The aim of this program is to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of psychosocial rehabilitation principles and practices and how they are implemented in a range of mental health services based on best practices and mental health reform in Ontario.
The program is divided into five courses plus a field experience. All courses, with the exception of the field experience, are offered in the evening.
The program will be of particular benefit to practitioners currently working or interested in working with individuals experiencing functional difficulties as a result of a serious mental illness.
If more convenient for your agency or organization, Humber is pleased to deliver this program on site if there are 20 or more who would like to take courses. A group information session can be arranged with a program representative to answer any questions you may have.
The certificate in Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Mental Health is sponsored by Humber's School of Social & Community Services and is affiliated with the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services - Canada, Ontario Chapter.
Refer to the individual course listings for information on the following courses. Click on course title below to view details and link to registration page.
Compulsory Courses - 6 Required
This course will provide students with an overview of the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to work in the field of psychosocial case management.
Topic areas include relationship building, assessment, goal setting, planning, linking to services, crisis intervention, and working with families. Social forces that influence the role will also be addressed including experiences of sexual abuse/trauma, substance abuse and ethnicity. The course will be of particular benefit to those currently working with or considering working with psychiatric survivors.
This practice-based course will provide students with an opportunity to enhance their understanding of psychosocial rehabilitation as it is applied in a program or service. Students will increase their knowledge of various aspects of a psychosocial rehabilitation practitioner's role.
The ingredients of a psychosocial and rehabilitation program/service will be identified and critiqued. This course will comprise of 60 hours of field placement, and 12 hours of class time during the semester.
This course will focus on the development of knowledge and practice skills in the functional assessment and skill development components of the psychosocial rehabilitation process. Application of lecture materials through class exercises and assignments will provide students with opportunities to further develop practitioner skills.
In this course you will examine the basic skills, history, main theoretical models, and significant research and literature in psychosocial rehabilitation. You will also investigate current applications of the model within Ontario's mental health system.
In this continuation of PSRC 100 Principles and Practices of Psychosocial Rehabilitation 1, you will focus on the implementation of psychosocial rehabilitation principles and practices in programs and services. You will have an opportunity to explore an area of interest in depth through class presentation, site visits and assignments. Finally, you will also study the design and implementation of psychiatric rehabilitation programs.
In this course you will study current developments and issues in the psychosocial rehabilitation field. You will closely examine topics such as the mental health system, advocacy, consumerism, and family approaches to rehabilitation. Guest speakers will address the different topic areas.
PSRC 111 Principles and Practices of Psychosocial Rehabilitation 1 is a prerequisite for all other courses in the Certificate in Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Mental Health program 01051.
PSRC 100, PSRC 112, PSRC 102, PSRC 103 and PSRC 104 must be completed before PSRC 105.