OT Reg.(Ont), BMR(OT), MEd(Counselling), MSc, PhD
Manager, Mount Sinai Hospital Ambulatory Psychiatry Programs
Sinai Health, Toronto
Experience and Background
Edward’s career has included multiple professional leadership and clinical roles as a psychotherapist, educator, supervisor, manager and Assistant Professor in both Canada and the US. Edward is a recognized educator and supervisor in Interpersonal Psychotherapy. As a life-long learner he is engaged in obtaining certification in Couple Therapy and Family Therapy.
Edward’s Reflections on the Reitman Centre and Enhancing Care Programs
CARERS strategies are “contagious” i.e. CARERS group members learn new strategies and spread them to other family members creating real change in the family system that brings harmony to the person living with dementia, siblings and other family members.
It’s fascinating to see relationships develop between group members, who have sometimes felt ignored or misunderstood by their social networks. The group members bond together like a new family and this positive experience “ripples” to each of their own social network.