PSR AP provides monthly webinars! 


PSR Advanced Practice is based out of BC, and supported by Douglas College

. The purpose of the PSR Advanced Practice (PSR AP) is to support clinicians and managers responsible for providing PSR services.  Find the PSR AP website HERE. 

Upcoming Webinar" February 23rd, 2018 at 10:30am (PST)

Transforming, and Integrating Recovery-Oriented Services with a Collaborative Leadership Approach

Presenters: Anthony Neptune–Rehabilitation and Recovery Manager for Fraser Health Authority

Fraser Health (FH) is the largest health authority in BC and has the highest number of people affected by mental health and substance use disorders of any health authority in British Columbia.

Domain E in the new Practice Competencies is Facilitating Change and Providing Leadership.


Learning Goals:

  • Participants will be able to describe the importance of Organizational Leadership cultivating space for those with lived experience to use their voices in regards to recovery services–“Nothing about us without us.”

  • Participants will understand the balance of implementing both evidence-based programs and emerging and promising practices into recovery services.

  • Identify key strategies for creating an environment where employees can explore, take risks and create innovative new initiatives.

Check out the PSR AP archived webinars HERE
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The following are some archived recent webinars: 

Championing Our Work with the Core Competencies–Webinar

On December 15th the PSR/RPS Canada CEO, Vicky Huehn, and Board President, John Higenbottam, were guests on PSR Advanced Practice webinar, speaking about the PSR Practice Competencies.

In September 2017, PSR Canada launched a revision of the Competencies of Practice for Canadian Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practitioners. The Competencies are used to evaluate performance for organizations and staff practicing with a Recovery-Orientation. Read more about the Core Competencies HERE

The new updated 2017 Core Competencies include the following:

  •  Diversity and Inclusion
  • Professional Skills
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR), Supporting Practices and Recovery-Oriented Services
  • Equity and Social Participation
  • Facilitating Change and Providing Leadership

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (three parts)

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Facilitated by: Jenn Cusick from Luminate Wellness, Sylvia Keszthelyi and Amanda Berg. 

WRAP is a recovery program that is currently utilized by health, educational and social services agencies all over BC. Yet, there are many people who don’t know what a WRAP group looks and feels like.

WRAP is a tool used by many. It has application with any demographic. WRAP groups have been run in several educational organizations and health authorities for both clients and staff.

Currently, in BC many service recipients AND service providers have and use a personal WRAP.

As a participant in this webinar, you will get to participate experientially (over the webinar chat feature) for this mini-WRAP session. In addition, you will be encouraged to take off your service provider hat and engage by creating your own personal mini WRAP.

Supporting Higher Education

Facilitated by: Dr T. Jarus, Mr. M. Lee, Dr J. Gagnon & Ms L. Bulk

Engaging in higher education is the dream of countless people.  However, there are many barriers to fulfill that dream.  It is even harder for people with disabilities, especially those with non-visible disabilities.  The challenge is steeper when studying in a Health and Human Service program. This workshop will share with you some of the challenges we identified through multiple studies and projects we implemented on our campus, and highlight some of the strategies we can use to better support people with disability to make this higher education dream come true.

Leveraging The Value Of Peer Support In Recovery Services

Facilitated by Matthew Federici from The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

This webinar will provide an overview understanding of the value of peer support in recovery services and how to effectively implement peer support roles to transform traditional healthcare services.


Facilitated by: Dr. Simon Davis & Dr. Regina Casey

This session is intended to offer background to our upcoming series on supported education. Presenters will briefly review the current body of literature from both academic and clinical perspectives. Workshop participants will also be encouraged to share their experience of the topic

Facilitated by: Tara Stratchan

Tara will lead us in a conversation about this important aspect of recovery. Often topics such as this, get overlooked in mental health services. However, relationships and intimacy are both important aspects of humanity. Join us as Tara shares the journey she and the members of ECHO clubhouse took to create a program that addresses relationships, intimacy and sexuality.  

This webinar will develop an appreciation of the key evidence-based factors associated with successful client outcomes, recognize common language and non-verbal relational barriers to good client engagement, recognize key service principles associated with the development of effective client engagement, develop an appreciation of the confluence between effective client engagement, trauma informed practice and social justice,  develop an appreciation of the confluence between serving from a place of committed ethical mission and outcomes.


All past WEBINARS are stored on the PSR Advanced Practice YouTube page. 

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What is the PSR Advanced Practice?

PSR Advanced Practice (PSR AP) is based in British Columbia. PSR AP is funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Health and provides leadership, education and guidance to the mental health field to help develop and put effective, evidence-based psychosocial rehabilitation practices into place.


The purpose of the PSR Advanced Practice (PSR AP) is to support clinicians and managers responsible for providing PSR services.   The PSR AP provides support to the field by transferring evidence-based knowledge, providing expert clinical consultation, developing and presenting training and education events for the field, developing website/resources, and project management including provision of secretariat support for the PSR Provincial Advisory Committee and the community of PSR practice.