1. Describe procedures at your internship agency or program for assessing readiness for rehabilitation and setting rehabilitation goals. This is likely to be 2-3 pages long. Be sure to include documentation procedures (examples of blank forms may be included). On a new page, write a brief (1-2 paragraph) evaluation of the “match” of the described procedures to your understanding of psychiatric rehabilitation. Be sure to include at least one positive (an area of “good match”) and at least one area where the “match” could be improved. You may use the values and principles of psych rehab (see RC606 textbooks), the USPRA/IAPSRS Code of Ethics, or any set of practice guidelines for psych rehab.
Example 1: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (http://www.ahrq.gov) has published clinical practice guidelines. For a frequently cited example, see the AHRQ listing of health conditions and diseases, and click on “research findings” (on the left under “directories”), then on the topic “mental health,” then on “schizophrenia,” then on the “PORT” recommendations. (Nemec, P. (2006, Fall) Psychiatric Rehabilitation I. Boston University. SAR RC 704).

2. Describe procedures at your internship agency or program for developing skills (i.e., improving performance). This is likely to be at least 2-3 pages long. Be sure to include documentation procedures (examples of blank forms, such as a rehab plan or PSTP may be included).
On a new page, write a brief (1-2 paragraphs) evaluation of the “match” of the described procedures to your understanding of psychiatric rehabilitation. Be sure to include at least one positive (an area of “good match”) and at least one area where the “match” could be improved. (Nemec, P. (2006, Fall) Psychiatric Rehabilitation III. Boston University. SAR RC 714).

3. Write a brief essay (1-2 pages) describing your internship site. If you are at the same place as last semester, you may edit the internship site description used for RC705 and resubmit it.
Describe procedures at your internship agency or program for conducting assessments. Be sure to specifically address how a person’s skills and resources are assessed. This description is likely to be 2-3 pages long. Be sure to include documentation procedures (examples of blank forms may be included). On a new page, write a brief (1-2 paragraph) evaluation of the “match” of the described procedures to your understanding of psychiatric rehabilitation. Be sure to include at least one positive (an area of “good match”) and at least one area where the “match” could be improved. In order to determine the “match,” you may use the values, principles, and process of psych rehab (see RC704 handouts and RC606 textbooks), and/or the USPRA Code of Ethics (available on http://www.uspra.org).
Optional: In evaluating your agency procedures, conduct a literature review or web search for research-based recommendations for conducting a functional assessment. Start with either the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website (http://www.ahrq.gov) or the National Guideline Clearinghouse website (http://www.guidelines.gov). If you found any relevant practice guidelines or evidence-based practice in your web search, include that in your assessment of “match.” If not, add a final paragraph with a brief summary of what you did find on your web search. This optional component can become part of your final project. (Nemec, P. (2007, Spring) Psychiatric Rehabilitation II. Boston University. SAR RC 705).

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