Theses / Unpublished
Agarwal-Narale, T. Mental health of South Asian women: Dialogues with recent immigrants on post-migration, help-seeking and coping strategies. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 2005.
Alexander, Kathryn. Writing up/writing down a textual ethnography: Documentation practices in a mental health boarding home. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1993. Thesis examines the daily log from a community mental health boarding home written by mental health workers and discusses daily work shifts and social relations and some “forms of reading and writing [that] may also open up possibilities of resistance, creativity and connection within institutions.
Allen, Thomas. Someone to talk to: Care and Control of the homeless. 1997. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1997. Thesis discusses the life experiences of the homeless in BC and their life histories.
Atkinson, J.S. Review of information systems for administration and planning in the Vancouver Island Health Authority’s mental health and addictions services. Unpublished MPA thesis, University of Victoria, 2003. Thesis discusses the health information requirements of health care workers in VIHA Mental Health and Addiction Services and the system’s structure. Considers the strengths and weaknesses of that system, including regarding community supports.
Barrowman, G. Factors influencing the outcome of community care in a quick response trial in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Unpublished MSc thesis, Memorial University, 1998.
Boys, John F. The Birth of a Community Mental Health Clinic. M.S.W. Report: University of Toronto, 1953.
Briault, Margaret A. A History of the Toronto Mental Health Clinic, 1946-1954: With Particular Reference to a Change in Function. M.S.W. Thesis: University of Toronto, 1954.
Brown, J. Creating the therapeutic reality: An ethnographic account of an outpatient therapeutic community at a university psychiatric hospital. Unpublished MA thesis, University of British Columbia, 2010. Thesis is an account of daily life at an outpatient centre at a university psychiatric hospital and includes a discussion of an outpatient therapeutic community.
Burnell, Thomas. Constructing Consent: The Emergence of Corporatism within the Vancouver Mental Health System. Unpublished MA thesis, University of British Columbia, 1992. Thesis discusses the relationship between the provincial state and nonprofit societies that were part of Vancouver’s mental health system, focusing on the Coast Foundation Society and the Greater Vancouver Mental Health Services Society.
Carson, J. P. From the voices of experience, the road to recovery. Unpublished MSW thesis, University of British Columbia, 2000. Thesis presents stories of six individuals and their experience in the psychiatric system to consider possible routes to healing.
Cellard, André. Folie et société au Québec: de la Nouvelle-France au milieu du XIXe siècle, Thèse de doctorat en histoire, Université d’Ottawa, 1988.
Chambers, Susan. Implementing the 1987 draft plan to downsize Riverview Hospital: Expanding the social control network. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1993. Thesis discusses deinstitutionalization in BC’s Lower Mainland region and the effects it has had on mental health practice, social service workers and ex-patients. Looks at Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.
Chan, Christina Wai Mei. Coping with Schizophrenia Among Chinese Families in Toronto. Unpublished MSW thesis, York University, 1998. Thesis discusses how first generation Chinese immigrant families in the Toronto region deal with family members with a Schizophrenia diagnosis. Primarily considers homecare of family members.
Chupik, Jessa. Community and Asylum: Caring for ‘Idiot’ Children in Early Twentieth Century Ontario, 1900-1935. Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis. McMaster University, 2005.
Clarke, Ian H. Public Provision for the Mentally Ill in Alberta, 1907-1936. Unpublished M.A. Thesis: University of Calgary, 1973.
Clark, Nancy. Community Mental Health Professionals’ Perspectives on Incorporating Spirituality in Their Care of Clients with Serious Mental Illness: A Qualitative Inquiry. Unpublished MSc thesis, University of British Columbia, 2005. Thesis discusses the utility of spirituality in mental health care (benefits and negative impacts) and how mental health professionals might incorporate spirituality in community practice settings.
Colls, M.H. Role of the mental hospital in the provision of service to the adult psychotic patient by the government of British Columbia. Unpublished MSc thesis, University of British Columbia, 1976. Thesis discusses the role of Riverview Hospital within the development of mental health policy and other alternative programs and considers the development of alternatives to the hospital.
Corbett, A. F. Not so good, not so bad: An ethnographic study of the lives of former residents of Exon House following deinstitutionalization. Unpublished MA thesis, Memorial University, 1997.
Crow, M.G.S. Police intervention under the Mental Health Act: A comparison of rural and urban approaches. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Ottawa, 1996.
Dickinson, Harley D. Community Psychiatry: The Transformation of Psychiatric Work. Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis: University of Lancaster, 1984.
Dinham, P. S. Conceptions and management of mental illness in outport Newfoundland. Unpublished MA thesis, Memorial University, 1972.
Duncan, V. The importance of social support for women on their road to recovery. Unpublished MSW thesis, McGill University, 2001.
Durdle, J.L. Women, health and social change in a rural Newfoundland community. Unpublished MA thesis, Memorial University, 2001.
Durst, Adrienne. Art Therapy: Three Models of Community-Based Mental Health Facilities. MA thesis, Concordia University, 1999. Thesis considers art therapy and the role art therapy has played in community-based mental health facilities since deinstitutionalization.
Dussault, Marie. From institution to community: Exploring the challenges of caring for youth with severe mental illness. Unpublished MPP, Simon Fraser University, 2006.
Dwyer, M. Client satisfaction with services delivered in a mental health crisis centre during its first year of operations. Unpublished MSc thesis, Memorial University, 1998.
Elias, Brenda Mary. Without Intention: Rural Responses to Uncovering the Hidden Aspects of Homelessness in Ontario, 2000 to 2007. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Toronto, 2009. Thesis discusses rural homelessness and the processes and policy-making that rural communities engage in to address the matter.
Ely, P.W. Quality of life and social integration of psychiatrically disabled citizens in community residences. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Ottawa, 1991.
Evans, D. A. From adolescence to adulthood: A study of the relationship between social factors and outcome for young psychiatric patients. Unpublished MSW thesis, University of British Columbia, 1990. Thesis aims to construct a profile of young people admitted to the Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at Vancouver General hospital considering future chronic mental illness. Study was done in a community setting and discusses use of community resources.
Evenson, Daniela. The Impact of Provincial Government Funding Arrangements on Community-Based Nonprofit Organizations Providing Mental Health Services. Unpublished MSW thesis, University of Manitoba, 2000. Thesis discusses the second phase of mental health reform, the state funding of nonprofits that provide supports for community living and their bureaucratization.
Farrally, Vicki Lea. An Analysis of Need Assessment in the Mental Health Context. Unpublished MSc thesis, University of British Columbia, 1975. This thesis discusses the use of needs analysis in the community mental health movement. Considers poverty in this community.
Gnam, William H. The Economic Costs of Depressive Disorders in Ontario, 1990. Unpublished MSc thesis, University of Toronto, 1997. Thesis discusses the economic cost of depressive disorders in Ontario, including outpatient pharmaceutical expenses.
Goatcher, Sandra M. Attitudes of Older Adults Toward Their Peers with Mental Disabilities. Unpublished MSc thesis, University of Manitoba, 2000. Thesis discusses the attitudes of older adults without disabilities towards their peers with disabilities in the setting of community-based senior programs. Income is one factor examined in the study.
Gordon, R.M. Mental disorders, law and state: A sociological analysis of the period of reform in Canadian mental health law. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of British Columbia, 1988. Thesis discusses legal reform in Canadian mental health laws and how it reflects changes in psychiatry, economy and human agency. Details development of community-based mental health resources following de-institutionalization.
Graham, John R. The Haven: A Toronto Charity for Women, 1878-1930. Unpublished M.A. Thesis: Queen’s University, 1990.
Grenville, Rita. Unspoken Voices: The Experiences and Preferences of Adult Mental Health Consumers Regarding Housing and Supports. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Calgary, 2000. Thesis examines the mental health consumer movement and the desire of consumers to have input into policy, sharing their experiences mental health, housing and the mental health system.
Guirguis-Younger, M. Combining bibliotherapy and community-based intervention. An alternative model for treating depression in older adults with health problems. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Ottawa, 2000.
Hanna, Lisa J. Chronic Manic Depressives, Schizoaffectives and their Female Family Caregivers: The Political Economy of Mental Health Care and the Governance of Madness. Unpublished MA thesis, Carleton University, 1998. Thesis discusses the burden of long-term caregiving for individuals with mental health diagnoses living in the community and how this work is often undertaken by women.
Harron, Erin Elizabeth. What to do about Whalley? Homelessness in Surrey’s city Centre. Unpublished MPP, Simon Fraser University, 2007. Thesis discusses homelessness in Whalley, an urban district of the municipality of Surrey, BC, in particular looking at local policy development, stigma, substance abuse and mental health.
Horgan, Salinda Anne. Tracing the Tensions, Constructions, and Social Relations Surrounding Community Integration Practice for Individuals with Severe Mental Illness: A Focus on Assertive Community Treatment. Unpublished PhD thesis, Queen’s University, 2007. Thesis discusses assertive community treatment, the successes and limitations and the impact of ‘organizing structures’ like ACT.
Jacobs, K. J. Mental health issues in an urban aboriginal population: Focus on substance abuse. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 2007.
Jacobs, K. J. Relationships between abuse and physical/mental health in a sample of urban help-seeking women. Unpublished PhD thesis, McGill University, 2007.
Johnson, Cornelia. A History of Mental Health Care in Manitoba: A Local Manifestation of an International Social Movement. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Manitoba, 1980. Thesis discusses the development of the mental health system in Manitoba, from the institution to community care, considering changes in psychiatry and treatment, disillusionment with the asylum system and the move to community care.
Johnson, M. Audrey. The Impact of Gender and Ethnicity on the Use of Mental Health Services: A Case Study of Twenty Immigrant and Refugee Women. Unpublished MSW thesis, University of British Columbia, 1988. Thesis considers the absence of immigrant and refugee women from discussion of policy issues, programme planning and mental health literature in general and evaluates the socio-economic impacts of migrant experiences.
Johnston, C.W. Whither the community in community health centres? The limits of primary care reform. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Toronto, 1999.
Kakuma, R. Utilization of health services for depression and anxiety in Ontario: An eleven-year comparison of determinants. Unpublished PhD thesis, McGill University, 2007. Thesis compares the utilization of health services between 1991 and 2002 in Ontario by people with different mental health diagnoses and discusses enabling or impeding factors for many people, including income.
Kelm, Mary-Ellen. Women and Families in the Asylum Practice of Charles Edward Doherty at the Provincial Hospital for the Insane 1905-1915. Unpublished M.A. Thesis: Simon Fraser University, 1990.
Kent, T. Representations of family: The effect of the national alliance of [i.e. for] the mentally ill provider education program on assertive community treatment provider representations of family. Unpublished MSW thesis, McGill University, 2003.
Kirsh, B. Factors associated with work integration for mental health consumers. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Toronto, 1999.
Kwon, Jean Ji Hyun. Compliance in Schizophrenia: Outpatients Taking Oral Antipsychotics. Unpublished MSc thesis, University of Toronto, 2000. Thesis studies differences in relapse rates between Schizophrenic patients who are compliant versus noncompliant patients in an outpatient setting.
Lal, S. Intersectoral coloration in a work insertion program for individuals with mental illness: A case study. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill, 2001.
Larivière, N. Adjustment to community residential settings among severely and chronically mentally ill older adults. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 2001.
Libbiter, A.P. Asylum, commitment, and psychiatric treatment in historical context. Unpublished MSW thesis, University of British Columbia, 1994. Thesis discusses the interaction of asylum-based care, the dominance of psychiatry, and mental health legislation and considers the consequences of these interactions. Thesis covers deinstitutionalization and the development of community-based alternatives to institutional care.
Lifshitz, Pleet, J. C. Quality of life of intellectually challenged adults living in the community. Unpublished MSW thesis, McGill University, 2002.
Lloyd, D. A. Socioeconomic consequences of early onset psychiatric disorders: Mental illness and stress in a life course perspective. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Toronto, 2000.
MacDougall, Jan Patrice. Re-addressing Emotional Anguish: Critical Analysis of a University’s Mental Health Services. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Toronto, 2009. Thesis discusses mental health and illness at universities with a particular focus on different ways to think about emotional anguish.
Marcenko, M. O. The influence of informal social support on coping, stress and life satisfaction in mothers of children with severe developmental disabilities. Unpublished PhD thesis, McGill University, 1988.
Margolese, H. C. Drug and alcohol use among patients with schizophrenia and related psychoses: Levels, consequences and changes in psychiatric symptoms and substance abuse at twelve-month follow-up. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 2003.
Martin, A. Burnout and job satisfaction in mental health professionals: A comparison of community organizations and hospital-affiliated staff working in intense follow-up teams of severely mentally ill individuals. Unpublished PhD thesis, McGill University, 2002. Thesis discusses burnout versus job satisfaction experienced by mental health professionals experience working with people who have severe mental illness.
McCormack, D. The meaning of health to homeless persons. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 1990. Thesis examines how homeless people view health and discusses people living in the community and their perceptions of their own health.
McGrath, B.M. Understanding the role of atypical antipsychotic medication from the patients’ perspective: A cross-sectional survey comparing risperidone and olanzapine on subjective dimensions of outcome. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 2003. Thesis examines the use of certain medications on schizophrenic individuals and the impact of medication from the patients’ perspective on their day to day activities.
McIntosh, Bryne D. The relationship between perceived family criticism and quality of life and relapse rates in patients with schizophrenia. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 1994. Thesis discusses the effects of positive and negative family criticism on psychiatric patients and considers the relationship between perceived family criticism and quality of life.
McKenzie, Emily J. C. The Experience of Family Members Living with a Relative With Schizophrenia. Unpublished MSc thesis, University of Calgary, 2000. Thesis discusses the experiences of families living with a family member with a schizophrenia diagnosis.
Montgomery, Phyllis. To Keep Close: Mothering Amidst Serious Mental Illness and Suffering. Unpublished PhD thesis, McMaster University, 2003. Thesis discusses women with serious mental illness and their shared desire to mother as a strategy of being ‘normal’.
Morrill, Michael. A strategic analysis of mental health services in Central Okanagan. Thesis discusses the struggle to meet increased demand for community support, in particular at the Central Okanagan Child Development Association. Unpublished MBA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2006.
Murray, C. L. Unemployment and the mental health of Newfoundland women affected by the fishery closure. Unpublished Masters of Nursing thesis, Memorial University, 2000.
Myers, N. M. Defining their situation: The experience of long-term mental patients in an asylum committed to non-institutional treatment. Unpublished MA thesis, McGill University, 1979.
Nemiroff, R. Beyond rehousing: Community integration of women who have experienced homelessness. Unpublished MA/PhD, University of Ottawa, 2010.
Nijjar, Hartinderjeet. Improving community support programs for the mentally ill. Unpublished MPP, Simon Fraser University, 2009. Thesis examines the policy and the process of deinstitutionalization in order to suggest ways of increasing community support for those living with long-term mental illness.
Prince, Pamela Namoranda. Perceived Stigma and Community Integration Among People with Serious Mental Illness Served by Assertive Community Treatment Teams. Unpublished PhD thesis, Carleton University, 1999. Thesis examines assertive community treatment, focusing on the perceived stigma, and the importance of social support and participant self-esteem.
Rhodes, A.E. Gender, type of mental disorder and use of outpatient mental health services. Unpublished PhD, University of Toronto, 1999.
Rogers, Scott. Down But Not Out: A Study of a Men’s Shelter From a Symbolic Interactionist Perspective. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Windsor, 1997. Thesis discusses men living in homeless shelters, detailing homelessness and poverty.
Roy, P. Listen to me: Experiences of recovery for mental health service users. Unpublished MSW thesis, University of British Columbia, 2008.
Royant, C. Les systèms de sens et leurs intéractions dans la psychose chez des réfugiés ayant vécu la torture. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 2010.
Scattolon, Y. Perceptions of depression and coping with depressive experiences among rural women in New Brunswick. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of New Brunswick, 1993.
Seager, John William. Mental institutions: Their structure, function and effectiveness. Unpublished MA, Simon Fraser University, 1973. Thesis discusses the shift from ‘total institution’ to community mental health programs with a focus on British Columbia.
Sillars, Dorothy Jean. The Development of Community Mental Health Nursing in Toronto from 1917 to 1947. Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis: University of Toronto, 1983.
Steff, M. Active living and seniors with intellectual disability – an ecological perspective. Unpublished PhD thesis, McGill University, 2009.
Taylor, S. Living on the other side of nowhere: Unravelling meanings of community in the context of the TAGS era. Unpublished PhD thesis, Memorial University, 2001.
Taleshi, M. M. The relationship between acculturation and positively and negatively defined mental health for the Iranian migrant community of Canada. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 2003.
Thibault, K. Smoke and Mirrors: Reflections of policy and practice for those with a mental illness and who are in conflict with the law. Unpublished MSW thesis, McGill University, 2005. Thesis discusses mental health policy and the language of mental health policy which frames mental health patients in legal terms.
Tomlinson, Peter Brook. A Community Support System for the Chronically Mentally Disabled of Vancouver Island. Unpublished MSc thesis, University of British Columbia, 1979. Thesis presents and discusses existing regional community mental health services available, and gives recommendations for improvements.
Toth, Jean Laura. The role of selected personality characteristics in the prediction of psychiatric rehospitalization: Deinstitutionalization re-visited. Unpublished PhD thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1992. Thesis examines a number of psychiatric patients and proposes patterns of re-hospitalization. Includes a brief history of deinstitutionalization and community care.
Trudeau, Tracey Lynn. Transition of Adolescent Students with Bipolar Disorder from Hospital to Receiving Schools: The Educational Aftercare Planning Process. Unpublished MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, 2000. Thesis discusses the educational needs of youth with Bipolar Disorder who have been hospitalized and the community-based support services used after their release from hospital.
Tully, Tracey Lynnn. On Being Homeless: Women’s Sense of Connection. Unpublished MScN thesis, University of Toronto, 1997. Thesis examines the lives of homeless women and their relationships with others.
Verlaan, Vincent Leo T. P. R. Riding the decentralization wave: Social control implications of youth mental health reform. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1991. Thesis is a critique of decentralization-centred reform at Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre, Coquitlam, BC.
Viragh, G. Elder loneliness, social support and depression. Unpublished MSW thesis, McGill University, 2005.
Virley O’Connor, B. Social role valorization, social network transactions and life satisfaction for people with psychiatric disabilities. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Ottawa, 2001.
Wacko, William J. Boarding-out Care at the Ontario Hospital, New Toronto: A Study of the Historical Development of Boarding-out Care at the Ontario Hospital, New Toronto, and a Description of the Present Use of this Program, as Revealed by a Statistical Analysis of 182 Case Histories of Patients Placed in Boarding-Out Homes from April 1, 1945 to December 31, 1949. M.S.W. Research Report: University of Toronto, 1951.
Walsh, Claire. The community re-entry of mentally disordered offenders in British Columbia. Unpublished MPP, Simon Fraser University, 2007. Thesis discusses the overrepresentation of people with mental health conditions in BC jails and cyclical patterns of commitment for low-level crime, release, failure to re-integrate into the community and re-offence. Considers services that can support with the process of community re- entry.
Yakimchuk, Rachel. Geographical release patterns and characteristics of not criminally responsible accused persons discharged into the community: An environmental perspective. Unpublished MA, Simon Fraser University, 2005. Thesis traces where people labelled “not criminally responsible” go after they are released from the hospital and discusses their socio-economic situation.