Psychosocial Rehabilitation Certificate
Program Number: 016
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) is an approach to service delivery that supports people recovering their mental health and well being. Our program attracts people with experience with mental health recovery; either as a person working towards their own recovery, a family member, a volunteer and/or as a provider of mental health services. Learners develop an understanding of the foundations of the PSR approach, as well as knowledge and skills related to integrating and the approach within mental health practice and services. A growing number of our graduates apply for and successfully attain certification as Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) through the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (www.uspra.org)
Note that an Approval Process has been established for entry into the program and HSCIPSR01 Psychosocial Rehabilitation Foundations. Experience with mental health recovery; either as a person working towards their own recovery, a family member, volunteer and/or as a provider of mental health services; as well as a current connection to the field of mental health, is required. If you are interested in enrolling in the PSR Certificate program, but do not have knowledge of mental health issues, registration in HLTH10016 Introduction to Mental Health is recommended. If you have lived experience of mental health recovery, but do not have a current connection to the field, establishing a volunteer position with a mental health service is recommended. Please contact us to discuss your interest in joining the program and clarifying your best starting point.
Program of Studies
To obtain the Certificate, you must successfully complete the following six modules, starting with HSCIPSR01 (the prerequisite for all other program courses) and ending with HSCIPSR06. The order in which the four courses in between 01 and 06 are taken is flexible. Learners have five years from commencement to complete the program.