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Skye Barbic

Skye Barbic
 Position: Faculty Lecturer

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

Education: BSc (Life Sciences) Queen's University; BSc (OT) Queen's University;  MSc (Rehabilitation) Queen's University; PhD candidate (Rehabiliation Sciences) McGill


OCC1 551: Psychosocial practice in occupational therapy
OCC1 618: Applied occupational therapy: psychosocial theory
POTH 401: Research Methods
POTH 612: Advanced Research Methods
POTH 614: Special Topics in Rehabilitation
POTH 680: Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation

Research Description:

Ms Barbic is an occupational therapist whose clinical background is working with individuals with serious mental illness who reintegrate into the community. Her thesis work includes studies that lay the conceptual framework for the conceptualization of emotional vitality as an important domain for people experiencing disability following a health event. Her other research interests include using Rasch Measurement Theory to understand the performance of patient reported outcomes commonly used in health, and understanding the impact of recovery-based interventions on health outcomes and wellness for people with serious mental illness.

Research Keywords:

emotional vitality, health outcome assessment, Rasch Measurement Theory, serious and persistent mental illness, recovery model


Barbic S, Armstrong I, Krupa T. (2009) A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of a modified recovery workbook program: preliminary findings. Psychiatric Services. 60(4):491-7.

Barbic S, Brouwer B. (2008) Testing position and hip strength in healthy adults and people with chronic stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 89(4):784-7.