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CHHRN HHR Innovation Series Fireside Chat: Occupational Therapists in Community Mental Health

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The Royal LogoRoyal Ottawa Mental Health Centre 

Community Mental Health Program

 

 

Brief Description:

This presentation will focus on the model of care for Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams and Step Down services using a client case study. The outcome measures listed below will be used to illustrate the client’s recovery through each service and validate transition between levels of care. Through this process we will also discuss the enablers and challenges for transfer.

  1. ATR (Assertive Community Treatment Transition Readiness Scale)
  2. OCAN (Ontario Common Assessment of Need)
  3. TARP  (Treatment and Recovery Plan)

Presenters:

Aditi Andruss:  Occupational Therapist with the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre since 2004.  Aditi is currently working with the Step-Down from ACT team in the Community Mental Health Program.  Aditi has previous experience working in various pediatric settings.  Aditi has her MSc in Occupational Therapy from McMaster University, BSc Human Kinetics from University of Ottawa and a diploma in Developmental Services Worker from St. Lawrence College.   She has a special interest in working with individuals with dual diagnosis.

Sarah Curtis:  Occupational Therapist with the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre since 2010.  Sarah is currently working with the Catherine ACT Team in the Community Mental Health Program.  Sarah has previous experience working with a rural ACT team in Southern Ontario.  Sarah has her MSc in Occupational Therapy from McMaster University and her BScH in Psychology from Queen’s University.  Sarah has a special interest in international development.

Ron Remillard:  Occupational Therapist with the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre since 2001.  Ron is currently working with the Bank ACT Team in the Community Mental Health Program.  Ron has previous experience working in the developmental services sector and providing vocational services in a variety of settings.  Ron has his BSc in Occupational Therapy from University of Ottawa and a diploma in Developmental Social Work from Cambrian College.  Ron is currently team lead of the Bank ACT Team. 

Who should Attend:

Any policy makers, health care professionals or researchers interested in/or currently providing services to clients with severe and persistent mental illness in a community setting are welcome.  Please note that the focus of the presentation will be based on a rehabilitation model to promote recovery and will not focus on pharmacological approaches to treatment.

Contact Information:

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Ron Remillard - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

FIRESIDE CHAT:

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Health Canadacihr logo1This initiative has been generously funded by grants from Health Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the funders.