Foundations and principles
We have produced a document that explains the basics and principles behind the Getting Better My Way tool. It explains how to use the tool in an intervention context. Consult the PDF document.
View the testimonials from people who have used Getting Better My Way
in their professional practice (in French).
Dr. Claire Gamache, psychiatrist, describes how she uses the Getting Better My Way self-management support Tool in her primary care adult mental health practice.
Jessica Delorme, occupational therapist, shares with us how she uses Getting Better My Way in her primary care adult mental health practice.
Career counselor Michèle Langlois explains the benefits of using the Tool in her career support process. For career guidance, visit: www.orientation.qc.ca
The following are links to articles that present the tool in a scientific research context or the principles on which the tool was based.
- Houle, Janie et al. Getting better my way: Feasibility study of a self-management support tool for people with mood and anxiety disorders. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Dec 20 , 2018. (published article) Download the pre-release version.
The goal of this feasibility study was to evaluate the acceptability, implementation and perceived usefulness of the Getting better my way self-management tool in four care settings in Quebec.
- Villaggi, Benjamin et al. Self-Management Strategies in Recovery From Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 2015 Jan-Dec; 2: 2333393615606092.
The aim of this study was to explore strategies used by people recovering from depressive, anxiety, and bipolar disorders by asking 50 of them to describe their own strategies.
- Whitley, Rob et al. Recovery: A Dimensional Approach. PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, december 2010, vol. 61, no 12.
This article reviews existing definitions of and approaches to recovery and then describe five superordinate dimensions of a new approach: clinical, existential, functional, physical, and social.
Training to use the Getting Better My Way tool (print version)
The training is given (in French) by Ms. Janie Houle, Ph.D. and professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal, and by Ms. Annie Beaudin, a peer helper affiliated with Relief (formerly Revivre). Duration: 45 minutes.
Getting Better My Way tool is still available in print (in French only). To obtain printed copies of the tool or for more information on the unit cost and delivery charges, please contact us.