Karla Jacobsen

Academic title(s): 

Faculty Lecturer (Professional)

Karla Jacobsen
Contact Information

Building: Hosmer House 3630 prom Sir-William-Osler

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

Email address: 
karla.jacobsen [at] mcgill.ca
Faculty Lecturer / Course Lecturer

BA (Political Science, McGill University), MSc (Occupational Therapy, McGill University), PhD candidate (Rehabilitation Science, McGill University)

Teaching areas: 

OCC1 551 - Psychosocial Practice in Occupational Therapy

OCC1 618 - Applied OT: Psychosocial Theory

OCC1 548 - Holistic Approaches in Occupational Therapy

Current research: 

PhD Candidate - Projet Lotus: L'espoir ensemble: Achieving sustainable housing for women and families leaving sheltered living by shifting to a systems approach (PI: Laurence Roy, McGill University, Co-I: Sally Richmond, Logifem, Research coordinator) Catherine Donnelly Foundation: 2021-2023


Community-based participatory research

Psychosocial rehabilitation

Women and homelessness

Mental health

Selected publications: 

Jacobsen, K., Seto, V. (2022). From shelter to home and beyond: perspectives from occupational therapists on supporting women in transition (OT Now – Social Accountability Issue. OT Now – Social Accountability Issue, 25(2), 30-32.

Jacobsen, K., Roy, L., Richmond, S., Boutemeur, I., de Macar, E., Hoffman-Kuhnt, B., ... & Seto, V. (2022). Project Lotus: A really cool community-based initiative assisting women post-homelessness. The International Journal of Whole Person Care, 9(1), 12-13.

Occupational Therapy
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