Webinar: Mental Health Commission of Canada's National Recovery Guidelines: Implications for Practice

Date
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Access
Open to the Public
Presenter
Bonita Varga and Aimee LeBlanc
Organization
MHCC & BC PSR Advanced Practice
Location
Webinar

Mental Health Commission of Canada's National Recovery Guidelines: Implications for Practice
Presenters: Bonita Varga, Knowledge Broker - MHCC
                       Aimee LeBlanc, Senior Policy Analyst - MHCC

***Note: This presentation will be live from 10:30am - 12:00noon PST - please allow for the appropriate adjustments in differing time zones***

Webinar participants will be introduced to the Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice and presenters will explore implications for practice and similarities with PSR competencies.

Participants will be able to:

1. Define recovery-oriented practice as outlined in the Guidelines.
2. Identify core competencies, values, attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviours for recovery-oriented practice.
3. Use reflective practice questions to enhance practice.
4. Identify similarities between PSR competencies and Guideline competencies.

Presenters

Bonita Varga: Bonita is a Knowledge Broker with the Mental Health Commission of Canada where she works to bridge the gap between knowledge – evidence and experience – and practice. Her focus is primarily on topics related to recovery-oriented practice, diversity and caregivers. Since joining the Mental Health Commission of Canada in March, 2014 she has worked as part of the recovery initiative, developing, consulting on, promoting, disseminating the Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice.

Aimee LeBlanc: Aimee has spent over a decade working in mental health and addictions, including with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care developing strategic and programmatic provincial mental health policies. Since joining the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Aimee worked on the At Home/Chez Soi project supporting its implementation and dissemination.  Her current work continues to focus on issues of housing and homelessness as well as supporting other areas such as the implementation of the Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice and suicide prevention.

Webinar participants will be introduced to the Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice and presenters will explore implications for practice and similarities with PSR competencies.