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Online Courses

mouse Professional Development Program (PDP) hours are offered in an Online Self-Paced Study format.

  • You may register for an online course at any time and complete the course at any time—there are no time requirements at all.
  • To register, each Online Course costs $5.00 per PDP hour (e.g., an online course that earn 15 PDP Hours would have a registration cost of $75), plus any fees for required seminar materials listed in the seminar outlines.Orders from agencies and organizations, including mental health agencies and consumer organizations, are not discounted.
  • Successful completion of the online courses earns the designated number for each course, between 5-60 PDP Hours.

  • Technical support provided for online seminar navigation, and content support is provided from the online course instructors.

  • For continuing education information, refer back to the PDP Hours page.

PDP Online Courses: Enroll at Any Time!

PDP 101:
How to Navigate the PDP Online Courses

Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP
Free introductory course!

Online Seminars

NEW!! Self-Directed
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Activities

Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP
10 PDP hours

Group Process Guidelines for Leading Groups and Classes
Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP
20 PDP hours

Ethics in Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Patricia B. Nemec, PsyD, CRC, CPRP and
Steve LaMaster, MS, CPRP
5 PDP hours

Research Issues for Mental Health Consumers/Survivors
Joan Rapp, M.Ed, CAGS
10 PDP Hours
How to Give a Workshop
Patricia B. Nemec, PsyD, CRC, CPRP
5 PDP Hours
How to Write a Journal Article
LeRoy Spaniol, PhD
5 PDP Hours

The following online courses are adaptations of the specialization courses in psychiatric rehabilitation from the Rehabilitation Counseling Program, which were modified for online study.

PDP 606:
Rehabilitation of Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities
Cheryl Gagne, ScD
60 PDP Hours
PDP 608:
Psychological and Social Aspects of Psychiatric Disability

LeRoy Spaniol, PhD
60 PDP Hours
PDP 703-Rec:
Facilitating a Recovery Workshop

LeRoy Spaniol, PhD
45 PDP Hours



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