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Patricia B. Nemec, PsyD, CRC, CPRP
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Pat Nemec is an internationally recognized trainer in psychiatric rehabilitation, and was the director of the academic specialization in psychiatric rehabilitation at Boston University (now closed). She has played an important role on curriculum development teams for the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation as well as for regional training projects in psychiatric rehabilitation and academic curriculum development for undergraduate and graduate programs in health and rehabilitation sciences. As an active contributor to the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Pat was a key member of the task force groups that developed the USPRA Language Guidelines and the most recent revision of the USPRA Multicultural Principles. She is the current Vice President of the Commission responsible for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner program, and a founding member of the Consortium of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Educators.

Online Seminar Description

Participants will learn the basic principles of designing and delivering a workshop presentation. The seminar activities and handouts will guide participants through the process of sketching out a 90-minute workshop. This seminar will provide new skills for people who wish to deliver workshops in their areas of expertise and experience.

The skills involved in giving workshops are related to staff training and also are applicable for consumers and families, direct services staff, management staff, empowerment and recovery, and knowledge exchange. Participants will be introduced to both the general principles and essential steps of planning and delivering a presentation in a workshop format. The activities and examples will guide participants through the process of sketching out a 90-minute workshop of their own. This seminar will include the use of visual materials to enhance learning and interaction.

It is anticipated that seminar participants will achieve the following goals:

  • Participants will be able to list the basic principles of workshop presentation.
  • Participants will sketch out a proposal for a future workshop.

All materials and handouts are included with the course registration fee. These materials are available for download in accessible formats.


After participating in the online seminar, type out a workshop proposal and sent it to:

Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP
Director, Professional Development Program
Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
940 Commonwealth Avenue West, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

After the evaluation form and workshop proposal are received, you will be awarded a certificate of participation for 5 PDP Hours. Professional Development Program hours may be used for continuing education purposes


You may register for the online course at any time and complete the course at any time—there are no time requirements at all.

Registration for the PDP Online Seminar How to Give A Workshop is $25.00. Registration provides access to course lecture pages, downloadable course handouts and materials, and a certificate of participation for 5 PDP Hours (if the above criteria are met).

Click "Add to cart" image on the right register online for the Online Seminar How to Give a Workshop.

If you would prefer to register by mail or fax, please use this printable registration form.

Consult the Professional Development Program Online Seminars webpage for registration procedures and the PDP Hours webpage for continuing education information.


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