BAC 100◊ Survey of Psychiatric Rehabilitation

3 credits

The survey course addresses the following themes: understanding psychiatric disability and current approaches to treatment, the mental health system and surrounding legal issues, psychiatric rehabilitation through vocational skills training, and family and community support systems. The orientation of the course is more practical than theoretical, and there is considerable opportunity to observe and practice relevant skills. Consumers serve as guest speakers to highlight issues of empowerment and stigma, and to increase understanding of consumer experiences with the mental health system. This course is appropriate for students planning careers in mental health.

Lecture: 3 hours