Dr. Felicia Otchet

Ontario Provincial Police

675 Exeter Road
London, ON  N6E 1L3
Telephone: (519) 630-1863
Email: fotchet@hotmail.com

Clinical interests: I work primarily with OPP members (uniform, civilian, auxiliary, and retirees) and the adult members of their families, who present  with a range of mental health conditions. My theoretical approach is a rehabilitation and systems-oriented, biopsychosocial model, focused on improving quality of life via a variety of clinical approaches including but not limited to CBT, DBT, trauma focused, and/or narrative approaches. The role also includes program development and evaluation, as well as teaching, responsibilities.

Topics for workshops, seminars: Working with police/OPP members; Debriefings/defusings; Working with people across the gender spectrum; Community consultation and/or how to start a community-based mental health clinic

Type of clinical practica: More advanced practica; Advanced Intervention; Applied Research

Types of clients: Adult

Modality: Group (post-critical incident response); Individual (primarily consultation, education, and very brief interventions)

Theoretical orientation: Cognitive behavioural; Behavioural; Cognitive; Narrative; Humanistic

Types of client problems: PTSD; Acute Stress Disorder; Adjustment Disorder; Anxiety Disorders; Depressive Disorders; Personality Disorder; Somatic Symptoms & Related Disorders; Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Type of supervision you can provide: Student describes case; Co-therapy/Co-interview; Observe student live

Recent students

Current students

Clinical mentor: Available

Research interests: Women's health; Program development and evaluation

Available to supervise: Yes

Constraints: Student must be willing to travel. If the student can arrange to get to and from the local Provincial Communications Centre on Exeter Road, travel outside of London will be with a supervisor and/or other OPP member. It would be helpful if the student's hours were flexible on the day(s) that they elect to complete the practicum, as the work usually does not fit neatly into a 9 to 5 day. There are many opportunities, almost all being in-person ones, but students need to know that this is not a practicum that will yield high numbers of traditional individual therapy hours. Rather, there will be opportunities to observe and provide consultation and brief support, opportunities to engage with OPP members informally, and opportunities to develop and present educational programs. Students will leave with a good understanding of policing culture. Monday mornings are not great options because they are meeting heavy, but much of the rest of the week can be doable. 

Last updated: May 28, 2023