PDP 703

Facilitating a Recovery Workshop

 

45 PDP hours

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Instructors

LeRoy Spaniol, PhD

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


Description

Group process is very common in psychiatric rehabilitation. There are skills building groups, educational groups, therapy groups, groups for special populations (e.g., people with dual diagnosis, people with AIDS), self-help groups, recovery groups, expressive therapy groups, and family support groups. Yet few professionals, family members, and people with psychiatric disabilities are adequately trained to develop, begin, maintain, and end groups skillfully. We have developed this course as a resource for professionals, family members, and people with psychiatric disabilities to help people with psychiatric disability facilitate a specific group processes called The Recovery Workshop. Students will be exposed to one specific type of group process in detail throughout the course, the Recovery Group process. Students will learn the knowledge and skills to run their own recovery groups. The purpose of the course is to develop students’ knowledge and skills in utilizing The Recovery Workshop for helping people with psychiatric disabilities increase their knowledge, skills, and supports.

The course will have several major focuses:

  1. There will be a knowledge focus. This will involve learning from the Leader’s Guide how to facilitate The Recovery Workshop in the community. This information will describe the nature and purpose of this particular group process, and how the group impacts on the ability of people with psychiatric disabilities to cope and empower themselves. There are readings and written exercises.
  2. There will be an experiential skill focus. This will involve using the recovery group process for helping people with psychiatric disabilities learn to cope and empower themselves. Each student is asked to set up their own recovery workshop in their own community using the guidelines specified in the course.

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

Required Texts

Spaniol, L., Koehler, M. & Hutchinson, D. (1995). The recovery workbook. Boston: Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Spaniol, L., Koehler, M. & Hutchinson, D. (1994).

The recovery workbook leader’s guide. Boston: Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Spaniol, L. & Koehler, M. (Eds.). (1995). The experience of recovery.
Boston: Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.


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


Recommended Texts

Corey, M. S., & Corey, G. (2002). Groups, process, and practices. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

McNamara, S. (Ed). (2009). Voices of recovery. Boston: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric
Rehabilitation.

Spaniol, L., McNamara, S., Gagne, C., & Forbess, R. Group process guidelines for leading groups and classes. Boston: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Requirements

After participating in PDP 703, participants will be required to pass a 75-question test with 70% or better. 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

After successful completion of the test and the evaluation form is received, you will be awarded a certificate of participation for 45 PDP hours.

Professional Development Program hours may be used for continuing education purposes.

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: $225 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 703 Registration:
Recovery Workbook ($14.97)
Recovery Workbook Leader’s Guide
($2.47)
Experience of Recovery
($5)

printable registration for mail and fax orders