Family physicians' approach to psychotherapy and counseling. Perceptions and practices

Can Fam Physician. 1994 Jan:40:53-8.


To determine how family physicians perceive the support they get for psychotherapy and counseling, we surveyed a random sample of Ontario College of Family Physicians members. Of 100 physicians who had family medicine residency training with psychotherapy experience, 43% indicated that such training was inadequate for their current needs. Because family physicians often provide psychotherapy and counseling, their training should reflect the needs found in practice.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Certification
  • Counseling*
  • Education, Medical, Continuing
  • Family Practice* / education
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / therapy
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychiatry / education
  • Psychotherapy* / education
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Time Factors