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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 463: Constructing Mental Health
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:

Methodology: Phenomenology, hermeneutics, radical empiricism, pragmatism, mixed methods, arts-based research, participant-observation
Domains: Clinical (narrative and ethical) reasoning, mental health, therapeutic modes of evaluation, projective assessment, psychosis

Research Interests:

Ms. Zafran is an occupational therapist-psychotherapist whose research questions arise out of a decade of clinical practice with immigrant youth experiencing psychosis, mood disturbances and chronic trauma. She is involved in research projects examining arts and activity-based processes of communication and therapeutic meaning-making; stigma and relationships within clinical and occupational settings; and integrated-participatory knowledge creation and translation in the implementation of mental health policy. She is particularly interested in critical ways of knowing and conceptualizing mental health dysfunction with immigrant youth in both clinical and research realms. 

Ms. Zafran’s postdoctoral work begins in January 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Melissa Park. She will be examining the moral tensions and experiences of clinicians during the implementation of Canada’s first mental health strategy, as well as furthering the understanding of the experience of ‘recovery’ for women with borderline personality disorder.

Selected Publications:

Zafran, H. & Tallant, B. “It would be a shame to lose them”: A critical historical, scoping and expert review of the use of projective assessments in occupational therapy. Part II. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health [accepted May 2015]

Zafran, H. & Tallant, B. “It would be a shame to lose them”: A critical historical, scoping and expert review of the use of projective assessments in occupational therapy. Part I. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health [accepted May 2015]

Park, M.M., Zafran, H., Stewart, J., Salsberg, J., Ells, C., Rouleau, S., Estein, O., & Valente, T.W. (2014). Transforming mental health services: A participatory mixed methods study to promote and evaluate the implementation of recovery-oriented care. Implementation Science, 9, 119- 130
http://www.implementationscience.com/content/9/1/119

Zafran, H. (2013). Client Centred Reasoning: A Reply to “Quantifying Function”. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(1). [Letter to the Editor].  doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.007096

Zafran H, Tallant B and 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.

www.psychosocial.com

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

Selected Presentations:

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists: Occupational justice: Rising to the challenge. Winnipeg, M.B. Canada, May 27-30, 2015. Cultivating the reflective practitioner: Reflecting on reflection together. [extended discussion]. Park, M., Zafran., H., Perlman, C., Lenchuca, R., Roy, L., Rouleau., S., Thomas., A.
  What’s narrative reasoning got to do with it? A scoping review [presentation]. Ermantrout, K., Fera, C., Zafran., H. & Park., M.

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.