September 20, 2017
2:45 pm to 3:45 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
About the Session:
As evidence-based, effective practices, Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) approaches are key to providing high effective mental health services in Canada and essential tools for recovery. PSR/RPS Canada has developed practice standards for recovery-oriented services as well as competencies for practitioners. Similarly, the Mental Health Commission has developed the Recovery Guidelines. This panel presentation reviews these standards and competencies, the evidence of effectiveness and their important connection with the Recovery Guidelines.
Dr. John Higenbottam is Chair, Psychosocial Rehabilitation /Réadaptation Psychosociale (RPS) Canada PSR/RPS Canada), Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC and Editor in Chief for the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health. John’s major clinical and research interests focus on community mental health, recovery, psychosocial rehabilitation and mental health systems and services.
Vicky Huehn is the CEO of Psychosocial Rehabilitation / Readaptation Psychosociale Canada (PSR/RPS Canada) She is also a board member of the World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and a surveyor for Accreditation Canada.
Karla Thorpe is now the Director of Prevention and Promotion Initiatives, Mental Health Commission of Canada. In this role, she leads the development and execution of projects to promote Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada, including the Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice.