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Are you a mental health practitioner looking to upgrade your skills? Are you looking for a graduate program that builds on your previous post-secondary education and experience to explore the most up-to-date evidence in mental health and addiction practice? 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 evidence-based, 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.
What is Psychosocial Rehabilitation? To learn more, check out the PSR Canada website.
The shift towards recovery-oriented mental health systems and services has created a serious need for qualified individuals to apply evidence-based practices in the mental health and addiction field. This program (Dip. PSR) will equip you with the specialized knowledge, skills and competencies to successfully complete the Canadian PSR certification process. The program prepares you to work as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practitioner in a variety of mental health settings across Canada - with excellent employment opportunities.
This part-time graduate-level program is comprised of four courses that are offered in real-time electronically, and a final practicum course that can be completed within your region - the intent is to make this innovative Psychosocial Rehabilitation Graduate Program accessible from all regions of Canada.
For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.