M.A.C.
Maximize Assessment Capabilities

Attend our live virtual interactive workshop NoV 26 & 27, 2021 
from 8:30 am to 4:30 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

What is M.A.C.?

M.A.C., or Maximize Assessment Capabilities, is an integrated occupational therapy model for assessment and treatment to enable us to individualize our approach for Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE), Functional Abilities Evaluations (FAE), Return-to-Work (RTW) programming and Stay-at-Work (SAW) programming.

The occupational therapist chooses from the hierarchy of assessment tools within each of six individual performance component areas, from clinical observation and screening to standardized assessments to job specific tasks in order to objectively determine work abilities/limitations and strategies for management and accommodation.

What's the experience like? Hear from past attendees!

Thank you again for the amazing workshop! I will definitely be recommending your workshop to my OT colleagues.

Samantha Spector
Attended Live Virtual 2020 workshop from Montreal, Canada

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Take your workshop experience further?

In addition to the workshop, Lorraine offers all M.A.C. workshop attendees coaching and mentoring. Put the knowledge you gain from the workshop into your practice with Lorraine's personalized one-on-one sessions! Contact Lorraine directly at INFO@MAXOT.CA for more information.

Live Virtual
November 26 & 27
2021

Our live virtual workshop covers Functional Capacity Evaluations and Return to Work with Mental Health Conditions

Where?

Our workshop is a live virtual interactive workshop!
Enjoy the insights of the conference from your home or office!

When?

November 26 & 27, 2021 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

Fee & Registration?
Early Bird Rate deadline – October 15
$550.00 CDN
(+GST total is $577.50)
Regular Rate deadline – November 12
$625.00 CDN
(+GST total is $656.25)

Registration is limited to allow for small group learning. The workshop will be recorded with viewing available for 28 days following. Payment must be received within 10 business days after registration to hold your spot. Payment Options – e-transfer, cheque, PayPal, or Western Union money transfer in Canadian dollars.

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May 20/21
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Nov 20/21
2020

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Vancouver
Nov 22/23
2019

Past Workshop

Toronto
Nov 2/3
2018

About the workshop

Our live virtual interactive workshop offers and teaches the M.A.C. — Maximize Assessment Capabilities — an integrated occupational therapy model for assessment and treatment.

Current research informs us that mental health conditions are very common — in particular trauma with unexpected illness or injury. During this COVID-19 pandemic mental health impacts are paramount. People (we) are complex, heavily influenced by interconnecting individual systems (e.g. emotional, cognitive, sensory-perceptual) and the current environment. Subsequently it is challenging for us to assess and integrate all the information in a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) or to facilitate a successful return to work (RTW). Return to work is therapeutic and I consider a Functional Capacity Evaluation brief therapy. This workshop focuses on the assessment and treatment of mental health conditions to facilitate a comprehensive FCE and sustainable return to work using the whole person MAC integrated model. Clinical case studies, video, small group discussion and clinical reasoning activities are used. Workshop materials include intervention resources, assessment tools and supporting research articles. Registration is limited to allow for small group learning.

Want to take your workshop experience further?

During the workshop Lorraine covers practical, real-world examples and scenarios. However, it can still be a daunting task to take the knowledge fro the workshop and integrate it into your practice. That's why Lorraine offers all M.A.C. workshop attendees coaching and mentoring. Let Lorraine help you put the knowledge you gain from the workshop into your practice with personalized one-on-one sessions!

To inquire about one-on-one coaching sessions, contact Lorraine directly at INFO@MAXOT.CA

Goals and learning objectives

  • Hierarchy of objective assessment tools for mental health conditions — psychological, social behavioral, cognitive (performance based). Includes trauma/PTSD, learning disabilities (ADHD), worry-fear-anxiety, depression, addictions.
  • Individual beliefs/perceptions — ability/disability , self-efficacy (including mental health, cognitive, return to work), work environment.
  • Strategies and treatment.
  • FCE and RTW methods (including best effort — consistency).
  • Translate assessment results and integrate findings to work functional ability.
  • Strength based approach.
  • Therapist factors.
  • Coping styles, personality traits, cultural and family influences, workplace influences.

Target Audience

Occupational Therapists who conduct functional capacity evaluations determining work ability, functional abilities evaluations, worksite assessments, involved with gradual return to work and stay at work programming and accommodation.

While we're offering a timezone that is during office hours for Australia, all Occupational Therapists are welcome to attend! In fact, having a late afternoon start time for North America might be easier for some individuals to attend as well, outside of their regular office hours.

Should you have any questions about the timezone or the date and time our workshop is being offered, please contact us.

What is the experience like?

Hear from past attendees!

Thank you again for the amazing workshop! I will definitely be recommending your workshop to my OT colleagues.

Samantha Spector
Attended Live Virtual 2020 workshop from Montreal, Canada

Thanks for the awesome occupational therapist workshop and creating an interactive environment, sharing knowledge and asking thought-provoking questions to the group. That's not easy, especially with virtual formats and mediums.

Attended Live Virtual 2020 workshop

I absolutely loved the knowledge I gained from your course and have been able to put some of it into use already!

Attended Vancouver 2019 workshop

I wanted to say thank you again for offering this presentation and the resources and time you spent putting it together. The content is incredibly relevant to the rehab clients that I see and gave me a variety of different tools/approaches to integrate into my practice.

Attended Vancouver 2019 workshop

Have done this course – highly recommend it for OTs who are interested in cognitive assessment. Really practical and in depth.

Claudia Walker
Attended Vancouver 2019 workshop

Love the case examples. Very clear Lorraine has deep knowledge of topics and presents recent data. Excellent resources provided.

Attended Toronto 2018 workshop

Thank you for the informative workshop. I find it very helpful in terms of identifying an appropriate assessment tool for specific clients.

Attended Toronto 2018 workshop

Accommodation and transportation

Live Virtual 2021 Workshop

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year we will conduct a live virtual interactive workshop. It is in the best interest to reduce travel, in-person groups, and is the safest option available to our attendees. Partake in the conference from your own home or office – without the hassle of travel!

Remember! This is a live virtual workshop that is being offered at a time that is friendly for Toronto Occupational Therapists to attend, as well as anyone from North America! Please take comfort of the fact that you are able to attend the workshop from your home, office, or home office!


Cancellation policy

All refund requests must be sent in writing. Requests received prior to the early bird deadline will be given 50% refund. Refunds are not available after the regular registration deadline. Rights are reserved to cancel or modify the offering.

About the presenter

Lorraine Mischuk, Occupational Therapist

Lorraine Mischuk - M.A.C. - Maximize Assessment Capabilities - Interactive Workshops for Occupational Therapists - Vancouver and Toronto, Canada and Sydney, Australia

Lorraine Mischuk is a registered Occupational Therapist in the Province of Manitoba and has obtained certification in work/functional capacity evaluation C.W.C.E. She has over 30 years of clinical experience working with individuals who have sustained complex injuries, and due to the complexity it is common that these injuries and illnesses affect the individuals physically, psychosocially and cognitively. Lorraine has operated Maximize Human Capabilities since 1997. She was the first corporate Occupational Therapist with the Canadian National Railway in its main Shops in Winnipeg. She was a sessional lecturer at the University of Manitoba – Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Lorraine specializes in conducting Functional Capacity Evaluations (physical, cognitive and psychosocial), Job Demands Analysis (physical, cognitive and psychosocial); providing psychosocial rehabilitation, gradual return to work and stay at work programs, workplace accommodation (physical, cognitive and psychosocial), ergonomic assessment and training at the workplace as well as providing medical-legal consultation.

Psychosocial factors can be significant barriers with rehabilitation following physical injury of illness (e.g. anxiety and depression). In addition to her clincial practice, Lorraine has developed workshops for Occupational Therapists regarding how to identify, assess, and address these barriers with all functional assessments conducted in the workplace, home or in the clinic; and how to assist our clients with regaining their active roles at home, at work and in the community.

Lorraine’s workshops do not disappoint – she is a dynamic speaker and is passionate about everything related to Occupational Therapy, her life’s work and true calling. Her interactive, sold-out workshops were previously offered through the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists in Vancouver, Halifax, Hamilton, Fredericton, Edmonton, and Ottawa from 2014 to 2016. Starting in 2018, Lorraine started her new workshop series “Psychosocial and Cognitive Factors with Functional Capacity Evaluations and Return-to-Work in cities Calgary, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario and “Functional Capacity Evaluations and Return to Work with Mental Health Conditions” in Vancouver, British Columbia — all were well received with sold out bookings!

In 2020, due to the pandemic, Lorraine switched her delivery method and now offers an engaging, interactive workshop – LIVE and VIRTUAL! We hope to see you at the next one!

Contact us

Please contact us with any questions, comments, feedback or concerns! We will respond in a friendly and timely manner – we look forward to hearing from you. Also, if you do not see a M.A.C. Workshop in your area or region – let us know!

Contact us by email at –

info@maxot.ca

For online workshop registration see the link to our Google Form.