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Q: I’m not a GP. Why should I join your organization?

posted on May 25, 2017

A: Our organization has always welcomed any physicians who perform psychotherapy. When the GPPA was first started in 1984, the majority of members were general practitioners who had a special interest in psychotherapy (hence the original name). But physician demographics are changing. As you know, since the early 1990’s, Canadian medical graduates have had to go directly into residency programs in either Family Medicine or a Medical Specialty. There are no new General Practitioners. Our new name reflects these changes, as well as our national focus.