[translated from French]
president of the Order of Psychologists, Rose-Marie Charest has a
responsibility to protect the public, to represent the profession and
psychologists. Promotional ads for her program On the Couch have alluded to the fact that she is president of the Order of Psychologists. Because
of the credibility this title lends her, Rose-Marie Charest may be giving
the public the impression that the analyses she offers on her
program reflect what most psychologists would say. This is not the case. It can also give the impression that psychologists are first and foremost psychotherapists. This is not the case either.
Order of Psychologists bought advertising messages that are inserted in
the program In Therapy which is broadcast daily on TV5. It
Rose-Marie Charest promotes the profession of
psychology as essentially a profession of psychotherapist. There are many psychologists who do not practice in the field of
psychotherapy and who believe not only that we are licensed to
protect the public but to also provide the public with accurate
information about the profession of psychology. There are more and more psychologists who are not psychotherapists and who are not comfortable in the Order of Psychologists. Currently, Rose-Marie Charest's self-interest is fused with the interests of the Order of Psychologists. Rose-Marie Charest must choose.
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