Theses / Unpublished

Theses / Unpublished


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 Unpublished MSc thesis, Memorial University, 1998.

Baehre, Rainer. From Pauper Lunatics to Bucke: Studies in the Management of Lunacy in 19th Century Ontario. Unpublished M.A. Thesis: University of Waterloo, 1976.

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 Unpublished MA thesis, University of British Columbia, 2010.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.

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 Unpublished MSW thesis, University of British Columbia, 2000.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.

Carten, Ron, Representatives, Informed Consent and Psychiatric Rights: Participatory Action Research by Psychiatric Patients in Vancouver, BC, Unpublished research paper, 2016.  Paper reports on the findings of a working group of persons who had been treated in the psychiatric system and conducted focus groups around the question of representation agreements for patients who do not have the right of informed consent to treatment.

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 Unpublished MSc thesis, University of British Columbia, 2005.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.

Coates, Jacqueline S. “I wouldn’t tell them anything personal”: Women’s experience of psychiatric intervention. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1997. Thesis considers women’s experience of the psychiatric system as a source of oppression, including psychiatric ideology, treatment, stigmatization. Also presents stories of how women resisted the psychiatric system.

Davies, Megan J. The Patients’ World: British Columbia’s Mental Health Facilities, 1910-1935. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Waterloo, 1989.  Thesis examines the world of asylum inmates, considering gender, work, therapy and entering and leaving the institution.

Duncan, V. The importance of social support for women on their road to recovery. Unpublished MSW thesis, McGill 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.

Dyck, Erika. Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD and Post-World War II Medical Experimentation. Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, McMaster University, 2005.

Foster, M. A historical overview of art therapy since the advent of deinstitutionalization. Unpublished MA thesis, Concordia University, 1989.

Farrahi-Avval, Neyaz. Oral Health Status and Treatment Needs of the Institutionalized Chronic Psychiatric Patients in Two Ontario Psychiatric Care Centres.  Unpublished MSc thesis, University of Toronto, 2008.  Thesis looks at the oral health of psychiatric patients in two long-term centres and considers the way in which oral wellbeing impacts quality of life.

Francis, Daniel. That Prison on the Hill: The Historical Origins of the Lunatic Asylum in the Maritime Provinces. Unpublished MA thesis, Carleton University, 1975. Thesis discusses changing attitudes towards insanity in the early 19th century in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, which in turn changed treatment and inspired the asylum. Considers the role of homelessness and poverty, as well as class inequalities and the number of immigrants within the asylum.

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.

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.

Harabalja, Devon. The Experience of Going Through the Forensic Psychiatric System for Mentally Disordered Offenders: A Patient’s View on What Helps and What Hinders.  Unpublished MA thesis, University of British Columbia, 2008. Thesis discusses the positive and negative experiences of patients in the Forensic Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital and presents recommendations at both the clinician and system levels for better patient services.

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.

Jarvis, G.E. Emergency psychiatric treatment of immigrants with psychosis. Unpublished MSc, McGill University, 2002. Thesis discusses the different and biased treatment given by emergency psychiatric responders with regards to patients from a variety of different ethnic backgrounds, including immigrants.

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.

Jolliffe, Charles Kyle. An Examination of Medical Services at the Kingston Penitentiary, 1835-1856. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, Queen’s University, 1983.

Josewski, Viviane. Lost in translation? A critical exploration of Aboriginal mental health reform in the Interior Health. Unpublished MSc, Simon Fraser University, 2009. Thesis examines Aboriginal mental health reform, in particular looking at Indigenous participation and considering cultural appropriate mental health models.

Katz, Y. Configuring crisis: Writing, madness, and the middle voice. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of British Columbia, 2000. Thesis examines literature and the concept of reflective middle voice in mad writing.

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.

Krasnick, Cheryl Lynn. Insanity as a Reflection of Morality and Social Values in Nineteenth Century Canada: The London, Ontario Asylum for the Insane, 1870-1902. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Western Ontario, 1981. Thesis examines patients at the Ontario Asylum for the Insane/ London Psychiatric Hospital, discussing the types of people who were committed, the administrators, and contemporary ideas about insanity and treatment, gender roles, sexuality and family life.

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.

Lockett, Donna-Marie. Evaluation of the Royal Ottawa Hospital Geriatric Psychiatry In-Patient Unit. Unpublished PhD thesis, Carleton University, 1998. Thesis discusses the increasing need for geriatric psychiartic in-patient programs, with a research focus on the Royal Ottawa Hospital.

Mate, John Joseph. The Maples: The evolution of a therapeutic community: A case study. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1972. Thesis examines the therapeutic community and treatment process at Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre, Coquitlam, BC. Research is conducted from the perspective of the youths, the staff and the researcher.

McCormick, Roderick Michael. The Facilitation of Healing for the First Nations People of British Columbia. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Victoria, 1994. Thesis discusses the mental health needs of First Nations peoples and considers what facilitates the healing process for the First Nations people in BC.

Price, Gifford C. A History of the Ontario Hospital, Toronto: The Development of Institutional Care and Treatment of the Mentally Ill in Ontario as Revealed Through the History of the Ontario Hospital, Toronto. Unpublished MSW Research Report: University of Toronto, 1950.

Stewart, S. L. Indigenous mental health: Canadian native counsellors’ narratives. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Victoria, 2007. Thesis discusses the importance of the cultural perspective in mental health services for the Indigenous people of Canada and describes the experiences of five Indigenous counsellors.

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.

Morrill, Michael. A strategic analysis of mental health services in Central Okanagan. Unpublished MBA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2006. Thesis discusses the struggle to meet increased demand for community support, in particular at the Central Okanagan Child Development Association.

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.

Neill, Roger B. An instance of Gestalt therapy with emotionally disturbed adolescents in a therapeutic community. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1976. Thesis discusses the use of Gestalt Therapy for adolescents in an institutional therapeutic community and explores the use of gestalt therapy among middle and upper class patients.

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.

Reaume, Geoffrey. 999 Queen Street West: Patient Life at the Toronto Hospital for the Insane, 1870-1940. Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis: University of Toronto, 1997.

Sillars, Dorothy Jean. The Development of Community Mental Health Nursing in Toronto from 1917 to 1947. Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis: University of Toronto, 1983.

Smith, Kira. The Red Chair. Unpublished M.A. Research Project, Carleton University, 2018. Undergraduate reflection paper and novella employs creative writing alongside archival documents to reimagine to life of a female psychiatric patient at Brockville Asylum, Ontario over multiple decades throughout the first half of the twentieth century.

Strange, Carolyn. The Velvet Glove: Maternalistic Reform at the Andrew Mercer Ontario Reformatory for Females, 1874-1927. Unpublished M.S. Thesis: University of Ottawa, 1993.

Tait, Donna Marlene. The Potential for Emotional Healing in Illness: A Journey of Meaning-Making. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Victoria, 2004. Thesis discusses the importance of making meaning in illness to help with emotional healing. Includes short participant biographies.

Wakeford, Paola. Pathways followed by mentally disordered accused persons: A comparative study of procedures in the Mexican state of Sinaloa and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2003. Thesis compares legal provisions, treatment, and available mental health facilities in BC versus Sinaloa, Mexico.

Wosilius, Monica. Eugenical Sterilization of Essondale Patients, 1930-1940. Unpublished M.A. Thesis: University of Victoria, 1996.