Dr. Tin Ngo Minh, MD, Psychiatrist, FRCPC 

General psychiatrist and member of the specialized care and follow-up program FEP (First Episodes of Psychosis)
Founder of Clinique L’ÉQUI-libre at Inter-Section Recovery Centre in Gatineau: https://www.lequi-libre.ca/
Director of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the Association des médecins psychiatres du Québec (AMPQ): https://ampq.org/dpc/
Personal website for continuing medical education in psychiatry: https://www.psychiatrieenligne.ca/
Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa
Researcher associated with the mental health axis of the CISSSO Research Centre: https://www.psychiatrieenligne.ca/recherche (not up to date)
Founder of REPIT-Psychose: Research and Teaching on Innovative Practices in the Treatment of Psychosis: http://www.repitpsychose.org or http://drminh.rdc.uottawa.ca/ (formerly: https://mcgill.ca/repitpsychose)
Speaker and trainer: https://www.psychiatrieenligne.ca/formation
Recently active in these committees: FMSQ MEDUSE Governance Committee, National MAID Curriculum Steering Committee. Chair of the CPD, Awards and CRAM-PQ committees at AMPQ.

Interests and fields of expertise

Severe psychiatric disorders:

  • Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders (schizoaffective disorder, bipolar affective disorder)
  • First episodes of psychosis (FEP)
  • Concurrent disorders – primary psychiatric disorder combined with substance use disorder

Clinical, research and/or teaching experience:

  • Psychiatrist in Intensive Milieu Monitoring (IMM) at CISSSO: 2011-2017
  • Development of the FEP team in the Outaouais since 2016.
  • Psychiatrist at the CISSSO FEP clinic: 2016-2020
  • Psychiatrist at the FEP program at the Inter-Section: 2020-.
  • Founder of REPIT-Psychosis: Research and Teaching on Innovative Practices in the Treatment of Psychosis
  • Chief of Psychiatric Extended Care – CISSSO: 2014-2016 and Head of Community Support and Rehabilitation: 2016-2020

      Trainings given to peers:

  • Presentation on psychoeducational tools and the new paradigm of early mental health care to over 20 FEP teams in Quebec
  • Courses on psychotic disorders and psychopharmacology of psychotic disorders to medical students at the University of Ottawa and McGill since 2012
  • Oral antipsychotics
  • Injectable or “long-acting” antipsychotics (LAAP)
  • Clozaril (clozapine)
  • Holistic treatment modalities, longitudinal care, integrative team approach, early approach, family engagement, individualized psychoeducation, shared decision-making
  • Complementary treatment modalities: existential psychotherapy, CBT, supportive therapy, arts-based approach (https://www.foliart.org/)

      Presentations at major mental health conferences, especially those        dealing with psychosis:

  • Gatineau Mental Health Conference (local)
  • AMPQ: Association des Médecins Psychiatres du Québec (provincial)
  • JASM: Journées annuelles de santé mentale (provincial)
  • AQRP: Association québécoise pour la réadaptation psychosociale (provincial)
  • AQIISM: Association québécoise des infirmières et infirmiers en santé mentale (provincial)
  • AQPPEP: Association québécoise des programmes pour premières épisodes psychotiques (provincial)
  • CPA: Canadian Psychiatric Association (national)
  • CMHA: Canadian Mental Health Association (national)
  • JIPEJAAD: Journées internationales de pathologies émergentes du jeune adulte et de l’adolescent (international)
  • IEPA: International Early Psychosis Association and IEPA-f: the francophone branch of International Early Psychosis Association (international)
  • INTERVOICE: The International Hearing Voices Network (international)

Common psychiatric disorders:

  • Mood disorders: major depression, adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety disorders (social anxiety – performance anxiety; generalized anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic disorder)
  • Substance-related and addictive disorders
  • Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Personality disorders/traits

Clinical, research and/or teaching experience:

  • Psychiatrist at the Pierre-Janet OHSU psychiatric outpatient clinic: 2011-2020
  • Psychiatrist at the adult mental health unit of CISSSO-Hull Hospital: 2012-2017
  • Consultant Psychiatrist at the CISSSO Emergency Department: 2011-2020
  • Responding psychiatrist (MSRP) at the GMF du Faubourg (Hull): 2013-2018
  • General Psychiatrist: Clinique L’ÉQUi-libre: 2020

Training given to peers:

  • Cameleo CPD training
  • CISSSO Research Day
  • Montebello Scientific Days
  • CISSSO Addiction Day – Cannabis presentation
    Web file: https://www.psychiatrieenligne.ca/formation/dossiers/cannabis
  • Special radio show on the topic of cannabis legalization 2018: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/sur-le-vif/episodes/402168/audio-fil-du-mercredi-7-mars-2018

Forensic Psychiatry:

Forensic psychiatry: treatment order, criminal responsibility assessment, fitness to appear assessment

Clinical, research and/or teaching experiences:

  • Psychiatrist at the Pierre-Janet CISSSO Psycholegal Residency: 2019-2020
  • Forensic assessments: criminal responsibility assessments, fitness to stand trial assessments of patients at CISSSO Pierre-Janet. Assessments for treatment orders, TAQ follow-up, etc.



  • Maintenance of my certification and competency as a psychotherapist (CMQ).
  • Special interest in telemedicine and teletherapy: http://visio.lequi-libre.ca
  • Founder of REPIT-Psychosis: Research and Teaching on Innovative Practices in the Treatment of Psychosis, which focuses on psychoeducation as the primary means of initial intervention
  • Eclectic psychotherapeutic approach combined in a pragmatic way
  • Supportive therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy – brief and long term
  • CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy)
  • IPT (Interpersonal therapy)
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Full consciousness – Mindfulness
  • Existential psychotherapy, humanistic approach (Yalom, Frankl)
  • Narrative therapy
  • Advocate of experiential therapies (via arts, physical activation, therapeutic encounter, nature and adventure intervention, pet therapy, voice hearing)
  • Interest in innovative therapies: use of information technology in psychotherapeutic practice; virtual reality; etc…
  • I am not at all a fan of analytical therapy (Freud), but sensitive to the psychodynamic aspects inherent in all encounters, interpersonal and human experiences: identification, projection, transference, counter-transference, conscious, unconscious, defenses, explicit, implicit, etc…

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