Psychological Treatment Program

Psychological support services are provided by a group of ALS-trained, dedicated Psychologists and Registered Clinical Counselors who volunteer their time to provide much-needed therapy and counseling to people affected by ALS.  For people without extended health benefits, this service can be provided, Pro Bono.

Since the inception of the program in 2011, 261 families have benefited from this support. Over the years, an increasing number of families are served all throughout BC. 38 families availed of the program in 2021, 35 families in 2020, and 35 in 2019.

Thank you to the Province of British Columbia for supporting our Psychological Treatment Program.

Demographics

Our goal is to support all patient members who request counseling to improve their quality of life while dealing with ALS. In 2021, 26 psychologists and registered clinical counselors provided support to our patient members.

Ten psychological treatment providers smile at the camera, including a therapy dog

Dr Elizabeth Bannerman speaks on the psychological effects of ALS