To achieve this, psychoeducators assess needs and establish plans and strategies, in addition to organizing and facilitating activities. They are committed to creating a climate of trust and to considering the strengths, limitations and vulnerability of people in order to provide assistance that promotes both social integration and learning new skills and behaviours.
To be a practicing psychoeducator and to use the reserved title, you must be a member of the Ordre des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec.
$25.25 – $45.22
Family, marriage and other related counsellors (4153)
Behavioural consultant; Counselling program supervisor; Counsellor for persons who are intellectually impaired; Crisis counsellor; Disability consultant; Eating disorder therapist; Mental health counsellor; Play therapist; Preretirement counsellor; Psychoeducational consultant; Psychoeducator; Rehabilitation counsellor; Special needs counsellor;
To be a psychoeducator, you must hold a master’s degree in psychoeducation, which in turn requires an undergraduate diploma in psychoeducation or a related discipline.
The employment outlook is good to fair in most provinces. More information is available here
Progression to professional occupations in social services, such as family and marriage counselors, social workers, and probation and parole officers, is possible with additional training and experience. Being a specialist consultant for psychoeducation and psychological associates in school boards are possible opportunities.
2-3 years of relevant experience are usually required
A master's program in psychoeducation is offered in 6 universities:
- Université Laval; (in French only)
- Université de Montréal; (in French only)
- Université de Sherbrooke; (in French only)
- Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR); (in French only)
- Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO); (in French only)
- Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT). (in French only)
(UQAT offers a masters with a dissertation and internship, a dissertation only or an internship only)
Must be a good communicator and listener,
Must be able to adapt to all environments and clienteles
Must be imaginative and creative
Must be organized
Must have excellent initiative and be able to work autonomously
Must know how to observe and analyze situations and people
Must love contact with the public
Integrated health and social services centers offering protection services and rehabilitation for youths in trouble of adaptation and their families
Local community services centers (CLSCs)
Having a background in psychology, health sciences, a master’s degree on psychoeducation is needed.