techniques have seen stark shifts within the past decade. Given psychotherapy’s far-reaching positive impacts on mental health, the details of how it will be conducted in the future are of dire importance. The current study will offer a seminal prediction of what the field of psychotherapy may look like in Canada throughout the next decade by amassing clinician perspectives through a national survey. Clinicians will offer their perspectives on multiple issues, including anticipated shifts to therapeutic modalities (such as mindfulness-based approaches), interventions (such as online therapy), and formats (such as couples therapy). Additionally, anticipated changes to both who will be predominantly delivering (doctoral level vs. master’s level clinicians) and receiving (children vs. adults) psychotherapy will be investigated. Finally, various forecasted scenarios will also be assessed for likelihood (such as whether the presence of clinicians within the hospital system will increase).

Specifics: Study Population:
Any licensed psychotherapist or psychologist current practicing psychotherapy in Canada is eligible to participate (to be sourced through provincial and federal regulatory organizations).

Participant Obligation:
Participants will be asked to complete an online survey which will take approximately 15-20 minutes. Participants are under no obligation to participate in this survey and can quit at anytime. No identifying data will be collected.
English and French links to the survey in question are provided below:

Location: online -- Montreal, Quebec

Project lead: Sebastian Kay, Supervisor: Dr. Martin Drapeau

Study Dates: March 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023

Study Website: