The Joint OPA/CAPDA Guidelines for Best Practices in Psychological Insurer Examinations.
OPA/CAPDA IE Guidelines working group (2016). OPA/CAPDA: Toronto. 

http://www.psych.on.ca/OPA/media/Members/Guidelines/IEGuidelinesforBestPracticesFINAL_1.pdf?ext=.pdf


Guidelines for Best Practices in Electronic Communications.

OPA Communications and Member Services Committee (2015). OPA: Toronto. 

http://www.psych.on.ca/OPA/media/Members/Guidelines/Guidelines-for-Best-Practices-in-Electronic-Communications.pdf?ext=.pdf

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Ontario Psychological Association Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment in Auto Insurance Claims
Article in Psychological Injury and Law 4(2):89-126 · May 2011
DOI: 10.1007/s12207-011-9103-6

http://www.psych.on.ca/OPA/media/Public/OPA%20Guidelines%20and%20Reviews/opa-auto-guidelines-2010.pdf?ext=.pdf


Course of distress and quality of life in testicular cancer patients before, during, and after chemotherapy: Results of a pilot study
Article in Psycho-Oncology 12(8):814-20 · December 2003
DOI: 10.1002/pon.703 · Source: PubMed

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amber_Smith9/publication/8953689_Course_of_distress_and_quality_of_life_in_testicular_cancer_patients_before_during_and_after_chemotherapy_Results_of_a_pilot_study/links/5526f7f20cf2e486ae40d7fd.pdf​


Parent and adolescent adjustment to pediatric cancer: Associations with coping, social support, and family function
Article in Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 20(1):36-47 · January 2003
DOI: 10.1053/jpon.2003.5 · Source: PubMed

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1053/jpon.2003.5


Cognitive-behavioral intervention for distress in patients with melanoma: Comparison with standard medical care and impact on quality of life
​Article in Cancer 98(4):854-64 · August 2003
DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11579 · Source: PubMed

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.11579/full


Assessment of psychological distress in prospective bone marrow transplant patients
Article in Bone Marrow Transplantation 29(11):917-25 · July 2002
DOI: 10.1038/sj.bmt.1703557 · Source: PubMed

http://search.proquest.com/openview/a2e9dda875c8325e0aa974bc3cf31d7f/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=36075


Behavioral medicine: the challenge of integrating psychological and behavioral approaches into primary care
Article in Effective clinical practice: ECP 5(2):75-83 · March 2002
Source: PubMed

http://ecp.acponline.org/marapr02/trask.htm


Cancer-specific worry interference in women attending a breast and ovarian cancer risk evaluation program: Impact on emotional distress and health functioning
Article in Psycho-Oncology 10(5):349 - 360 · September 2001
DOI: 10.1002/pon.510

https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/35160/510_ftp.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y


Psychosocial characteristics of individuals with non-stage IV melanoma
Article in Journal of Clinical Oncology 19(11):2844-50 · July 2001
Source: PubMed

http://ascopubs.org/doi/pdf/10.1200/JCO.2001.19.11.2844


Primary Care Physician Responses to a Panic Disorder Vignette: Diagnostic Suspicion and Clinical Management
Article in The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine 28(2):179-88 · February 1998
DOI: 10.2190/3ATH-C9F4-2RTA-PXHA · Source: PubMed

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.2190/3ATH-C9F4-2RTA-PXHA

Our psychologists don't belong to all of these organizations. But, we thought that you might find some of them to be helpful.


Ontario Psychological Association: http://www.psych.on.ca
College of Psychologists of Ontario: http://www.cpo.on.ca
Canadian Psychological Association : http://www.cpa.ca
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies:http://www.abct.org

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: https://www.istss.org

The National Association for Multicultural Education: http://www.nameorg.org

​Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada:http://www.trc.ca

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation:www.onf.org



@DrAmberSmith
  • COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) at 905-972-8338
  • St. Josephs Hospital EPT at 905-522-4941​

Dr. Smith's Publications

  • Six Nations Crisis Services 1-866-445-2204 or 445-2204
  • Ganohkwasra 519-445-4324
  • Brant Crisis Response at 1-866-811-7188
  • Crisis Assessment & Support Team of Halidmand-Norfolk at 1-866-487-2278

Emergency / Crisis contacts

If you or someone you care about is feeling like they might hurt themselves or someone else, call 911, contact one of the services below, or go to your nearest emergency room. You also can call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 if you have questions about how to proceed.

Hamilton and surrounding area

Links to Associations and Organizations 

Online Resources

Resources

Aboriginal Health Centre (De Dwa Da Dehs Neys – Provides mental health outreach services, counselling, case management, wellness plans, service coordination and referrals, community education and resource co-ordination and networking.http://aboriginalhealthcentre.com/


Alcohol, Drug, and Gambling Clinics and Programs – ADGS provides counselling for people with concerns about alcohol, drugs (over age 23) or gambling (over age 12) and information and support for family and friends. This website provides further details about their services, and information and resource links.https://www.hamilton.ca/public-health/clinics-services/alcohol-drug-and-gambling-clinics-programs


COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) – A program of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. The website offers crisis information including the 24 hour crisis line and information for youth, adults and seniors. Under COAST for Youth, learn about their service, frequently asked questions, quick facts, topic information and resources.http://coasthamilton.ca/


Good Shepherd – Housing, food, women’s services, youth services, health clinics, crisis, employment, and mental health programs. http://www.goodshepherdcentres.ca/


Hamilton Police Services – Learn about the services of HPS, news and media releases and related information.https://hamiltonpolice.on.ca/hps/


Hamilton Regional Indian Centre – A variety of programs, including: health and wellness, nutrition, family support, alternative education, healthy babies/healthy children, employment, cultural activities for children and youth, alcohol/drug services, etc.http://www.hric.ca/


John Howard Society – Provides a range of prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation programs that alleviate issues related to crime and its root causes. This website outlines their local services, resources, and provides news and events, links to JHS Ontario, policy publications, etc. http://johnhoward.on.ca/hamilton/


Sexual Health Clinics – Provide many services including testing for sexually transmitted infections and birth control. Testing for sexually transmitted infections is available for males and females of any age. Birth control is available based on medical eligibility. Obtain clinic hours and locations, contact information and relevant links.https://www.hamilton.ca/public-health/clinics-services/sexual-health-clinics


The AIDS Network – Offers education as well as services and support to men, women, children and families who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. http://www.aidsnetwork.ca/


Wesley Urban Ministries – Children, Youth & Family Services, Neighborhood & Newcomer Services, and Housing & Homelessness Services. http://wesley.ca/


YMCA – Provides health and fitness, child care, immigrant services, employment services, camp opportunities and community initiatives. https://ymcahbb.ca/Home


Youth Wellness Centre – Provides expert mental health care by appointment including counselling, support and navigation services for young people aged 17- 25. http://www.stjoes.ca/hospital-services/mental-health-addiction-services/mental-health-services/youth-wellness-centre


YWCA – Provides multiple programs and services for women and girls, including: transitional housing, childcare, employment programs, health and wellness programs, developmental services, and seniors active living centre. http://ywcahamilton.org/

Transparency ~ Security  ~ Respect

Dr. Smith has edited and co-authored several publications and made many professional presentations during her career. Here are links to free versions of some of the articles she has published:

​​​​​Smith Health Consulting


Local Resources

Ohsweken / Six Nations and surrounding area

AnxietyBC - Information and resources from the Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia about understanding, recognizing and managing different types of anxiety. Self-help tools are provided. Articles and resource links in English and several other languages.

 https://www.anxietybc.com/


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - Information about the Centre and its services. Under “Health Information” tab, find ‘Mental Health & Addiction A-Z’, ‘Information for Parents’, ‘Information in Languages other than English’, and ‘Finding Help’. 

http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/Pages/home.aspx


Mindcheck.ca - B.C.-based website to help young people, families and professionals through education, self-care tools, downloads of promotional materials and curriculum resources. Also includes information on how to support someone with mental health concerns and promoting mental wellness. http://mindcheck.ca/


Ontario Mental Health Helpline - Free information about mental health services in Ontario. Find programs and services in your area through directory, chat or email. Quick facts information, slideshows, quizzes, order or print resources including posters and wallet-sized cards and resource links. http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca/

Self-Injury Outreach and Support - A collaborative project between McGill University and Guelph University – a non-profit outreach initiative providing information and resources about self-injury to those who self-injure, those who have recovered, and those who want to help. Includes personal stories, downloadable guidelines for families, coping tips guide printout, and resource links. http://sioutreach.org/


Canadian Mental Health Association - Information about CMHA and getting involved, facts and information on mental health topics, brochures and guidebooks, mental fitness tips, media releases, policy documents, and research reports. http://www.cmha.ca/

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