Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Program: PSRE
Credential: Certificate
Delivery: Part-time - Online
Length: 1 Semester
Duration: 252 Hours
Effective: Fall 2019
Location: Orillia


Psychosocial Rehabilitation is an approach to service delivery that supports the recovery of people with prolonged mental illness. The program attracts people with experience in the field of mental health services. Students develop an understanding of the foundations of mental health rehabilitation, as well as the knowledge and skills related to integrating Psychosocial Rehabilitation approach within practice and programs. The program also provides knowledge and skills to frontline staff and service users of mental health agencies.

Successful completion of the program may assist to prepare students for Certification as a CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner) through the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

Career Opportunities

Professionals who may benefit from this certificate include volunteers and mental health professionals such as Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physiotherapist Assistants, Personal Support Workers, Social Service Workers, Developmental Service Workers, Registered Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. describe a variety of mental illnesses and approaches to their treatment;
  2. outline the key concepts, competencies and principals of Psychosocial Rehabilitation;
  3. apply the Psychosocial Rehabilitation framework to programs;
  4. describe current approaches to supporting people in living, learning and working environments;
  5. define the intention, phases and activities of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Process;
  6. describe the core knowledge, skills and attributes of a practitioner of Psychiatric Rehabilitation;
  7. discuss current developments and issues in Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR).

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Graduation Requirements

5 Program Courses
1 Program Option Course

Graduation Eligibility

The passing weighted average to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course.

Program Tracking

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
PSYL 1011 Psychosocial Rehabilitation Foundations (ODE) 42
PSYL 1012 Mental Health Services (ODE) 42
PSYL 1013 Psychiatric Rehabilitation Processes (ODE) 42
PSYL 1014 Mental Health Practitioners Competencies (ODE) 42
PSYL 1015 Current Trends in Mental Health (ODE) 42
Program Options  
Select 1 course from the available list during registration. 42
 Total Hours252
Program Option Courses may include:
GNED 1067Abnormal Psychology (ODE)
PSYL 1010Developmental Psychology (ODE)
PSYL 1016Introduction to Mental Health (ODE)
PSYL 1017Skills for Community Mental Health Workers (ODE)
PSYL 1018Crisis Intervention (ODE)
PSYL 1019Behaviour Management and Crisis Intervention (ODE)
PSYL 1020Addictions and Mental Health (ODE)

Graduation Window 

Students registered in part-time studies programs must maintain continuous registration in order to complete the program according to the curriculum in place at the time they were admitted. Students who do not remain continuously registered must be readmitted to the program and follow the new curriculum.

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.  

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