I would like to thank our witnesses for appearing before us today.
I want to talk about really practical considerations. As you no doubt know, the Department of Veterans Affairs enters into service contracts with psychologists in Quebec.
With respect to services in remote regions, would the Ordre agree to give the Department of Veterans Affairs a say in choosing the best psychologist in a particular region with some experience in the treatment of PTSD?
I would recommend that the Ordre des psychologues du Québec pay a visit to the Sainte-Anne Hospital in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. It does some very good research. Both Mr. Guay, Ms. Brillon and people from McGill work there. Efforts are being made to get more psychologists specialized in the treatment of PTSD, not only for the military, but for people who are rape victims, and so on. This type of stress can be caused by various situations.
I think the Ordre should be more proactive in the media and on television to get the message out. We need experienced psychologists to treat young soldiers and civilians suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.