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 Psychotherapeutic and psychosocial rehabilitation

A victim or rescuer may be entitled to the reimbursement of expenses incurred for psychotherapeutic and psychosocial rehabilitation services.

These services are intended to help the person resume their life.

To learn more about these services, you can watch the video clip produced by the Ministère de la Justice “Psychotherapeutic and psychosocial rehabilitation (French only)”.

Psychotherapeutic or psychosocial rehabilitation services

The aim of psychotherapy or psychosocial follow-up sessions is to alleviate or eliminate the psychological difficulties encountered by a victim or rescuer. The number of sessions varies depending on the category of the victim.

IVAC may request a follow-up report on the sessions.

Requirements for the health professional

Psychotherapy follow-up aims to promote the victim’s or rescuer’s recovery by treating their psychological symptoms and helping them to overcome the difficulties encountered as a result of the criminal offence or voluntary assistance. The assistance can take different forms depending on the situation and the support needs (e.g., neuropsychology, individual, couple, family or group psychotherapy).

The health professional must:

  • be a psychologist or hold a valid psychotherapist’s permit issued by the Ordre des psychologues du Québec
  • be qualified to practice psychotherapy

Psychosocial follow-up aims to provide the victim or rescuer with tools to help them work on the difficulties encountered on a personal, family, social and environmental level as a result of the criminal offence or voluntary assistance (e.g., return to a routine, resume a healthy lifestyle, improve stress management, etc.).

The health professional must:

  • be qualified to provide psychosocial intervention services (e.g., social worker, specialized educator, psychoeducator, guidance counsellor, sexologist, psychologist, etc.)

Category of the victim

The category of the victim determines the number of sessions they may be entitled to.


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