This course will employ a number of instructional methods to accomplish its objectives, including all of the following:
- On-line instruction and activities
- Group discussion/chat
- 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
- Identify and describe the principles, values, and philosophy of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR).
- Compare and contrast PSR with other mental health practices.
- Evaluate the research on PSR.
- Identify the strengths and limitations of PSR.
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%
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