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SJHH ... / Health Services/ Mental Health & Addiction Services/ Mental Health Services/ Schizophrenia & Community Integration Service (SCIS)/ Centralized Rehabilitation Resource Clinic

Centralized Rehabilitation Resource Clinic

What this program does...

Centralized Rehabilitation is comprised of a variety of programs designed to assist people with serious mental illnesses, living both in and out of hospital, to gain or regain valued roles through evidence-based rehabilitation. Programs include:

  • Vocational Counseling
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Family Education Program for Schizophrenia

How this program helps...

The programs follow Psychosocial Rehabilitation principles to deliver person-centred, strengths-based services determined by your own goals for personal growth and development in living, learning, social activities and work.

Vocational Counseling

  • You work with a vocational counselor to explore vocational goals, career values, interests and talents to identify employment and education goals. Together you plan and implement strategies to make your goals a reality. The vocational counselor can assist you to access skills training, supported employment, education programs and volunteer placements.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Pamphlet

Therapeutic Recreation

  • Therapeutic Recreation service utilizes functional intervention, leisure education and recreation participation processes. Service is focused on the acquisition and maintenance of resources, skills, knowledge and behaviours, which allow for independent functioning and optimal benefits of a balanced leisure lifestyle. 
  • A referral to Therapeutic Recreation can provide services within physical, social, cognitive, spiritual and affective domains, on site and in the community. One on one service includes assessment, goal setting, support with implementation and evaluation of progress. Central Rehabilitation Resource Clinic also co-ordinates West 5th Campus recreation therapy participation programs and events 7 days a week, on weekends and evenings, which do not require a referral and are advertised through our monthly calendar.
  • Referrals for specific group programs may include Yoga, Imagine Art, Fitness Programs and Leisure Education Groups. For more information, please call (905) 522-1155, ext. 36407.

Your Care Team

The dedicated and highly skilled care team at the Centralized Rehabilitation Resource Clinic consists of professionals to assist with supporting people with serious mental illnesses, living both in and out of hospital, to gain or regain valued roles through evidence-based rehabilitation. The team is closely integrated with community resources and supports to provide a coordinated seamless approach to patient care.


  • Vocational Counseling,contact Jamie Powell Administrative Assistant 905-522-1155 ext. 36407
  • Therapeutic Recreation, contact Sandra Berzaitis-Smith, Senior Recreation Therapist: Centralized Rehabilitation Resource Clinic ext. 905-522-1155 ext.35566

Referral Process

The services are intended for adults with serious mental illnesses and addiction. To learn more about any of our programs,contact Alycia Gillespie, Manager Rehabilitation Services at 905-522-1155 ext. 39034.

A referral is required for all services with the exception of a few Centralized Therapeutic Recreation programs. To receive a referral package contact:  Jamie Powell Administrative Assistant, 905-522-1155, ext. 36407.

Centralized Rehabilitation Resource Clinic Referral Form

Maps & Directions

Clinical and administrative offices are located at St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s West 5th Campus, Level 1, Block D.

Map to West 5th Campus

We ask that you do not bring any valuables with you as the hospital cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items.