Being an associate at MHC, she adds clinical work experience and valuable knowledge and expertise regarding psychosocial rehabilitation and mental wellbeing. This is mainly due to the fact that she has been working in this industry since 1998 after she obtained her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the Federal University of Sao Carlos in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has significant experience in this area due to her interaction with people of all ages that experienced psychosocial and neurological difficulty in inpatient, outpatient, community-based and hospital settings.
Due to her services in the public health sector, Ana adds her several years of combined knowledge and experience to MHC with her expansive expertise on complex topics such as psychosocial rehabilitation, addictions, and mental health including harm reduction model and recovery facilitation. She is trained in Progressive Goal Attainment Program (P.G.A.P.) and has also received additional training from the Co-Occurring Disorders Initiative, and the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba as well as other sources.
Ana is well versed with assessment, planning, prevention, and continuing care with significant experience in dealing with individuals in a critical situation. Apart from her academic expertise, her professional and research focus are linked to the development of worksite assessments, the work environment's enhancement, accommodation of job, as well as prevention of injury. Ana is also fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish.
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