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Hiba Zafran

Hiba Zafran Position: Faculty Lecturer

Building: Hosmer House, 3630 prom Sir-William-Osler

Office Room: H-201

Mailing Address: 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1Y5

Office Phone: 514-398-4400 ext 09641

HIBA [dot] ZAFRAN [at] MAIL [dot] MCGILL [dot] CA (Email)

Education: BSc (Marine and Conservation Biology; Philosophy/ethnobotany) University of Miami and McGill University; BSc (OT); MSc (Rehabilitation Science); PhD candidate (Rehabilitation Science) McGill University

Teaching:

OCC1 551: Psychosocial Practice in Occupational Therapy
OCC1 618: Applied Theories in Psychosocial Occupational Therapy
OCC1 622: Community-Based Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
... and methodological lectures on epistemology and phenomenology in the graduate program for Rehabilitation Sciences

Research Keywords:

Phenomenology, expressive projective techniques, therapeutic model of evaluation, early intervention and youth mental health, stigma, mixed methods and epistemology

Research Interests:

Ms Zafran's research questions arise out of her early intervention clinical practice with immigrant youth experiencing psychosis, mood disturbances and chronic trauma. She is involved in research projects examining stigma and relationships within clinical and occupational settings, as well as modes of practitioner conceptualizations of dysfunction in youth mental health.  These lead into health promotion and academic reintegration approaches based on the person's lived experiences of occupational identity and trajectory. Her work draws on radical empiricism and pragmatism, phenomenology in psychiatry and anthropology, and philosphy of science in researching arts and activity-based processes of communication and therapeutic meaning-making.

With the support of the Ethics and Rehabilitation Lab, she has initiated the Noesis discussion group, a reflexive space for students, teachers and researchers to dialogue about research challenges and experiences.  

Selected Publications:

Zafran H. (2013). Client Centred Reasoning: A Reply to "Quantifying Function". American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(7).[Letter to the Editor]. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.007096

Zafran H, Tallant B, Gelinas I. (2012). The Experience of Academic Reintegration after A First Episode of Psychosis - A First-Person Exploration. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 16(1),29-46
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Zafran H, Laporta M. (2008). What are the key ingredients in early psychosis intervention? Program evaluation of a Montreal initiative: 1997-2007. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2, S1, A95

Zafran H, Tallant B, Gelinas I. (2008). Exploring academic integration in early psychosis.  Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2, S1, A109 [Abstract]

Selected Presentations:

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists: The Future is here: Leading Solutions. Victoria, B.C., Canada, May 29-June 1, 2013
Early detection in psychosis: An emergent role for occupational therapists

15th Research Colloquium on Rehabilitation, Queens University, Kingston, ON, May 11, 2013
"It would be a shame to lose them": A critical review of the use of projective tests in occupational therapy

Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Lyon, France, August 2012
Evidence-base practice content, pedagogical methods and assessment of learning: A Mapping exercise in an Occupational Therapy professional Masters program.
Thomas, A., Nedelec, B., Perlman, C., Storr, C., & Zafran, H.