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PsychEd: educational psychiatry podcast

May 29, 2019

Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. This episode covers Psychiatric Rehabilitation with guest Dr. Abraham Rudnick, who is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Dalhousie.

In this episode, Aarti and Alex learn about Psychiatric Rehabilitation, also known as Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR), a rarely discussed or taught “4th branch” of mental health intervention. Join our residents as they discover the definition, purpose, history, process, character, and possibilities of psychiatric rehabilitation from a world expert.

The learning objectives for this episode are as follows:


By the end of this episode, the listener will be able to

  1. Define psychiatric rehabilitation (PSR)
  2. Differentiate clinical and personal recovery
  3. Understand how PSR supports personal recovery
  4. Differentiate psychiatric rehabilitation from other mental health interventions
  5. Identify key areas of overlap with psychotherapy
  6. Identify key concepts within the process of PSR: readiness assessment and development, skills, supports, environment of choice, lack of coercion, maintenance of hope
  7. Locate resources to further their own knowledge and skills in PSR*


As referenced in the podcast*:


Online PSR training courses:


1) Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal

2) Work of Dr. William Anthony

3) Dr. Patrick Corrigan’s Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Rehabilitation


Guest staff psychiatrist: Dr. Abraham Rudnick, BMedSc, MD, MPsych, PhD, CPRP, FRCPC, CCPE, DFESPCH, FCPA, CSLI, CPRRP


CPA Note: The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

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