Psychosocial Rehabilitation - 016

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Online
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Overview

**Next Intake September Winter 2019**

Course Availability Fall Winter Spring
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Foundations   X     X  
Mental Health Services       X     X
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Process   X       X
Mental Health Practitioner Competencies   X     X  
Current Trends in Mental Health       X     X
Independent Study in Psychosocial Rehabilitation   X     X     X

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) is an approach to service delivery that supports the recovery of people living with mental health challenges. Participants gain an understanding of the foundations of the approach as well as core knowledge of, and experience with, skills related to incorporating the approach within mental health practices and programs. Many graduates pursue and successfully achieve a CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner) through the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (opens new window).

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Continuing Education Health and Nursing
  • A degree or diploma in a relevant field.
  • If you do not have any related knowledge/experience in mental health, HLTH10016 (Mental Health Intro) is a recommended starting point.

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What type of job will I be eligible to apply for when I graduate from the PSR Program?

Most of the students who enroll in the program are currently working within a mental health service and are seeking to enhance their understanding of and their ability to support mental health recovery. However, a growing number of our students are interested in entering the field of mental health either as peer support worker on other mental health pracitioner. While we cannot assure a graduate of entry into the field, we know that mental health service providers value what we offer and look favourably upon someone who has a PSR certificate. We know that participating in volunteer work within a mental health service has supported some of our graduates in securing a position. We encourage you to research the types of positions available within your community; speak with local mental health service providers; ask about their job entry requirements and the path to employment that they recommend.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Health and Nursing 

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.


 

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Key practitioner roles in mental health are presented, including: community support, peer support, vocational rehabilitation and housing support. Students will examine how the recovery and psychosocial rehabilitation approaches are integrated within mental health practitioner roles, as well as determine the specific competencies integral to each of the roles. Weekly chats will be held.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: HSCIPSR01
Course description: The Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) approach enhances mental health recovery by supporting people who are recovering their mental health and well-being. Examine the vision, intention, philosophy, interventions and application of the PSR approach.
Credits: 3
Course description: Focuses on applying the PSR framework within programs. The measurement of PSR outcomes will be described and a range of PSR programs will be illustrated. You will explore how Practitioners can support program change. Weekly chat sessions will be held.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: HSCIPSR01
Course description: You will learn and practice components of the three phases of the psychiatric rehabilitation process: diagnosing, planning and implementation. Developing strategies for engaging individuals in, and supporting them through the process will be emphasized. Weekly chat sessions will be held.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: HSCIPSR01
Course description: Study current developments and issues in PSR. Weekly chat sessions.
Prerequisites: HSCIPSR01
Course description: Consolidate your learning of the PSR approach with the design of a strategy to address an identified need and/or gap in a mental health service. Involvement of people recovering their mental health and wellbeing is emphasized. Liaison with a site contact and the course instructor is imperative.
Prerequisites: HSCIPSR02 and HSCIPSR03 and HSCIPSR05 and HSCI10092

Courses

HSCI PSR01- Psychosocial Rehabilitation Foundations

Hours
45
Online

The Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) approach enhances mental health recovery by supporting people who are recovering their mental health and well-being. Examine the vision, intention, philosophy, interventions and application of the PSR approach.

Prior approval is required for registration.

 

HSCI PSR02- Mental Health Services

Hours
45
Online

Focus on applying the PSR framework in programs. Describes the measurement of PSR outcomes and illustrated a range of PSR programs. Explore how practitioners can support program change.

Prerequisite: HSCI PSR01

HSCI PSR03- Psychiatric Rehabilitation Process

Hours
45
Online

Learn and practice components of the three phases of the psychiatric rehabilitation process: diagnosing, planning, and implementation. Developing strategies for engaging individuals in, and supporting them through, the process will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: HSCI PSR01.

HSCI 10092- Mental Health Practitioner Competencies

Hours
45
Online

Key practitioner roles in mental health are presented, including: community support, peer support, vocational rehabilitation and housing support. Examine how the recovery and psychosocial rehabilitation approaches are integrated in mental health practitioner roles and determine the specific competencies integral to each of the roles.

Prerequisite: HSCI PSR01

HSCI PSR05- Current Trends in Mental Health

Hours
45
Online

Study current developments and issues in PSR.

Prerequisite: HSCI 10092

HSCI PSR06- Independent Study in Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Hours
60
Online
Consolidate your learning of the PSR approach with the design of a strategy to address an identified need and/or gap in a mental health service. Involvement of people recovering their mental health and well being is emphasized. Liaison with a site contact and the course instructor is imperative. Chat sessions during the semester provide the opportunity to connect with other students engaged in independent study projects.


All theory courses must be completed prior to your independent study.

The student will:

  1. Describe the origins of psychosocial rehabilitation.
  2. Apply key concepts in clinical scenarios.
  3. Give in his/her own words the principles of PSR.
  4. Apply PSR principles at the individual level by analyzing and developing examples.
  5. Describe the evolution of consumer and practitioner roles and relationships.
  6. Identify appropriate current practitioner attitudes and approaches to working with individuals.

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Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition

Students who have prior education and/or training that matches the outcomes of HSCIPSR01 Psychosocial Rehabilitation Foundations may be eligible to earn full credit and be exempted from taking the course through a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition. For more information email the plar [at] mohawkcollege.ca (PLAR) Office.

Testimonials

Doug Wheeler - a DE student who lives and works in the Yukon:

"I am relatively unskilled with computer stuff. The technical support was excellent, and I felt the College made an effort to include me, three time zones away, in the chat portion of the course. The materials provided were what I needed to answer the weekly projects."
“Even though I had prior knowledge of PSR, from experience and from reading the literature … I felt this course (PSR01) settled me more firmly into the essence of the meaning of PSR."

Liz Powell - a student in Elliot Lake, Ontario:

"As a consumer, survivor, you can quote me as saying that the courses are a marvelous learning experience, not just for working in the field, but as an extraordinary means of personal growth."

Karen Niemi-Stevens - from Thunder Bay, Ontario, where she is the Manager/Team Leader of the Thunder Bay Assertive Community Treatment Team:

"I can't say enough about how much I have valued the opportunity to be doing this course on-line. First, about the venue. Well, without on-line access, training in PSR just wasn't available here in Thunder Bay. Now having experienced it, I'm hooked on Internet education. I'm a good self-directed learner; I don't need direct people contact to keep myself motivated in the learner arena. Ease of access and comfort of my home environment are very big pluses which compensate for the lack of live interaction. .. Second, about the content. From early on, I have been, and continue to be, a big promoter of this program - I tell anyone who will listen that I have never in my career taken a course that so closely relates to my day-to-day work. What a beautiful way to translate my professional background to a skill set that allows me to do what I do best in an approach/style that truly makes sense and really does work! ... To anyone who has the inclination or the opportunity, I say "don't hesitate", there isn't another course out there, that I am aware of, that makes more sense than this one for anyone who is involved in any way in the provision of services to folks with a serious mental illness."

Here's a comment from another Karen.

"This is my first experience learning through the Internet and it has been a rewarding one. Other distance education courses require a great deal of discipline when it comes to submitting assignments, as does this one. However, the difference is in the weekly expectations for getting assignments in - this really keeps me motivated. Another positive aspect is the networking available through the chats. You have excellent instructors and, in my opinion, for me this is the best way to learn."

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