ColumnsPsychotherapy in Psychiatry: Fighting Alternative FactsPlakun, Eric M. MD; VILLELA, RENATA M. MD, FRCPC Author Information VILLELA: Private practice, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, President, Ontario District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association, and President-Elect & Psychotherapy Initiative Lead, Ontario Psychiatric Association, Toronto, ON PLAKUN: Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer, Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA, and Founder, American Psychiatric Association Psychotherapy Caucus, Washington, DC The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Please send correspondence to: Renata M. Villela, MD, FRCPC, 412-300 John Street, Thornhill, ON, Canada L3T 5W4 (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal of Psychiatric Practice: November 2019 - Volume 25 - Issue 6 - p 466-469 doi: 10.1097/PRA.0000000000000422 Buy Metrics Abstract In the Canadian province of Ontario, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing to impose arbitrary limits on access to psychotherapy provided by physicians. This column presents and debunks 3 myths associated with this ill-conceived proposal: (1) that long-term psychotherapy costs the health care system too much money, making it necessary for the government to curb this spending; (2) that long-term psychotherapy is a non–evidence-based treatment being needlessly spent on the worried well; and (3) that we need to focus on quick treatments, not long ones. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.