On World Occupational Therapy Day, Forensicare’s occupational therapy team are supporting the facilitation of a free online forensic occupational therapy forum. With the theme of “Transitions”, the forum will explore the role occupational therapists play in supporting consumers to transition to less restrictive environments.
Dr. Nina Papalia secures funding to understand impact of child maltreatment on future re-victimisation and offending.Anna Quinn
Dr. Nina Papalia has been awarded a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) fellowship to examine the impact of experiences of abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence in childhood on future criminal justice system involvement.
Forensicare has initiated the Allied Health Pre-Qualifiication Program to attract soon-to-be-qualified students to a career in forensic mental health. Soon we will welcome six final year universty students enrolled in social work, occupational therapy and psychology to our service.
am at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) have been awarded a grant to commence a new research project to examine whether a risk assessment instrument – developed to help nurses identify patients at risk of imminent aggression – can be adapted to help identify people who may be at risk of deliberate self-harm.
Forensicare Occupational Therapist, Lorrae Mynard awarded grant by the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Foundation.Anna Quinn
Lead occupational therapist, Lorrae Mynard has received a grant from the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Foundation to evaluate the implementation of occupational formulation at Forensicare.
Forensic mental health clinicians endorse telehealth, but the benefits must be weighed against potential limitations.Anna Quinn
A survey of 295 forensic psychiatrists and psychologists highlights how through the ups and downs of lockdowns, they practitoners also discovered the pros and cons of telehealth.
Some may wonder what attracts people to work in a prison setting. Especially when it involves working with prisoners with difficult behaviours that are very hard to manage.