Contact details (Research)
Canada Research Chair in Innovation and Technology for Youth Mental Health Services
Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM)
Pavillon S – 850 rue St-Denis, S03.328
850, St-Denis, S03.452
Montréal, (QC) H2X 0A9
T 514 -890-8000 #31676
www.smjtechno.com | www.ymhtech.com
Contact details (School of Rehabilitation)
T 514 343-6111, #29924
F 514 343-2105
Researcher profile (french)
- B.Sc. Occupational Therapy, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University (1996)
- M.Sc. Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University (2002)
- Ph.D. Rehabilitation Sciences,Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (2012)
- Postdoctoral Studies in Youth Mental Health and Clinical Health Informatics, Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Health Informatics Group, McGill University; Douglas Mental Health University Institute (2014)
Current research projects
- Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Pathway for Rapid, Internet-Based Self-Referral to Mental Health Services for Youth: PRISM-ACCESS Open Minds (role: Principal investigator; funded by: IRSC, 2016-2020)
- Internet-delivered Psychosocial Therapy for Maintaining the Treatment Effects of Specialized Early Intervention for Young Adults with Psychotic Disorders: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial of Horyzons- Canada – PHASE 1 – Adaptation and Pilot Testing (role: Principal Investigator; funded by: NARSAD Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation, 2015-2017)
- Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Model for Youth Mental Health Service Transformation: ACCESS*- Canada (role: Principal Investigator; funded by: CIHR, 2016-2020)
- Enhancing Youth Mental Health: A Program of Research into Mental Health Care Needs, Pathways, Outcomes and Services (role: co-Principal Investigator; funded by: CIHR, 2015-2017)
- Feasiblity, usability, and acceptability of implementing telepsychiatry services using REACTS: Pilot study with clinicians and youth with first episode psychosis, including those experiencing homelessness (role: Principal Investigator; funded by: FRQS, subvention d’établissement, 2015-2019)
- Lal, S., Gleeson, J., Malla, A., Rivard, L., Joober, R., Chandrasena, R., & Jimenez, M.-A. (2018). Cultural and contextual adaptation of an eHealth intervention for youth receiving services for First-Episode Psychosis: Adaptation framework and protocol for Horyzons-Canada Phase 1. JMIR Research Protocols, 7(4), e100. doi:10.2196/resprot.8810
- Lal, S., Nguyen, V., & Theriault, J. (2018). Seeking mental health information and support online: experiences and perspectives of young people receiving treatment for first‐episode psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 12(3), 324-330. doi:10.1111/eip.12317.
- Lal, S., Daniel, W., & Rivard, L. (2017). Perspectives of family members on using technology in youth mental health care: A qualitative study. JMIR Mental Health, 4(2):e21. doi:10.2196/mental.7296
- Lal, S., Malla, A., Marandola, G., Theriault, J., Tibbo, P., Manchanda, R. … Banks, N. (2017). “Worried about relapse”: Family members’ experiences and perspectives of relapse in first-episode psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/eip.12440 [epub ahead of print]
- Iyer, S., Boksa, P., Lal, S., Shah, J., Marandola, G., Jordan, G. … Malla, A.K. (2015). Transforming youth mental health: A Canadian perspective. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 32, 51–60. doi:1017/ipm.2014.89.
- Lal, S., Dell’Elce, J., Tucci, N., Fuhrer, R., Tamblyn, R., & Malla, A. (2015). Preferences of young adults with first-episode psychosis for receiving specialized mental health services using technology: A survey study. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) – Mental Health. 2(2), e18. doi:10.2196/mental.4400.
- Lal, S., & Adair, CE. (2014). E-mental health: A rapid review of the literature. Psychiatric Services, 65(1), 24-32. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201300009.
- Lal, S., Jarus, T., & Suto, M. J. (2012). A scoping review of the Photovoice method: Implications for occupational therapy research. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 79(3), 181-190. doi:10.2182/cjot.2012.79.3.8.
- Lal, S., Ungar, M., Leggo, C., Malla, A.K., Frankish, J., & Suto, M. J. (2013). Well-being and engagement in valued activities: Experiences of youth with psychosis. OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 33(4), 190-197. doi: 10.3928/15394492-20130912-02.
- Improving access and quality of youth mental health services
- Development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative models to increase youth and family access to, and engagement with mental health services
- Examining the use of information and communication technologies to improve the delivery of mental health information, services, and supports for youth and their families
- Understanding relapse, recovery, and well-being from the perspectives of youth and their families
- Knowledge translation (science and practice)
- Service evaluation; stakeholder engagement; participatory, qualitative and mixed methods research