Webinar: PSR and Employment Competencies: Helping People with Complex Needs Find Employment
- Open to the Public
- Regina Casey Ph.D. and Chris Arnold M.Sc.
- BC PSR Advanced Practice
Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Employment Competencies: Helping People with Complex Needs Find Employment
Presenters: Regina Casey Ph.D. and Chris Arnold M.Sc.
This first of six webinars will explore two recently published competency frameworks of interest to employment practitioners in Canada. Competencies that shape practice include the Competencies of Practice for Canadian Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practitioners (2013) and the Canadian Association for Supported Employment competencies (2013) published by the Disability field. This webinar will articulate best practices in employment within these frameworks, will identify differences and similarities within these approaches and help workshop participants to identify additional resources to support practice.
Finally, presenters will share lessons learned regarding these approaches an positively enhance practice.
Session Objectives :
- Articulate PSR competencies and indicators with a specific focus on employment
- Articulate the Canadian Association for Supported Employment competencies
- Consider how these competencies are similar and different
- Articulate how these competencies can positively influence practice
Chris Arnold is a Behavioural Therapist, Authour, Teacher, and Public Speaker.
He has a M.Sc. degree in psychology, and is a master level trainer in Non Violent Crisis Intervention. He is the Clinical Director of the Provincial Networking Group Inc. and is also a psychology professor with Northwest Community College. He has been working in the field of disability services for over 25 years.
Chris managed one of the most successful supported employment agencies in BC for over 18 years, and is regularly asked to teach and mentor in the area of specialized employment services for people with disabilities. He recently became the first person in Canada to receive the “Certified Employment Support Professional” designation from a USA based accrediting body (APSE). Recently Chris joined the Douglas College team as an instructor in the new advanced certificate program “Employment Supports Specialty”.
Regina Casey is the coordinator of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Post-Degree Diploma at Douglas College and the B. C. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Advanced Practice. The latter is a centre funded by the B.C. Ministry of Health that provides leadership, education and guidance to the mental health field to help develop and put effective, evidence-based psychosocial rehabilitation practices into place. These roles allow Regina to advance practice via proving and developing educational opportunities for students, people receiving services, family members and practitioners. Regina is also engaged in consulting with a number of health care organizations across the country and has the opportunity to participate in several research projects aimed at further developing and supporting best practices in mental health service delivery.
Regina is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC & Member of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Curriculum committee and has contributed to the development and deliver of psychosocial rehabilitation modules since 2006.
Regina is also in her second term serving as co-president of Psychosocial Rehabilitation of British Columbia and a member of the education committee with the BC chapter and with Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Réadaptation Psychosociale (RPS) Canada
Regina’s research interests lie in better understanding the experience of people who live with mental health issues and family members with a view promoting and developing recovery-oriented, effective clinical practice and policy.
The BC PSR Advanced Practice is pleased to offer this first of six webinars that will explore two recently published competency frameworks of interest to employment practitioners in Canada. Competencies that shape practice include the Competencies of Practice for Canadian Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practitioners (2013) and the Canadian Association for Supported Employment competencies (2013) published by the Disability field.