@Yellowhead - If we are worried about lack of adequate training, isn't improving training a better solution? When wait lists are already so high, I feel like we should be encouraging more GPs and psychiatrists to offer psychotherapy. In many instances, access to psychotherapy saves Ontario from more expensive treatment options because ailments have escalated.
Regarding limiting the number of sessions, I still fundamentally believe this should be based on patient-need rather than an arbitrary number. There are definitely reasons why patients may need more or less than 24. I don't see why limiting things to "24 sessions" is improving quality of care. Like care of physical ailments, I believe it is the doctor that should be deciding the length of care required for each patient, based on their specific condition and unique circumstances. If boutique psychiatrists are the concern, surely policies can be created to target that rather than an arbitrary limit.