Psychosocial Rehabilitation at Anuvia

As part of Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center’s role as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), we are now offering a Psychosocial Rehabilitation program (PSR). The goal of PSR is to help individuals with serious and persistent mental illness to develop the emotional, social, and intellectual skills needed to live, learn, and work in the community with the least amount of professional support.

The overall philosophy of PSR comprises two intervention strategies. The first strategy is individual-centered and develops the client’s skills in interacting with a stressful environment. The second strategy is ecological and develops environmental resources to reduce potential stressors. Most clients need a combination of both approaches.

Enabling persons with serious and persistent mental illness to live a normal life in the community shifts the focus away from an illness model towards a model of functional disability. Social role functioning – including social relationships, work, and leisure as well as increasing quality of life and decreasing family burden – is of vital importance to individuals who are living with serious and persistent mental illness.

PSR modules include:

  • Medication Management
  • Symptom Management
  • Substance Use Management
  • Basic Conversational Skills
  • Interpersonal Problem Solving
  • Friendship & Intimacy
  • Recreation & Leisure
  • Workplace Fundamentals
  • Community (Re) Entry
  • Family Involvement

Each module is composed of skills areas. The skills areas are taught in exercises with demonstration videos, role-play and problem-solving exercises, and homework assignments.

If you’re interested in learning more about Psychosocial Rehabilitation services from Anuvia, contact us now.

Source: Rössler W. Psychiatric rehabilitation today: an overview. World Psychiatry. 2006 Oct;5(3):151-7.