PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION (PRS)
The philosophy of Psychosocial Rehabilitation is a treatment program for persons with long-term, severe psychiatric disabilities. The programs are designed to both strengthen the individual’s skills and to develop the environmental support necessary to sustain the individual in the community.
The specific services include opportunities to meet identified needs and supportive services in relation to independent living. They shall be offered in a manner that maximizes the individual’s responsibility, control and feeling of self-worth.
The services, which the individual may need to use on a short term basis or indefinitely, are designed to achieve or maintain community adjustment. They are provided in the context of a supportive normalizing environment in the community. In addition, their treatment program may include client assessment, goal planning activities, individual and group therapy, and family support activities.
The Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program helps to evaluate the needs, abilities, strengths and preferences of the individual by identifying and developing skills necessary to live independently within their communities. The program focus is on three elements: Rehabilitative Psychosocial Therapy, Interpersonal Skills and Daily Living Skills as a mean to assisting clients in their recovery process.