About the workshop
Our workshop in Toronto is a first-time offering utilizing M.A.C. — Maximize Assessment Capabilities — an integrated assessment framework.
This in-depth workshop for mental health conditions emphasizes current evidenced based research and practice, objective assessment tools; uses clinical case studies, video, small group discussion and clinical reasoning activities. Many factors influence mental health including trauma/PTSD, anxiety, fear avoidance-panic, depression, additions, personality traits, coping styles, chronic health conditions, brain injury, physical injury, workplace influences, cultural and family influences. Occupational Therapists are unique as the only health care professional that brings the whole integrated person approach. Whether you are conducting a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), Functional Abilities Evaluation (FAE), worksite assessment or developing gradual return to work/stay at work programming, the whole person integrated approach is key for successful safe and sustainable return to work and stay at work.
Our upcoming workshop in Toronto contains 75% new material!
Goals and learning objectives
- Hierarchy of objective assessment tools for mental health conditions – psychological, social behavioral, cognitive
- Individual beliefs – perceptions (self-efficacy, volition, ability/disability, work environment)
- Translate assessment results and integrate findings to work functional ability
- Strategies and treatment
- Strength based approach
- FCE and RTW methods (including best effort – consistency)
- Therapist factors
Occupational Therapists who conduct functional capacity evaluations determining work ability, functional abilities evaluations, worksite assessments, involved with gradual return to work and stay at work programming and accommodation.
Accommodation and transportation
Toronto workshop 2018
Novotel Toronto Centre has set aside a small number of rooms at a special rate. Contact the hotel directly at 416-367-8900 for the group rate quote Maximize Human Capabilities. Novotel Toronto Centre is a 5 minute walk from Union station.
Novotel Toronto Centre
45 The Esplanade
All refund requests must be sent in writing. Requests received prior to the early bird deadline will be given 50% refund. Refunds are not available after the regular registration deadline. Rights are reserved to cancel or modify the offering.
About the presenter
Lorraine Mischuk, Occupational Therapist
Lorraine Mischuk is a registered Occupational Therapist in the Province of Manitoba and has obtained certification in work/functional capacity evaluation C.W.C.E. She has close to 30 years of clinical experience working with individuals who have sustained complex injuries, and due to the complexity it is common that these injuries and illnesses affect the individuals physically, psychosocially and cognitively. Lorraine has operated Maximize Human Capabilities since 1997. She was the first corporate Occupational Therapist with the Canadian National Railway in its main Shops in Winnipeg. She was a sessional lecturer at the University of Manitoba – Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences.
Lorraine specializes in conducting Functional Capacity Evaluations (physical, cognitive and psychosocial), Job Demands Analysis (physical, cognitive and psychosocial); providing psychosocial rehabilitation, gradual return to work and stay at work programs, workplace accommodation (physical, cognitive and psychosocial), ergonomic assessment and training at the workplace as well as providing medical-legal consultation.
Psychosocial factors can be significant barriers with rehabilitation following physical injury of illness (e.g. anxiety and depression). In addition to her clincial practice, Lorraine has developed workshops for Occupational Therapists regarding how to identify, assess, and address these barriers with all functional assessments conducted in the workplace, home or in the clinic; and how to assist our clients with regaining their active roles at home, at work and in the community.
Lorraine’s workshops do not disappoint – she is a dynamic speaker and is passionate about everything related to Occupational Therapy, her life’s work and true calling. Her interactive, sold-out workshops were previously offered through the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists in Vancouver, Halifax, Hamilton, Fredericton, Edmonton, and Ottawa from 2014 to 2016. Starting in 2018, Lorraine started her new workshop series "Psychosocial and Cognitive Factors with Functional Capacity Evaluations and Return-to-Work" in Calgary, Alberta – which was well received with a sold out booking!