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Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program (PSR)

Psycho-social Rehabilitation provides a formally organized, goal-oriented, curriculum based program of daily activities directed toward assisting participants with a mental illness or emotional disturbance to function at their highest level of independence
in their community. The program also incorporates peer socialization, vocational counseling, community education & awareness, and pro-social skills for participants.

Program Philosophy
Psycho-social Rehabilitation and Recovery Model for Mental Illness – This model suggests that mentally ill individuals can be rehabilitated back into society and make a recovery that does not necessarily require the complete relief of symptoms. In the same way that stroke patients and arthroscopic knee surgery patients can be rehabilitated in order to regain some of their previous abilities, the mentally ill can also be rehabilitated to rejoin the local community and the society at large, with or without medication. The recovery model is useful in treating the whole person, as opposed to treating just the mental illness. Many individuals with physical ailments continue to live a very full life, with some difficulties, that with training may become minimal. Mental illness can be viewed in the same way. There is more to the individual than their illness: the client is not the illness.

Program Features
• Services are provided in as normalized an environment as possible
• Emphasis is on the here and now rather than on problems from the past
• Work is central to the rehabilitation process
• Emphasis is on a social rather than medical model
• All people have under-used capacities that they can
develop
• All people can be equipped with skills
• Emphasis is on clients’ strengths rather than on
pathologies
• People have the right and responsibility for selfdetermination