PDP 608

Psychological and Social Aspects of Psychiatric Disability

 

60 PDP Hours

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Instructor

LeRoy Spaniol, PhD

Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP
suemac@bu.edu



Description

The purpose of this course is to provide information on the psychological and social aspects of psychiatric disability. Traditional approaches to understanding psychiatric disability have not acknowledged the wholeness and integrity of the person. They have not acknowledged important dimensions of the internal recovery process that follow the onset of mental illness, as with any significant trauma. They have not acknowledged the impact on the family, or the impact of the helping system and society in general on the person who is struggling to recover. The lack of even basic information on important dimensions of the recovery process from psychiatric disability in the psychiatric and mental health literature, which information is quite abundant in the literature on physical disability, encouraged us to develop this course.

We are interested in understanding the experience of the person, the impact of the environment on the person, the impact on the family, how the person copes, how the person moves on with his or her life, the barriers and facilitators to this process, and the spiritual dimensions of recovery.

Instructor

LeRoy Spaniol LeRoy Spaniol, PhD retired in 2004 as Senior Director at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. He holds a doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has 41 years of experience in the mental health field as counselor, advocate, program developer, administrator, and educator. Dr. Spaniol was the Founder and Executive Publisher of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal and is currently a Consulting Editor for the Journal. He has taught as an Adjunct Full Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Boston University. He also founded and taught in the Recovery Center, a rehabilitation program for people with psychiatric disabilities at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.  He is currently President of NAMI of Cape Cod and serves on the Affordable Housing Committee for the Town of Wellfleet, MA. Dr. Spaniol has published 18 books and many book chapters and articles about psychiatric rehabilitation, recovery, and families.


Sue McNamara Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRPbegan her career in 1978 providing services for people with psychiatric disabilities in community programs, and in 1985 she began teaching the skills of psychiatric rehabilitation to providers in the mental health field. For 15 years, Ms. McNamara worked as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University. She has co-authored several articles and curricula on psychiatric rehabilitation. Currently, Ms. McNamara is the Director of the Professional Development Program, which offers various options for continuing education through the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She also works as the Product Specialist in the Publications Division at the Center, and is involved in developing and marketing products, monitoring inventory and sales, and providing customer service.


Boston University
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
940 Commonwealth Avenue West, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-358-2574
E-mail: suemac@bu.edu

Textbooks

Spaniol, L., Koehler, M., & Gagne, C., ed. (1997). Psychological and social aspects of psychiatric disability. Boston: Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Spaniol, L. & Koehler, M. ed. (1994). The experience of recovery. Boston: Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Dickens, R. M., & Marsh, D.T. ed. (1994). Anguished voices: Siblings and adult children of persons with psychiatric disabilities. Monograph. Boston: Boston University Center for Psychiatric
Rehabilitation.


All three books are published by the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and can be ordered with the course registration.

Requirements

After participating in PDP 608 participants will be required to pass a 100-question test with 70% or better. After successful completion of the test and the evaluation form is received, you will be awarded a certificate of participation for 60 PDP hours.

Professional Development Program hours may be used for continuing education purposes. Send the completed test and evaluation form to:

Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP

Professional Development Program
Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
940 Commonwealth Avenue West, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Registration

You may register for the online course at any time and complete the course at any time— there are no time requirements at all.

Cost: $300 Registration provides access to the course lecture pages and downloadable course handouts and materials.

Add the books you would like to include with your PDP 608 Registration:

Psychological and Social Aspects of Psychiatric Disability ($22.47)

Experience of Recovery ($5)

Anguished Voices ($5)


printable registration for mail and fax orders