Course Syllabus

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Pre-Work

E-Learning

  • What is a Certified Personal Medicine Coach?
  • Meet your Coaches
  • Testing your Technology

Week 1 – Welcome & Orientation

Live Coaching Session – (TBA)

  • Introduction of faculty and learners
  • Didactic Learning with Patricia E. Deegan, PhD
    • Why I developed Personal Medicine to support people in their recovery
    • The evidence base for Personal Medicine
    • How Personal Medicine meets SAMHSA’s core recovery competencies
    • How to practice Recovery Leadership in the workplace
  • Overview of Learning Management System (commongroundprogram.com)
  • Course and Attendance Expectations
  • Q & A

Community Posting

  • Introduction and Short Bio

Week 2 – The Foundations of Personal Medicine

E-Learning

  • What is Personal Medicine
  • The Power of Personal Medicine
  • Personal Medicine and Physical Health
  • Fidelity Standards for Personal Medicine
  • Quiz:  Personal Medicine Fidelity

Practice

  • How to use the Personal Medicine Worksheet
  • Complete the Personal Medicine Worksheet for yourself
  • Help one other person discover their Personal Medicine using the Personal Medicine Worksheet

Community Posting

  • Engage in structured discussion with other learners

Week 3 – Personal Medicine Guides

Live Coaching Session – (TBA)

  • Personal Medicine Fidelity & Rating Guide
  • Using the Personal Medicine Worksheet
  • Focus on engagement skills – “It’s not about the Worksheet”
  • Reinforcing the healer within

E-Learning

  • What are Personal Medicine Guides and Cards?
  • Quiz: Personal Medicine Guides

Practice

  • Use the Personal Medicine Guide you have chosen for yourself
    • (i.e., Personal Medicine Guide for Distressing Voices; Personal Medicine Guide for Sleep)

Community Posting

  • Engage in structured discussion with other learners

Week 4 – Personal Medicine Cards

E-Learning

  • Personal Medicine for Anxiety
  • Personal Medicine for Anger
  • Personal Medicine for Depression
  • Personal Medicine for Distressing Voices
  • Personal Medicine for False Beliefs
  • Personal Medicine for Food Cravings
  • Personal Medicine for Grief
  • Personal Medicine for Negative Thinking
  • Personal Medicine for Self-Harm
  • Personal Medicine for Sleep

Practice

  • Use two categories of Cards with two different individuals

Community Posting

  • Engage in structured discussion with other learners

Week 5 – Going Deeper with Personal Medicine

Live Coaching Session – (TBA)

  • Learner feedback on experience of using the Guides and Cards
  • Challenges/Questions
  • Examples from practice and homework with personalized feedback
  • Do’s and Don’ts of using Personal Medicine Guides & Cards
  • Q & A

E-Learning

  • The Power of Personal Medicine
  • Is Personal Medicine Anti-psychiatry?
  • Personal Medicine during Medication Reductions
  • Personal Medicine is Dynamic
  • Quiz:  The Foundations of Personal Medicine

Practice

  • Help two other people discover their Personal Medicine using the Personal Medicine Worksheet

Report

  • Submit your Using Personal Medicine Report

Week 6 – Catch Up & 1:1 Coaching

Live Coaching Session – (TBA)

  • Going Deeper with Personal Medicine
  • Using Personal Medicine in Groups
  • Using Personal Medicine Guides with Individuals
  • Preparation for Final Exam
  • Catch-up on outstanding work
  • Schedule individualized Coaching sessions as needed

Week 7 – Final Exam

Final Exam: due (TBA)

  • Complete comprehensive examination of the course

Outstanding Work

  • Complete all outstanding work

Week 8 – Certification Celebration

Live Coaching Session – (TBA)

  • Commencement talk by Patricia E. Deegan, PhD
  • Reveal of Certified Personal Medicine Coaches on the website
  • Certificates will be mailed
  • Reflections on our journey together
  • Recertification process and what it means for you
  • Access to additional resources

E-Learning:

  • Online course evaluation and suggestions

 

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