Curriculum Guideline

Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Best & Promising Practices

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
PSYC 5004
Descriptive
Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Best & Promising Practices
Department
Psychology
Faculty
Humanities & Social Sciences
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
30
Contact Hours
Lecture: 3 hrs. per week / semester
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Hybrid
Methods Of Instruction

This course will employ a number of in-class and on-line instructional methods to accomplish  its objectives, including some of the following: 

  1. Lecture
  2. On-line instruction and activities
  3. Group discussion/chat 
  4. In-class activities (e.g., role play)
  5. Video demonstrations
Course Description
This course provides an in-depth examination of evidence-based best and promising PSR practices.
Course Content

Best and Promising Practices:

  • Medication Best Practices
  • Supported Employment
  • Supported Housing
  • Peer Support and peer -run services
  • Family psycho-education
  • Assertive Community Treatment
  • Integrated Concurrent Disorder Treatment
  • Illness Management and Recovery
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Social Skills Training
  • Crisis Resources
Learning Outcomes

Students will acquire the basic competencies to provide PSR to persons living with serious mental illness.

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%

                                                        100%

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

Which Prerequisite