Graduates with this concentration will most likely obtain employment in community-based rehabilitation programs or residential programs serving individuals with long-term mental illness.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Concentration Objectives:
- Describe the characteristics, etiology, and classification of long‐term mental illness and its medical, psychosocial, and vocational implications.
- Describe current approaches to the treatment of and interventions for individuals with long term mental illness, including those individuals dually diagnosed.
- Describe the goals and processes of psychiatric rehabilitation.
- Connect, coach, and collaborate with recipients of psychiatric rehabilitation services to set goals, develop an intervention plan, and monitor progress.
- Design an individual diagnostic process and conduct a comprehensive vocational assessment for individuals with long‐term mental illness.
- Develop a plan for community integration, access resources, and facilitate accommodations to achieve appropriate placements that provide economic, social, and therapeutic opportunities for individuals with long-term mental illness.
- Identify, coordinate, and build family and community support systems necessary for community integration of individuals with long-term mental illness.
- Develop, initiate, and maintain skill building, educational, and support groups for individuals with long-term mental illness.