Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery

Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Code
PSYC 5002
Semester Length
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course provides an introduction to the principles, values, and philosophy of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR). Research on PSR and other therapeutic approaches is presented and evaluated.
Course Content
  • Introduction to PSR values, philosophy, and principles
  • Recovery and recovery-oriented services and systems
  • Assessing strengths and developing skills
  • Coordinating Services for persons living with mental illness
  • Advocacy for persons living with mental illness
  • Education for persons living with mental illness
  • Peer support
  • Facilitating informed decision-making
  • Facilitating empowerment
  • Identifying  and developing community resources
  • Facilitating community integration for persons living with mental illness
Learning Activities

This course will employ a number of instructional methods to accomplish  its objectives, including all of the following: 

  1. Lecture
  2. On-line instruction and activities
  3. Group discussion/chat 
Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. Evaluation will be based on the course objectives. The instructor will provide a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. An example of one evaluation scheme is as follows:

In-class exams (4)                              70%

Term paper or project                           20%

Student presentation                            10%


Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify and describe the principles, values, and philosophy of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR). 
  2. Compare and contrast PSR with other mental health practices. 
  3. Evaluate the research on PSR.
  4. Identify the strengths and limitations of PSR.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

Corrigan P.W., Mueser K.T., Bond G.R., Drake R.E., Solomon  P. (2008) Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. An Empirical Approach. Guildford Press: New York. ISBN 1-59385-489-7




No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

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Institution Transfer Details for PSYC 5002
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Summer 2023