Core Principles of Psycho-Social Rehabilitation

Effective date: September 30, 2011

Revised January 2018

Relevant Legislation:

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LOFT Community Services abides by the Core Principles of Recovery/ Psycho-Social Rehabilitation.

They are as follows:

1. Recovery is the ultimate goal of PSR/Recovery.  Interventions must facilitate the process of recovery.

2. PSR/Recovery practices help people re-establish normal roles in the community and their reintegration into community life.

3. PSR/Recovery practices facilitate the development of personal support networks.

4. PSR/Recovery practices facilitate an enhanced quality of life for each person receiving services.

5. All people have the capacity to learn and grow.

6. People receiving services have the right to direct their own affairs, including those that are related to their psychiatric disability.

7. All people are to be treated with respect and dignity.

8. PSR/Recovery Practitioners make conscious and consistent efforts to eliminate labeling and discrimination, particularly discrimination based upon a disabling condition.

9. Culture and/or ethnicity play an important role in recovery.  They are sources of strengths and enrichment for the person and the services.

10. PSR/Recovery interventions build on strengths of each person.

11. PSR/Recovery services are to be coordinated, accessible, and available as long as needed.

12. All services are to be designed to address the unique needs of each individual, consistent with the individual’s cultural values and norms.

13. PSR/Recovery practices actively encourage and support the involvement of persons in normal community activities, such as school and work, throughout the rehabilitation process.

14. The involvement and partnership of persons receiving services and family members is an essential ingredient of the process of rehabilitation and recovery.

15. PSR/Recovery practitioners should constantly strive to improve the services they provide.


See program manual.