My answer goes back to what we said earlier. There is basic training and ongoing training. However, I am under the impression that the clinics in Quebec, especially the one in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, are well staffed in terms of professionals. They already have an acceptable number of psychologists. The Department of Veterans Affairs adequately subsidizes this provision of services. According to what I have been told, as demand increases in Quebec, services are made available and staff is hired. These services are not only available to the client, but also to his or her family and relatives.
You referred to firemen and policemen. These services are tailored to their needs, that is, people who have suffered trauma, regardless of the environment. In this respect, Quebec is very well equipped: 1,900 psychologists provide services related to post-traumatic stress. Of course, there are different kinds of post-traumatic stress, as undergone by members of the military and police officers, respectively. For victims of car accidents or street assault, the CSST, the SAAQ and VCI, as third-party payers, pay the psychologists who provide services to this clientele. The array of services available is quite broad.
We're talking about military culture. As I said earlier, it would perhaps be a good idea to establish dialogue and provide more information about this clientele. I think that the department has been doing so for the past 20 years, but there is still work to be done. In my opinion, psychologists in Quebec are prepared to do more. The role of the Ordre des psychologues, however, is nonetheless limited. Under our mandate, we can grant licences, oversee the practise of the profession and the skills of our members and take disciplinary measures. But we should not be expected to overstep the boundaries of our mandate.
I think that we are a major player in the field of psychology in Quebec. We can convey messages and facilitate the process of raising awareness about this clientele. In that regard, if we can help you out, we will be happy to do so.