Location: Pavillion B, 4-East, 3755 Côte-Ste-Catherine Road
The in-patient psychiatric unit (4 East) is an acute-care facility in which the approach to client care is based in-part on therapeutic milieu treatment principles.
On the inpatient unit, Occupational therapists play an important role in the initial assessment of client’s functioning and behavior. This is achieved through the use of :
- formal and informal interviews
- functional assessments
- therapeutic activities
- discussion groups
- and home visits.
Occupational therapists are significantly involved in helping stabilize clients in crisis by use of a structured therapeutic environment and help to promote a healthy daily routine. Objectives of treatment are determined collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team and with the client.
Finally, occupational therapists help to prepare clients for discharge by recommending appropriate living situations, occupational routine and other recommendation to promote the continuity of the recovery process.
Please refer to the attached pamphlet for more information and a description of the specific groups offered on the inpatient unit.
Examples of multi-step structured projects
Examples of cognitive-based therapeutic activities