Mental Health Assessment and Rehabilitation
Our Mental Health Occupational Therapists are trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Activation, Goal Management Therapy, Mindfulness and Relaxation, and in Trauma Response and Exposure Therapy. We help increase functional activation and help prepare our clients for return to learn and work. Our proven process that includes excellent communication with the Case Manager and collaboration with the client's healthcare team, ensures our therapeutic goals are aligned with any other psychological or medical interventions in place.
Mental Health Assessments
Clients are assessed in our fully accessible clinic or in their homes, to identify psychosocial barriers to functional independence in activities related to self-care, home management, and community management. The client's strengths and limitations are outlined for Insurers and Lawyers who are interested in understanding their client's psychosocial issues that may present as barriers to successful return to learn or work experiences with recommendations for direct therapeutic intervention and pre-vocational rehabilitation planning.
Progressive Goal Attainment Program
Used as a structured treatment program for reducing disability associated with chronic health conditions, including mental health diagnoses.
Psychosocial Return to Learn or Work Therapy
Direct therapeutic intervention is provided to our clients, using the following therapeutic approaches to develop return to learn or work readiness skills, symptom management, and improve well-being:
Used to increase an individual’s activity level with the purpose of improving mood and to develop work readiness routines.
Used as an effective way of talking with individuals about change and to assist them to see returning to work as important for their health.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT):
Used to teach individuals to challenge their negative thoughts and postpone worries, with the goal of changing thoughts to positively affect their behaviour.
Goal Management Training:
This is an interactive evidence-based program designed to improve the organization of goals and the ability to achieve them, for people experiencing executive function impairment. It is one of the few cognitive rehabilitation programs with researched evidence that shows it improves function.
Relaxation and Mindfulness:
Used to teach clients to practice relaxation and mindfulness to help them face anxiety-provoking situations.
When to make a referral?
- When an individual is “stuck” and has stopped making progress in their rehabilitation.
- When you want to know what support services may be required to facilitate improved function and independence.
- When symptoms interfere with meaningful activity engagement.
- When return to work is a goal and the individual requires support or skill development to prepare and transition back to work.