Prison Health


: info@mhaso.ca
: https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/volunteers/003008-0005-eng.shtml
: 613-992-5891
: 340 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa On, K1A 0P9

Description:
Before volunteering at the parole, you will need to have a criminals record check completed, as well as filled out a volunteer application and information form. Before becoming a volunteer you will be interviewed to ensure you suitability for volunteering in a correctional setting. It will include name, address, DOB, and Social Insurance Number of each volunteer participant must be submitted. By becoming a volunteer community citizen have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience in a field of great diversity and interest. They can act as role models fo the inmates. Volunteers can help offenders by sharing their skills and talents and displaying the values offenders need most in order to reintegrate successfully. This is a vital link needed for the offenders between the correctional systems, the offenders within, and the community. By volunteering, you will be helping those offenders reintegrate into the community and provides the greatest reward when an offender make a successful reintegration as a law-abiding citizen. The application page can be found at the following link: https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/volunteers/092/003008-0740e-eng.pdf

: Lisa Murphy (administrative assistant of Dr. Fedoroff)
: Lisa.Murphy@theroyal.ca
: www.amethyst-ottawa.org
: 613-225-7272
: The Royal Ottawa Hospital, 1145 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4

Description:
The SBC at the Royal Ottawa Hospital is primarily an out-patient clinic that conducts approximately 250 new assessments per year on men and women with problematic sexual behaviors and interests. Referrals come from family doctors, medical specialists, probation and parole, Crown and Defense attorneys, the Courts, and increasingly, via self-referral. In addition to individual psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, the SBC also runs several groups for sex offenders; men with problematic sexual behaviors with and without and intellectual disability; and for spouses of sex offenders. Assessment and therapy is available in French or English languages. The SBC regularly hosts international experts in Forensic psychiatry who come to the clinic to learn the latest techniques and to share their experiences. Students may expect to participate in a multidisciplinary team providing evidence-based, research driven diagnosis and management of out-patients with a variety of sexual problems. Those students with an interest in research, neuropsychiatry, intellectual disability, and/or forensic psychiatry are especially encouraged to apply. Those who are able to converse with patients in the English and/or French languages are equally welcome. Due to the high profile nature of many of the patients seen in the SBC, students may also expect to learn about the criminal justice system and ways of dealing with the media. Work on the assessment and treat of so-called "dangerous" and "long-term" offenders can also be arranged.  This opportunity is available to third and fourth year medical students.

: Claire Bodkin (medical student representative of physician Prison Health Committee)
: prisonhealth@cfpc.ca.
: https://rnao.ca/sites/rnao-ca/files/College_of_Family_Physicians_of_Canada_Prison_Health_Committee_presentation_for_OCNIG_AGM.pdf OR https://www.cfpc.ca/Prison_Health_Who_We_Are/

Description:
The objective of prison health is to represent the interests of all College of Family Physicians of Canada members providing care to incarcerated men, women and youth, their families and communities, including those for whom this is part of their broad scope family practice and those with a special interest or focused practice. The Prison Health Committee involves a chair, representative from each of the 5 regions in Canada (BC/Alberta, Saskatchewan/Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada, other members based on expertise as needed, and a medical student or resident. The committee will focus on advocacy initiatives and continuing medical education, related to prison health. Meetings are in-person once a year and teleconference 2-3 times per year. Please contact the indicated email for more information on getting involved.

: Lisa Murphy (administrative assistant of Dr. Fedoroff)
: Lisa.Murphy@theroyal.ca
: https://sexualbehavioursclinic.ca
: 613-225-7272
: The Royal Ottawa Hospital, 1145 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4

Description:
The Sexual Behaviours Clinic (SBC) at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre in Ottawa, Canada, is the primary clinic in Eastern Ontario for assessment and treatment of problematic sexual interests and behaviours. The SBC is a clinical, teaching, and research facility that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of people with criminal and non-criminal paraphilic interests and behaviours. In 2015, the SBC was awarded the American Psychiatric Association’s prestigious “Gold Award” for a program of clinical and academic excellence. The clinic was selected as the unanimous winner of the award, over applicants from all over North America. The two primary goals of the SBC are to: (1) Eliminate problematic sexual interests and behaviours; and (2) Promote healthy sexual interests and legal sexual behaviours. These goals are rooted in the belief that problematic sexual interests can be changed into healthy, pro-social and consenting sexual interests. Please contact Lisa Murphy at lisa.murphy@theroyal.ca to inquire about research placement opportunities available to graduate students.

: Dr. Floyd Wood
: floyd.wood@theroyal.ca 
: 613-225-7272

Description:
Current roles:
UGME Psychiatry Site Education Director at The Royal 
Forensic Psychiatrist 
– Family Court Clinic 
– Telepsychiatry Correctional Clinics

Description of roles:
Dr. Wood’s role in the Family Court Clinic is to provide informed opinions and recommendations to the Courts regarding Child Welfare as well as Young Offender cases going before the Family Court. This takes into account each individual’s background, socioeconomic issues, mental health, addictions, and medical issues. The intent is to optimize the outcome of the child(ren)’s development into various adult roles, including education, employment, and relationships while also attempting to reduce morbidity and mortality. Furthermore, Dr. Wood’s role in the Telepsychiatry Correctional Clinics is to provide timely and sufficient mental health assessments and care to incarcerated individuals. Prisons have come to be considered one of the largest mental health hospitals in the United States and Canada, and it was opined that these individuals’ Human Rights were being impinged by lack of access to medical and mental health care. This is especially important considering that there is a proportion of individuals who are involved in criminal activity partly due to their mental health issues. Dr. Wood is able to provide medical student exposure to the Telepyschiatry Correctional Clinics on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons as well as Friday mornings. The Family Court Clinic exposure could also be provided on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and Wednesday and Friday afternoons. There is also upcoming research potential once data collecting is completed. 

Areas of Interest:
Dr. Wood enjoys a variety of athletic activities, including running, tennis, and curling while also maintaining a balanced lifestyle that includes participation in bookclubs and frequent travel. In addition, Dr. Wood enjoys being around his clowder of cats at home.