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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Techniques

Entry requirements:

Secondary School diploma

Duration of the course:

3 years (180 credits)

Attendance:

obligatory

Educational goals:

Within the context of the health care profession of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Technician, graduates are health care operators who – within the framework of a therapeutic project developed by a multidisciplinary team – carry out rehabilitation and educational interventions on individuals affected by psychological disability. The graduate in psychiatric rehabilitation techniques shares in assessing the psychological disability and potential of the patient, analyzes his or her needs and evolution, and brings out the resources of the family and social and environmental milieu, shares in identifying the training, therapeutic and psychiatric rehabilitation goals, and in drawing up the specific intervention programme aimed at the recovery and development of the individual being treated;  implements actions aimed at enabling/rehabilitating the individuals to take care of themselves and for interpersonal relations of various degrees of complexity and also, when possible, to work; operates in the context of primary prevention on the territory, in order to promote the development of networks, in order to favour  reception and management of situations at risk of manifest pathologies; works on the family and the social context of the individuals, in order to help their re-introduction into the community; shares in assessing the outcome of enabling and rehabilitating programmes on the individuals involved, with reference to the goals; contributes to the education of the supporting staff, and shares directly in updating the professional profile.

Employment opportunities:

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Technician can work professionally with public or private Structures and Health Care Services, which may include:

  • Mental Health Centres;
  • Daycare Centres;
  • Residential Rehabilitation Communities;
  • Psychiatric Diagnosis and Care Services;
  • Psychiatric Prisons;
  • Substance Abuse Services;
  • Centres for Nutritional Behaviour Disorders;
  • Neuropsychiatric Services for Children and Adolescents;
  • Geriatric care and rehabilitation services;
  • Reception centres for minors;
  • Reception centres for  families.