Block Building Therapies offers assessment and intervention for clients who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. This includes, but is not limited to; Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and OCD.
Our Occupational Therapists are trained to assess and treat clients using a variety of subjective and objective tools. A client-centered approach is used in order to engage clients into the rehabilitation program. Goals are based on increasing daily functions such as ADL’s, Home & Community management and Vocational status. Therapists work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to ensure a successful rehabilitation plan is achieved.
Mental Health programs include:
Exposure Therapy Program
Block Building Therapies offers an Exposure Therapy Program that is carried out by an Occupational Therapist and Rehabilitation Support Worker. All the direct work is collaborated with the treating Psychologist (if applicable). Our program focuses on providing education, relaxation strategies and real world exposure.
Research demonstrates that assisting clients confront “fears” reverses the cycle of avoidance to daily activities and overall function. Our staff physically work with clients in their home, community and work environments on a daily or weekly basis which teaches them the tools or strategies they need to gradually approach trauma-related memories, feelings or situations.
The program includes:
- Individual assessment with an Occupational Therapist in the clinic or community and includes a variety of subjective and objective clinical tools.
- Goal-oriented and client-centered assessment in order to help client develop daily functional goals as well as return to work plans.
- Collaboration with third party funder (Disability Case Manager) as well as treating Psychologist. It may include phone consultation, as well as 1-1 multidisciplinary team meetings to set a rehabilitation plan.
- Direct 1-1 with Rehabilitation Support Worker from 1 to up to 3 days a week to work on exposure to “triggers” that affect client’s ability to function in or out of the home, in the community or in relation to a return to work setting.
- Gradual exposure to various situations and environments that occurs within the client’s comfort level with progress over time to more complex areas causing anxiety, fear or other-related emotions.
- Initial report. Weekly or monthly reports are available based on request of funding source/or medical team.
Our Exposure Therapy program is best suited for clients who are experiencing or diagnosed with a mental health condition such as
- PTSD, and
Criteria is for clients who are:
- “slow to respond” to active rehabilitation
- lacking function in home and community based activities
- resistant to moving forward with recommendations from professionals
- unsuccessful or repeated failed return to work attempts
- continually supported by health care professionals to be off work until “symptom free or well”
This Program offers:
- Objective assessment of physical, cognitive and mental functioning by an occupational therapist or physiotherapist
- Use of Motivational Interviewing techniques using the “stages of change” model in order to develop appropriate therapy goals
- 8 sessions with therapist to implement the program which may include:
- daily function logs
- gradual exposure to daily tasks
- activity diet using point system
- 1-1 work with a Rehabilitation Support Worker to implement therapy goals
- Formal report with recommendations for reactivation
For more information or to make a referral to either of these programs, call us at 204-231-0785. Send completed referral form to firstname.lastname@example.org