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Recovery Occurs in the Context of One’s Life

Description: This webinar will explore the Guidelines required for recovery-oriented practice to address the multiple factors that contribute to mental health problems and illnesses. Even though recovery is a personal journey, it happens in the context of a person’s life, intersecting with family, friends, communities and social responsibilities. Join our guest speakers Katherine Stewart and Regina Casey to learn more about advancing recovery-oriented practice.

Guest Speakers:

  • Katherine Stewart, OT Reg. (Ont.) is the Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Coordinator for St. Joseph’s Care Group, Thunder Bay. As the PSR Coordinator she provides training and development in psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery models of practice across the spectrum of mental health services. She is a PSR/RPS Canada Board Member and a senior editor for the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health.
  • Regina Casey, manages a Graduate Diploma in Recovery-oriented Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) and the British Columbia PSR Advance practice at Douglas College, BC. She is also clinical assistant faculty in the department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at UBC. Currently, Regina has the privilege of being a post-doctoral student with the Africa Mental Health Foundation in Kenya, helping to develop a social business and health and employee wellness toolkit with and for persons with mental illness.

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