February 2017 Blog Update

Stepped Care 2.0 © Presentations & Consultations

Over the past month, I have visited four campuses in British Columbia introducing and providing training and consultation on Memorial’s Stepped Care 2.0 © mental health service model. Ongoing consultation via Skype continues with McGill, George Washington University and approximately 15 small colleges and universities across North America.

Some SC consultation experiences of note:

  • Simon Fraser University, January 26, 2017. One of the first universities to integrate health and counselling – there may be some value in having them present to us by video on what they find works well.
  • Mental Health Commission of Canada – e-mental health roundtable, University of British Columbia – Vancouver, January 27, 2017. As a result of the presentation, Karen Cohen, CPA, asked if I would be willing to record the presentation. I’m thinking we could do better. It might be a chance to promote our training site and help with faculty recruitment. Anyone interested in being a part of this? Could role play some unique features of our program.
  • University of Victoria, January 31, 2017. I liked the layout of their waiting room. Looked like a learning commons.
  • University of British Columbia – Vancouver, February 23, 2017. UBC-V is implementing with a common initial assessment conducted by all kinds of people in student affairs. Might be a model to implement with academic advisors and staff in Student Life. UBC-V is interested in working with us to develop the tech platform.
  • University of British Columbia – Okanagan, February 24, 2017. Early days for this group.
  • McGill University – Ongoing consultation via Skype continues. McGill is making progress with steps, initial sessions, but struggling to offer follow up appointments. They are interested in a community of practice teleconference or webinar series.

Upcoming:

  • Webinar presentation for APA, Division 17
  • TAO wants to fly me down to St. Petersburg, FL as soon as we can schedule it to create TAO training videos. They have offered to record any kind of stepped care session of interest to us. Any requests?
  • June: Request to present on SC2.0 at CACUSS post-conference session on “best practices in feedback informed treatment” hosted by U of T, Queen’s and McGill

Integration of Health & Counselling

  • There has been strong interest expressed by local physicians to practice in our new space. Interviews will begin in March.

AAU Medavie Mental Health Coordinator Position

  • Elizabeth Fisset-Crawley has been hired on a three-year staff contract to coordinate the AAU stepped care framework and community of practice. She will be housed with us but able to work with flexible space. She is expected to start with us in March.

2 thoughts on “February 2017 Blog Update”

  1. Peter, it sounds like the SC 2.0 is really catching on and moving forward. With regard to TAO’s offer – perhaps recording a “typical” introduction session or a role play of the elements/information to include in the introduction to stepped care with service users would be useful. This could be used in conjunction with the “scripts” for a stepped care training that was discussed in the last faculty meeting.

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