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Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Humanities and Social Sciences > Psychology > Graduate Diploma in Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Are you a mental health practitioner looking to upgrade your skills? Have you completed a bachelor’s degree and want to earn a recognized credential that will help get you a job in the field of mental health?
The Graduate Diploma in Psychosocial Rehabilitation is a one-year, part-time program that will prepare you for the challenging and rewarding field of recovery-based mental health services. This is the only program of its kind in Western Canada.
In recent years, there has been a national and provincial shift in the field of mental health towards recovery-oriented mental health systems and services. The recovery orientation emphasizes client choice and a holistic approach to meeting client needs in key psychosocial areas such as housing and employment. Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) techniques are key to recovery.
The shift towards recovery-oriented mental health systems and services has created a serious need for qualified individuals to work in mental health. This program will give you the specialized knowledge and skills and competencies needed to work as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (Dip. PSR) in a variety of mental health settings - with excellent employment opportunities.
This program is now offered completely online to make it accessible from all regions of Canada.
For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.