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Fireside Chat

April 11 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Contribution of Nurse Practitioners to the Assessment and Treatment of ADHD


CADDRA members are invited to join this free series of members-only, virtual Fireside Chats.


About this session: How can nurse practitioners address the gaps in services for patients on long waitlists for psychiatric evaluation or where services are not easily accessible? Two experienced nurse practitioners outline their own role and scope of practice and their approach to assessing and treating ADHD in their province. They will discuss how they collaborate with other professionals to optimize patient outcomes and the growing role of NPs in ADHD care.


Guest Speakers

Sarah Marchand-Lacoursière was part of the first graduating class of mental health nurse practitioners (MHNP) in Canada in 2019. She has developed an expertise in child and adolescent psychiatry, as well as in family health. Her professional role is multidimensional: clinical practice in child psychiatry and in psychiatry, lecturer and clinical coordinator of the MHNP program at the University of Quebec in Outaouais, as well as collaborator in the development of the professional examination and evaluator of NP training programs at Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, the province’s nursing board. She is also contributing to the development of the MHNP program at Université de Lauzanne in Switzerland and has contributed to the development of a module in the certificate in mental health for NPs at the University of Toronto. Finally, she was the first NP to become a member of the board and of the guidelines committee at the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance. 

Carole Gionet is a primary care nurse practitioner, with a Master’s Degree in Nursing. She has over 20 years’experience in primary health care and mental health care in Ontario. Carole is qualified to provide mental health care to children and adults. She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and
comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents and adults. Some of her practice specialties include (but are not limited to) ADHD, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder and OCD. Carole is also part time faculty and teacher assistant at the University of Toronto for a certificate program in mental health and addictions for nurse practitioners to support other NP’s across Canada to gain knowledge at identifying, diagnosing and treating mental health conditions for patients in their practice.


About CADDRA Fireside Chats
CADDRA’s series of member-only Fireside Chats are free one-hour online discussions on a particular topic hosted on zoom featuring leading health practitioners and researchers in the field of ADHD. The Fireside Chats are informal chats between a moderator and a guest and audience participation through questions is encouraged. Space is limited.


April 11
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM




CADDRA – Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance