What is it?
Psycho-educational services assist people who are struggling with behavioural adjustment problems in various aspects of their lives. Psycho-educators are concerned with treating these problems, supporting the individual’s rehabilitation, and designing prevention programs.
Who is it for?
Psycho-educators work with people of all ages, including people with mental health problems.
Where is it offered?
Psycho-educators mainly work in your community’s Multi-Service Day Centre (MSDC). They are also available to do home, school, and daycare visits, and offer their services through partnering organizations such as the Cree School Board.
What is it like?
Psycho-educators offer a variety of services including:
- Developmental and behavioural assessment
- Screening and prevention of adjustment problems
- Crisis intervention
- Support for child-care centers and schools
- Support for seniors
Besides doing clinical assessments and developing treatment plans, psycho-educators design and run programs tailored to meet your needs for rehabilitation and prevention.
Psycho-educational services are offered for individuals as well as for couples, families and groups.
The usual steps involve
- Welcoming you and getting to know you
- Gathering information on the situation
- Targeting goals
- Agreeing on an intervention plan
- Implementing the intervention plan
- Evaluating the intervention outcomes and recommendations
How long does it last?
Depending on what you need, the length of an appointment can vary, but most appointments are around one hour long. The number of appointments will also vary according to what you need.
How can I get this service?
You can be referred to a psycho-educator by health care professionals, or by other organizations, including schools or daycares. In addition, you can call your community’s psychoeducator directly to get this service.
Where can I learn more?
You can get more information about psycho-educational services in general from l’Ordre des Psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec (OPPQ) www.Ordrepsed.qc.ca