LeRoy Spaniol, Ph.D.
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Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
940 Commonwealth Avenue West, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
The purpose of this course is to provide information on the psychological and social aspects of psychiatric disability. Traditional approaches to understanding psychiatric disability have not acknowledged the wholeness and integrity of the person. They have not acknowledged important dimensions of the internal recovery process that follow the onset of mental illness, as with any significant trauma. They have not acknowledged the impact on the family, or the impact of the helping system and society in general on the person who is struggling to recover. The lack of even basic information on important dimensions of the recovery process from psychiatric disability in the psychiatric and mental health literature, which information is quite abundant in the literature on physical disability, encouraged us to develop this course. We are interested in understanding the experience of the person, the impact of the environment on the person, the impact on the family, how the person copes, how the person moves on with his or her life, the barriers and facilitators to this process, and the spiritual dimensions of recovery.
Spaniol, L., Koehler, M., & Gagne, C., ed. (1997). Psychological and social aspects of psychiatric disability. Boston: Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
Spaniol, L. & Koehler, M. ed. (1994). The
Experience of recovery. Boston: Boston University Center
for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
Dickens, R. M., & Marsh, D.T. ed. (1994). Anguished
voices: Siblings and adult children of persons with psychiatric
disabilities. Monograph. Boston: Boston University Center
for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
All three books are published by the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Books can be ordered by below.
Course enrollment for PDP 608 is $300, plus the cost of required books. Mental health consumers and their families are eligible for a 20% discount. Orders from agencies and organizations, including mental health agencies
and consumer organizations, are not discounted.
Students must pass the test with a 70% or better in order to earn 60 Professional Development Program hours. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate for this Internet course.
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Registration Cost : $300
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For more information about other distance learning options, contact:
Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP
Director, Professional Development Program