Kate Tschakovsky, MSW, RSW, clinical social worker, Schizophrenia Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Ms. Tschakovsky has worked in a variety of community settings, including women’s shelters, programs for young offenders and prisons. At CAMH, she has been involved in a range of areas, including methadone treatment, women’s and youth programming and HIV services; she currently works in the Schizophrenia Program. Ms. Tschakovsky has written for and collaborated extensively on several treatment-related manuals and books. Her current interests are the evaluation and implementation of harm reduction strategies in addiction services, and concurrent disorders.
The first evidence-based guide written for case managers working in methadone maintenance treatment in Ontario describes their roles and makes recommendations about what clinicians, the agencies they work for, policy makers and funding bodies need to do to achieve and support best practice in case management.