My research interests fall within a critical and interdisciplinary perspective. Intervention in social work and the renewal of practice are at the heart of my research program which is comprised of three axes :

 

1) mental health interventions and the recovery approach; 2) collaborative and partnership practices within the health and social services network  and 3) social work pedagogy and the creation of educational tools.

These axes overlap and are interdependent.

 

They stem from the main recommendations of my previous research, that is: to explore the link between perceptions of madness and the construction of social interventions; to emphasize structural theories in understanding situated actions; and to encourage social work training and education focused on a relational and strengths-based approach.

Current research projects

Podcasting for mental health

This project, in partnership with the ERASME research team aims to 1) develop a series of podcasts on topics related to mental health in partnership with PRISE II an alternative mental health community organization; 2) explore the perceptions of participants as co-constructors of the podcasts; 3) understand the utility of collaborative podcasting as a pedagogical tool in an interdisciplinary classroom

The impact of COVID-19 on youth mental health practice

Youth perceptions of the  impact of the COVID-19 health care crisis

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