Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Psychiatric Rehabilitation - Certificate

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation certificate at College of DuPage prepares students for entry into the mental health field as a psychiatric rehabilitation technician. These workers assess clients for program eligibility based on specific criteria, co-facilitate group interaction, help clients with medication management skills, and provide small-group and community presentations on health and safety issues concerning individuals with mental illness.

Upon completion of this one-year certificate, students are eligible to work as mental health technicians at health centers, state hospitals, transitional service centers, vocational rehabilitation agencies, group homes, nursing homes and many other types of facilities.

Students in the Psychiatric Rehabilitation certificate program at COD are required to complete four courses on psychiatric rehabilitation, health skills, and vocational and community living skills. In addition, they must complete 300 hours of fieldwork to earn a Psychiatric Rehabilitation certificate.

Contact Information

Andrea Polites, MSW, LCSW, ICDVP, CADC, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536B, (630) 942-2103

Jason Florin, MHS, CAADC, MISA I, SAP, Associate Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536, (630) 942-2043

Julie Trytek, LCPC, CADC, Assistant Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC) 2536, (630) 942-2328

Human Services Adjunct Faculty

Kelly A. Lidinsky, Program Advisor
Human Services Programs
Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Email: lidinskyk@cod.edu
Direct line: (630) 942-3248
For appointments, contact Counseling & Advising

Human Services Office

The Human Services program office is located on the second floor of the Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536.

Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-2010