- Diversity Inclusion
- Professional Practice
- Policy Implementation
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Community Capacity Building
- Criminial Justice
- Community Integration
- Mental Health
- BSc(OT), Western University
- MSc, Queen’s University
- PhD, Queen’s University
Dr. Dieleman’s research interests include understanding how to prevent/reduce criminal justice involvement of people with mental health problems, understanding and improving mental health care in criminal justice settings/services, and defining and building the potential role for occupational therapists in supporting people involved in the criminal justice system.
- Dieleman, C. (2014). Mapping community capacity: Supporting people with mental health problems following incarceration or forensic hospitalization. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 33(3), 29-41.
- Michetti, J. & Dieleman, C. (2014). Focusing on leadership: Moving beyond the occupational therapy generalist vs. specialist debate in community mental health. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77(5), 230-233.
- Carrier, M-H., Dieleman, C., Guptill, C., Shimmell, L. & Steggles, E. (2014). Integrating occupational therapy students into correctional halfway houses: An outcome of the 2013 CAOT conference. Occupational Therapy Now, 16(6), 14-16.
- Dieleman, C. & Duncan, E.A.S. (2013). Investigating the utility of an online discussion group for health professionals: a case example from forensic occupational therapy. BMC Health Service Research, 13, 253-260. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-253
- White, J., Dieleman Grass, C., Hamilton, T., Rogers, S. (2013). Occupational therapy in the criminal justice system. In Psychosocial Occupational Therapy: An Evolving Practice, 3rd ed. Cara, E. & McRae, A. Eds. Stamford, CT: Delmar, Cengage Learning.
- 2000-2006 Occupational Therapist, Regional Treatment Centre (Ontario), Correctional Service of Canada
- 1996-2000 Occupational Therapist, Regional Health Centre (Pacific), Correctional Service of Canada
- College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia
- Nova Scotia Society of Occupational Therapists
- Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
- World Federation of Occupational Therapists
- Canadian Criminal Justice Association
Selected awards and honours
- Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists 2015 Award for Innovative Practice
Service & activity
- 2013 - Member, Advisory Panel, TAIN2: Towards an Integrated Network for Preventing the Criminalization of People with Mental Health Problems, 2nd Edition, St. Leonard’s Society of Canada
- 2012 - Member, Review Panel, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practitioners in Canada Competencies Validation Tool, PSR Competency Task Force, PSR/RPS Canada
- 2010-2012 - Member, Scientific Review Panel, Mental Health and Addictions Strategy Panel, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation