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Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practitioner Competencies

Course Code: PSYC 5003
Faculty: Humanities & Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15
Learning Format: Lecture
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course identifies and develops the basic competencies required by practitioners to provide PSR services.

Course Content

Practitioner Competencies:

  • Communication skills
  • Rehabilitation Readiness for Practitioners
  • Functional Assessment
  • Setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Action Oriented/Achievable, Responsible, Time limited) Rehabilitation Goals
  • Direct Skills teaching
  • Case Management
  • Documentation
  • Evaluating success/ Quality Improvement
  • Understanding and resolving ethical and legal issues
  • Diversity and Cultural Competence
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

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

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

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

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.