Accompanying professions

hELPING RELATIONSHIP AND SHORT TERM THERAPY


For more than 10 years, RITMA has developed significant expertise in short term therapy and helping relationships. It was a precursor in this field following the new realities resulting from the implementation of Bill 21 on psychotherapy in 2012. In this perspective, a process of knowledge of these issues was set up and is still part of our criteria today.

Surrounded by experienced collaborators, RITMA represents a large number of practitioners and therapists from private schools, colleges* and universities*.

Different approaches are used in these support sessions.

Through their brief and pragmatic interventions in the; here and now, practitioners in helping relationships and other support professions, provide preventive support in mental health and promote the improvement of overall well-being.

RITMA advocates the harmonious coexistence of mental health, support and assistance services, while respecting the clearly defined roles of each.

In an ecosystem where no one replaces anyone, everyone has a specific role to play in maintaining a balanced life.

Many of the interveners have university or college training in related fields and have chosen to migrate to private practice* 

All RITMA Group members who work in the field of accompanying have a minimum of 1000 hours of training, and most of the time, much more in their fields of expertise. Degrees are rigorously validated.

*Please note that RITMA members do not use their titles related to a professional order and do not engage in any activities reserved for professional orders related to them.

Important note: Our members are not psychotherapists or psychologists and have the duty to refer when the client situation is outside their field of expertise.


ETHICS - at the heart of our values - Derived from the Greek word "ethos" which means "way of life". This concept leads us to reflect rationally on our values, the conditions of others, our professional responsibilities as well as on the finality of our actions. 


Health is a state of complete mental, physical and social well-being and does not consist solely of the absence of disease...


Agreement between RITMA and the Ordre des psychologues du Québec

Read the full agreement ICI

Interventions that are not psychotherapy

Some interventions are related to, but do not constitute, psychotherapy. The Regulation respecting the psychotherapist’s permit lists some of these interventions and provides the following definitions.

Read the full document HERE

Mental Health

Definition of mental health...CLICK HERE