PTSD Pre-Vocational Program

Directed by an Occupational Therapist, CVE’s PTSD Pre-Vocational Program addresses trauma triggers and warning signs, by exploring coping mechanisms and symptom stabilization, as well as providing education and implementation of health and wellness strategies in order to improve overall level of function. Using a multi-disciplinary approach including a review and collection of medical/vocational documentation along with consultation and collaboration with other health care professionals as well as the referral source to facilitate recovery, emphasis is placed on the progress towards the individual’s functional goals using evidence-based strategies. The intensive program provides sufficient support and ongoing evaluation, as proven to be effective in improving PTSD symptoms and reduction in depression over a shorter period of time. The flexible program structure has been developed based on current successful application of Occupational Therapy methods and techniques in improving client function and mental health and can be provided in clinic or in the community to best meet the client’s needs and interests.