PDP 606

Rehabilitation of Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities

 

60 PDP Hours

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Instructors

Cheryl Gagne, ScD

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


Description

PDP 606, Rehabilitation of Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities, will examine the essential principles and knowledge upon which the developing field of psychiatric rehabilitation is based. The course will expose students to application of psychiatric rehabilitation technology in mental health systems and programs. Emphasis is placed on professionals’ and consumers’ lived experience of rehabilitation. Students will acquire their knowledge of the field through lecture notes, assigned readings, and independent library research. Students will be expected to demonstrate their acquisition of knowledge through the completion of a written exam.


Goals

The course is designed to increase the student’s understanding of the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. An emphasis is placed on the student’s acquiring the knowledge base from which the techniques of psychiatric rehabilitation are being developed.

Each student will be able to demonstrate his or his in-depth understanding of the facts, concepts, and principles underlying and guiding the growth of the field of psychiatric rehabilitation.

Instructor

Cheryl Gagne Cheryl Gagne, ScD, was with the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation since 1988 when she joined the Supported Employment Research Project Team. Since then she worked in numerous research, training, and service projects at the Center. Dr. Gagne was a senior training associate and spent her time training and consulting with mental health programs in the United States and internationally. She was the associate director of the Services Division of the Center, which develops, delivers, and evaluates innovative services for people with psychiatric disabilities. She developed many training programs and courses for mental health professionals and people who use mental health services. Since 1994, Dr. Gagne taught the course, Rehabilitation of Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities, at Boston University.


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

Anthony, W. A., Cohen, M. R., Farkas, M., & Gagne, C. (2002). Psychiatric rehabilitation.

Boston: Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Anthony, W. A. & Spaniol, L. S. (1994).

Readings in psychiatric rehabilitation. Boston: Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. (Available only on CD-ROM) Spaniol, L. S., Gagne, C. A., & Koehler, M. (1997).

Psychological and social aspects of psychiatric disability. Boston: Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.


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

Requirements

After participating in PDP 606, 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 items you would like to include with your PDP 606 Registration:
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Second Edition ($39.97)
Readings in Psychiatric Rehabilitation on CD ($17.47)
Psychological and Social Aspects of Psychiatric Disability ($22.47)

printable registration for mail and fax orders