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PsyMontréal is a psychology services company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with psychologists based in five area clinics in Outremont, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Plateau Mont-Royal, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Downtown Montreal, who offer psychotherapy, coaching, and training services.

The psychotherapy, as well as life coaching and business coaching services are offered by psychologists who are members of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec, using empirically based methods such as cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing.

Notable contributions[edit]

PsyMontréal’s contribution to Quebec’s health care sector consists of being the first to provide trainings to the health care professionals of the Quebec government’s "Direction de santé publique" in Motivational Interviewing for the specific purposes of motivating positive health related lifestyle changes. Three Quebec government evaluation reports detail the state of major shifts in the way health care is being delivered in Quebec, with a shift away from intervention (i.e. waiting for somebody to get sick before entry to health care services), to the prevention of illnesses (motivating the population of Quebec to modify their lifestyles by eating better, exercising more, and stopping to smoke). The reports explain the government's prevention strategy and the key use of Motivational Interviewing (supported by the training and consulting services of PsyMontreal) over the last 6 years, based on scientifically based best practices. [1][2][3]

In addition to providing the trainings, PsyMontréal itself has notably contributed to the knowledge base of Quebec health care professionals in the use of Motivational interviewing, as the trainers of PsyMontreal has had many articles (all related to the use of Motivational Interviewing to promote healthy lifestyle changes) published in various scientific and professional journals, including the official journals of Quebec's professional Orders of Psychologists,[4] of Respiratory Specialists,[5] of Nurses,[6] and the official journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society.[7]

PsyMontréal trainings were the subject of a RDI Santé television news program (the medical and health program of the Réseau de l'information news channel.[8]

Members of PsyMontréal have also been interviewed about Motivational Interviewing trainings.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Le système de prévention clinique de la Direction de santé publique" (PDF). Le système de prévention clinique de la Direction de santé publique. Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  2. ^ "L'amélioration des pratiques cliniques préventives à l'égard des habitudes de vie" (PDF). L’amélioration des pratiques cliniques préventives à l’égard des habitudes de vie. Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Évaluation préliminaire des centres d'abandon du tabagisme" (PDF). Évaluation préliminaire des centres d’abandon du tabagisme. INSTITUT NATIONAL DE SANTÉ PUBLIQUE DU QUÉBEC. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  4. ^ Assaad, J.-M.; Kayser, J.W.; Zozula, L.J.; Gélineau, M.-C. (2010). "L'entrevue motivationnelle: Lorsque nos clients ne suivent pas nos consignes de traitement" (PDF). Psychologie Québec. 27: 28–31. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  5. ^ Kayser, J.W.; Assaad, J.-M. (2006). "L'Entrevue de Motivation: Que faire quand les conseils ne suffisent plus?" (PDF). Inhalo: Revue de l'ordre professionnel des inhalothérapeutes du Quebec. 23 (4): 40–41. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  6. ^ Kayser, J.W.; Assaad, J.-M.; Zozula, L.J.; Roll, C.; Caoussias, J.; Rowen, J.P.; Oommen, A. (2008). "Soins de première ligne : Le changement par l'écoute" (PDF). Perspective infirmière. 5: 23–25. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  7. ^ McIvor A, Kayser J, Assaad J-M, Brosky G, Demarest P, Desmarais P, Hampson C, Khara M, Pathammavong R, Weinberg R (2009). "Best practices for smoking cessation interventions in primary care" (PDF). Canadian Respiratory Journal. 16 (4): 129–134. PMC 2734439. PMID 19707607. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  8. ^ Perreault, Danielle (8 February 2012). "Changer ses mauvaises habitudes avec la Dre Danielle Perreault". RDI (Réseau de l'information) / Radio-Canada. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  9. ^ Forget, Dominique (2006). "Interview - L'entrevue motivationnelle ou l'art d'aider son client a prendre le virage du changement" (PDF). Perspective infirmiere : revue officielle de l'Ordre des infirmieres et infirmiers du Quebec. 4 (1): 36–7. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  10. ^ Sarrasin, Nicolas (October 2009). "L'entretien motivationnel : pour aider les autres à changer". Magazine Mieux-Être. 32. Retrieved 4 March 2012.

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