June 23 - 25, 2011 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the 12th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care conference! 

Sincere regards,

Planning Committee, 12th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference 
Videos of keynote presentations and all recorded sessions from the 2011 conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia are available online. For subscription information, please click here .  

Circle of Support


Conference Objectives

The conference objectives are:

To demonstrate evidence-informed, innovative and progressive examples of  collaborative mental health care;

To showcase the principles and impact of consumer, family and peer support integration in collaborative mental health care;

To develop a critical & practical understanding of factors that lead to challenges and successes in collaborative mental health care delivery;

To energize and broaden potential networks of interest in collaborative mental health care – during and beyond the conference; we seek to engage consumers, citizens, families & a variety of service providers from diverse communities & value systems.



Click here to view the full conference program.  Please note that there were some last-minute changes that are not reflected in this program.

Click here to view the conference syllabus


Meriden Family Programme Pre-conference Institute: "Establishing Effective Triangles of Care – Making It Real": Developing partnerships with people with lived experience of mental health difficulties and families in mental health care [View keynote video presentation]

Presenter: Dr Gráinne Fadden

Presenter: Mr. Chris Mansell

Presenter: Dr. David Shiers 
"Understanding Mental Wellness" and "What Is Mental Wellness? Are You Flourishing or Languishing?"  [View video of presentation]

Presenter:  Dr. Corey Keyes

"Moving from Health Care to Health: Health Informatics as a Catalyst" [View video of presentation]

Presenter: Dr. Robert Kolodner  

Health Law in Mental Health Care: A Relational Approach to Decision-Making Capacity" [View video of presentation] and "A Relational Approach to Health Law: Its Application in Mental Health" [View video of presentation]
Presenter: Sheila Wildeman

Q&A Panel: Dr. Corey Keyes, Dr. Robert Kolodner, Sheila Wildeman [View video of presentation]

PEC - Protest, Educate and (Make) Contact: An anti-stigma, research-based advocacy campaign" [View video of presentation]

Presenter:  Dr. Manon Charbonneau

Presenter: Dr. Pippa Moss

"What Gets in the Way of Collaborative Care?"

Presenter: Dr. Isser Dubinsky [View video of presentation]

"You Arrive" - A performance piece that captures the development of the child's mind and the effects of parenting  [View video of presentation]

Presenters: Bonnie Harnden and Actors

Opening Ceremonies - All Nations Drums

Mental Health Commission of Canada
"Together We Can Transform the Mental Health System"  [View video of presentation]
Presenter: Louise Bradley

"Social Accountability:What We Expect from the Mental Health Care System"
Presenter:  Claudette Bradshaw [View video of presentation]

"When Helping Hurts: Addressing Compassion Fatigue"

"Age and Gender: Two Neglected Aspects of Mental Health Surveillance"
"When Collaboration with Consumers and Families Works: Drawing from the Lessons of Working with Providers"  [View video of presentation]
Presenter: Laura Burke

"The Evolution of Collaborative Mental Health Care in Canada: A Shared Vision for the Future" - Launch of the 2011 Position Paper
Presenter: Nick Kates  [View video of presentation]


The available PowerPoint and video presentations from the 2011 conference are below.    

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Concurrent Session 1

Virtual Emergency Room: Using Technology to Reach Youth in Crisis - Jane Thompson (#3974) [View video of presentation]

Pathways to Resilience: Collaborative Care for Multiple Service-Using Youth - Linda Liebenberg, Nicole Landry, Janice Ikeda, Miia Suokonautio, Michael Ungar (#3983, #4023, #4018) [View video presentation] [View video of presentation]

Mental Health Strategy for Canada - Mental Health Commission of Canada [View video of presentation]

Consult the Experts! IWK Youth Patients Advise on Engaging Youth in Collaborative Health Care - Alex Davis, Stella Ducklow, Robin England (#4019) [View video of presentation]

Cyberbullying - P. Murchison, A. MacKay and Panel [View video of presentation

Finding Allies: A Mental Health Consumer's Journey - Troy Sanders (#4062) [View video of presentation]

Suicide and Inheritance Laws - M. Daigle [View video of presentation]

Knowledge Exchange in Collaborative Care: It Sounds Boring but It's Actually Not - Sapna Mahajan, Elliot Goldner, Dan Bilsker, Geoff Couldrey (#4080) [View video of presentation

Concurrent Session 2

Mind Power: Mindfulness-Based Resiliency Skills - Stephen Paquette (#4083) [View video of presentation]

e-Health at the Helm: A Strategic Enabler of Collaborative Care - Michael H. Nusbaum (#3945) [View video of presentation]

A Model for a Collaborative Approach to Service Delivery: Follow-up Next Day Service - Judy Elliot and Mary Pyche (#3992) [View video of presentation]

An Anti-Stigma CME for Family Physicians and Specialists - Mood Disorders Society of Canada  (#3975) [View video of presentation]

The Experience of Multiple Admissions: One Family's Story - Sheila Morrison (#3986) [View video of presentation]

Coping with Mental Health Issues: A Survivor's Guide - Heather McNally (#4075) [View video presentation]

Concurrent Session 3

Understanding Mental Wellness - Corey Keyes [View video of presentation]

Quantitative Assessment of Partnership in Youth Mental Health Collaborative Care: Results of a Montreal Study - Lucie Nadeau (#4015) [View video of presentation]

The Restless Pillow: Treating Insomnia iin Primary Care - Judith Davidson (#3896)
     The Restless Pillow: Treating Insomnia in Primary Care Handouts

Pandora's Box: The Descent into Depression and the Healing Return Journey - Gillian McCulloch (#4042) [View video of presentation]

MOSH (Mobile Outreach Street Health): Effectiveness of Mobile Outreach - Patti Melanson [View video of presentation]

Concurrent Session 4

Integrative Spirituality: New Models of Energetic Health - David Maginley [View video of presentation]

Happiness Groups Decrease Depression & Pain and Increase Happiness, Vitality, & Social Life - Louise Lambert (#3901) [View video of presentation]

Teaching Future Health Professionals: Clients' Impressions and Experiences - Leslie Matheson, Anne Godden-Webster, Susan Nasser (#4026) [View video of presentation]

The Story of Chocolate and Mental Health - Tom Smith [View video of presentation]

Concurrent Session 5

Incredible Years, Incredible Collaboration - Judy Elliot and Monique Yazbek (#3948)

Teaching Behavioral Sciences to Family Practice Residents - The "Shared Care" Approach - Jon Davine (#3979) and A Third Year Program in Psychiatry for Family Doctors - Jon Davine (#4084) [View video of presentation]

Recovering the Future: College Pathways to Education and Employment - Georgia Quartaro, Jaswant Kaur Bajwa, Tony Priolo (#4020) [View video of presentation]

Integrating the Trainee Into Integrated Care - Kiristin Yates (#3904) [View video of presentation]

Spirituality - How Can the Faith Community Be Part of the Team? - Heather McNally (#3991) [View video of presentation]

Concurrent Session 6

A Collaborative Interprofessional Approach to Teaching Behavioural Arts and Sciences - Nadiya Sunderji, Batya Grundland, Joanne Raper (#3978) [View video of presentation]

Expanding the Continuum of Mental Health Care in P.E.I. (storyboard) - BobbiJo Flynn (#4022)

Mental Health Promotion: Grass Roots Collaboration - Andrea Cochrane, Marjorie Willison, Tara Lee, Denise Marchand (#4012) [View video of presentation]

Exploring the Health-Leisure Connection for Women Caring for People with Addiction - Stephanie Wood (#4055) [View video of presentation]

Compassion Satisfaction: Connection to Positive Psychology - Heather Higgins [View video of presentation]

Friday, June 24, 2011

Concurrent Session 1

The Inclusion of Peer Support Specialists in Assertive Community Treatment Teams: Barriers to Implementation - Patricia Wakefield & Glen Randall (#4064) [View video of presentation

WRAP - Wellness, Recovery, Action Plan: Inception of a Program in a Medical Facility - Taddle Creek Family Health Team - Helene Mik, Nadiya Sunderji & Pauline Pariser (#3994) [View video of presentation]

Fighting Stigma with Peer-Led Education - Amy Yashinsky & Malkia Maisha Newman (#4061) [View video of presentation]

Peer Services: Working with the Experts: Exploration of the Multi-Level Involvement of Consumers in the Recovery Model - Faith Paul & Michelle Knox (#4051) [View video of presentation]

Community Approach to Collaborative Practice: The African Nova Scotian Experience - Cheryl Ann Beals, Lana McLean, Donna Smith (#4021) [View video of presentation]

Beacon House: Building Collaboration with Families and Partners (storyboard) - Pam Langille, Pam McKinley, Roger Cann (#3919)

The Child Welfare and Hamilton Family Health Team Community Partnership Project - Vicki Peirce, Marsha Kooiman, Peggy Carter-Arrowsmith, Brenda Mills (#4039) [View video of presentation]

How Do Family Physicians View Use of Self-Care Tools by Depressed Adults? - Mark J. Yaffe, Jane McCusker, Erin Strumpf (#3910) [View video of presentation]

Supporting Transitions: Institutional and Community Care - David Nicholas and Tom Shand (#5001) [View video of presentation]

Healthy Minds Cooperative - Collaboration in Action - Myra Donnelly-Gay (#3709) [View video of presentation]

Concurrent Session 2

Family Attachment Made Simple: Practical Applications to the Performance Piece 'You Arrive'  - Helen Spenser & Bonnie Harnden (#3908) [View video of presentation]

Managing Depression in Primary Care: Formative Evaluation of a Manitoba Health Initiative - Julie Beaulac (#3982) [View video of presentation]

Does It Really Work? Evaluation and Policy Support for Integrated Care - Becky Hayes Boober (#4048) [View video of presentation]

Building Bridges 2: A Pathway to Cultural Safety - Bill Mussell & Phil Upshall (#4001)

Tradition in the Modern Context: Combining Western and Aboriginal Approaches in Mental Health Delivery Services: Maliseet Nations Mental Wellness Team Project 'Ciw Wolakomiksuwakon - "For Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit"  Veronica Moonstream WolfEagle & Theresa Bartlett-Chase (#4068) [View video of presentation]

Listen, Learn, Engage: Using Digital and Social Media to Connect - Christina Carew & Stan Kutcher (#3892) [View video of presentation]

What We've Learned: An Evaluation of the Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia's Peer Support Workers - Gord Hirano (#3952)  [View video of presentation]

Development and Evaluation of a Research Database Examining Epidemiological Studies in Schizophrenia - David Nicholas, Tom Shand and the Database Development and Evaluation Group (#5002) [View video of presentation]

Building Collaborative Care Infrastructure: Local, Provincial, and National Perspectives from the USA - Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (#3990) [View video of presentation]

Cooperation in Partnership in Mental Health - The Australian Experience - Sunita Kotnala (#3989) [View video of presentation]

Help-seeking Pathways in First Episode Psychosis - Philip Tibbo, Shannon Sears, Kim Dillen, Denise Bernier, Margie Crown & Heather Milliken (#3976) [View video of presentation]

The IWK Collaborative Mental Health Care Program: Navigating by the Stars - Sabina Abidi, Heather Dooks, Joan Rankin & Bonnie Warren (#4044) [View video of presentation]

What Can Physicians Do to Reduce Stigma Related to Mental Illness? - Maura Ricketts, Ann Chénier, Richard Chénier, Marie Adèle Davis, Francine Lemire, Alex Saunders, Manon Charbonneau & Philippa Moss (#4028)  [View video of presentation]

Concurrent Session 3

Screening and Monitoring Depression: Utilization of the PHQ-9 in the Family Practice Setting -  Douglas Green & Claudia Hampel (#4057) [View video of presentation]

Enhancing Depression Care: How Implementing the PHQ-9 Has Shaped Our Service Response - Leslie Born, Jackie Bootsma, Catherine McPherson-Doe (#4008) [View video of presentation]

Collaborative Care - An Example of Excellence from the UK - Aileen McGinty (#3925) [View video of presentation]

Working Together in Managing Chronic Mental Illness: The Power of Partnerships - Olga Heath, Pamela Ward, Joanne Simms, Anna Dominic, Tanis Adey, Susan Pardy, Ann Hollett, Ashley Walsh (#3869) [View video of presentation]

A Cross-Sectoral Network Screening Project: Building Collaboration and Learning About Youth Needs - Gloria Chaim & Joanna Henderson (#5000) [View video of presentation]


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Concurrent Session 1

Effective, Practical and Free: A Behavioural Depression Intervention That Is Easy to Deliver in Collaborative Care - Dan Bilsker [View video of presentation]

The Anti-Depressant Skills Workbook (ASW) & Rise UP - Leslie Born, Adrienne Sloan & Jackie Bootsma [View video of presentation]

Team Dynamics in Collaborative Care - Samia Chreim, Robert Swenson, Colleen MacPhee, Katharine Gillis (#3942) [View video of presentation]

Reversed Shared Care in Mental Health: Bringing Primary Physical Health Care to Psychiatric Patients - Thomas Ungar, Stuart Goldman, Madalyn Marcus, Antoinette Wertman (#3937) [View video of presentation]

Keys to Success: Building an Effective Behavioural Health Consulting Team - Dennis Pusch & Bob Acton (#4009) [View video of presentation]

Collaborative Triage and Case Conferencing for Delivering Mental Health/Addictions Services in Rural Family Practice Settings - Sharman Naicker and Jim Fenning (#4027)  [View video of presentation]

CAST: Communities Addressing Suicide Together - Angela Davis (#4074)  [View video of presentation]

Aboriginal Suicide and Critical Incident Response Team Training - Lee Wittmann; Protocol and Building Relationships with First Nation Communities - "Wata" Christine Joseph; Working Collaboratively in the North Island Region - Michel Therrien (#3988) [View video of presentation]

Improving the Physical Health of the Seriously Mentally Ill: A Shared Responsibility - Heather Milliken (#4024) [View video of presentation]

Stigma: Its Personal and Professional Impact - Manon Charbonneau [View video of presentation]

The Power of Groups: Integration of Group Therapy Targeting Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care - Donna Klinck and Pamela Cooper (#4007) [View video of presentation]

Towards Core Competencies in Mental Health for All Physicians in Canada: Environmental Scan - Francine Lemire, Danielle Frechette, Garey Mazowita & Alex Saunders (#4063) [View video of presentation

Transfer into Primary Care - The Ottawa Experience (TIP-TOE) - Colleen MacPhee, Deborah McGreggor, Katharine Gillis, Douglas Green & Claudia Hampel (#4066) [View video of presentation]

Concurrent Session 2

Rise UP: Hope Starts Here: Alberta and Ontario Approaches to Treating Patients Affected by Depression  - Crystal Degenhardt, Kimbereley Baker, Leslie Born & Jackie Bootsma (#4030) [View video of presentation]

Navigating the Shoals, Charting the Possibilities: Exploring Family Life and the Forensic Patient - Lianne Nixon & Barry Banks (#3889) [View video of presentation]

Exploring Core Competencies for Mental Health and Addictions Work within the Family Health Team Setting - Brian Rush, Catherine McPherson-Doe, Renee C. Behrooz, Alan Cudmore (#4052) [View video of presentation]

Combining CBT & DBT Skills for Women in Primary Care: Women's Coping Group - Laura Lang & Bob Acton (#3936) [View video of presentation]

Impact of Shared Mental Health Care: An Analysis of Emergency Room Usage and Mental Health Admissions - Janelle Jarva (#3920) [View video of presentation]

The Child and Adolescent Toolkit: One Year Later - Helen R. Spenser, Blair Ritchie & Brenda Mills (#4073) [View video of presentation]

An Evaluation of the Engagement Process Used by the "Raising the Spirit" Mental Wellness Team - Susan Manitowabi (#4040)

Shared/Collaborative Care: Lessons Learned from the First 5 Years of the Ottawa Experience - Katharine Gillis, Doug Green, Robert Swenson, Colleen MacPhee, Donna Klinck, Pam Cooper, Claudia Hampel (#3985) [View video of presentation]
     Tools for Sharing:
     Effective Consultations: Psychiatry and the Family Physician
     Program Brochure for Patients and Family Health Team
     Wellness Group for Anxiety and Depression Overview
     Guide/Grid for Assessing/Completing Disability Documentation
     Shared Care Program Referral Form

A Model of Collaborative Mental Health Care in Rural Nova Scotia: The Colchester East Hants ADHD Clinic - Rachel Panton, Penny Corkum, Margie McKinnon (#3984) [View video of presentation]