Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Value Added Course on Psychiatric Rehabilitation


Total Duration: 30 Hours.

Theory: 15 Hours.

Practical: 15 Hours.


Course description:

Psychosocial Rehabilitation focuses on the concept of recovery and utilizes the PSR approach to keep the person with mental illness at the centre of all interventions. It is grounded in the notion of recovery and self-determination (empowerment) for individuals with severe and persistent mental-illness.
This course explores the ways and means of how psychosocial/psychiatric rehabilitation can assist the individual and the mental health system in achieving recovery. This course focuses on core concepts of psychiatric rehabilitation, psychiatric rehabilitation models and methods, and some of the key competencies for working in a psychiatric rehabilitation environment.


Learning objectives:

During this course, students will

  • Acquire and/or enhance their ability to apply critical thinking through an understanding of the theoretical, philosophical and applied nature of PSR.
  • Gain a familiarity with mental health services’ utilization of PSR practices and/or opportunity for growth in PSR practice.
  • Become familiar with some of the key methods available to assist individuals with mental illness in their recovery process.
  • Understand the core competencies required to successfully practice PSR. 


  • Successful completion of the Introduction to Mental Health course and/or be a health professional with current experience in the mental health field.

Course content:

Content covered in this course includes:

Sr.No Name of the topic Theory Hours Practical Hours.
1. Defining mental illness, stigma and resiliency 02 Hour
2. Course, outcome and treatment of mental illness 02 Hours 02 Hours
3. Family involvement: a shifting paradigm 02 Hours 02 Hours
4. Foundations of PSR 01 Hours 02 Hours
5. PSR methods and models 02 Hours 02 Hours
6. Strengths model: framework and application 01 Hours 01 Hours
7. Competencies:

·        Ethical decision-making

·        Communications: one-to-one

·        Communications: group work/advocacy

·        Communications: written documentation

·        Goal setting

·        Direct skills

·        Community mapping and networking

05 Hours 06 Hours


Learning resources:

Best Practices in Psychiatric Rehabilitation


Instruction method:

  • Independent study
  • Instructor-supported


Assignments and due dates:

  • 4 assignments
  • 1 exam
  • practicum



Minimum grade to pass is 50 percent.