Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Mental-Health Courts in Canada: Opportunities for OT Practice
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Article Information
Mental Health / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Mental-Health Courts in Canada: Opportunities for OT Practice
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505135. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4409
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505135. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4409
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

Nova Scotia, Canada, established its first problem-solving court in 2009 in response to an over-representation of people with mental illness in prisons. This research project examines the ideological foundations of the Nova Scotian problem-solving court programs. Findings indicate that the ideological foundations of these programs are consistent with the values and principles underpinning OT, making OTs a critical presence on these multidisciplinary teams.

Primary Author and Speaker: Crystal Dieleman

Additional Authors and Speakers: Lisa Jaegers

Contributing Authors: Niki Kiepek